Mark Smith

Mark Smith

BandRockClassic Rock

Mark Smith's music is a combination of many musical genres that mold together to form a musical feast which could best be described as Southern Rock with a chaser of 70's rock, modern pop, and the blues. His show's are entertaining & diverse in material and feature excellent musicianship & variety.

Biography

Mark Smith has had an unquenchable passion for music all of his life. He was first introduced to the guitar when his mother cleaned out his dad's closet and placed an unused red guitar in his room. At this point the curiosity then turned into an intense love affair. First embracing the music his parents loved, and then delving into undiscovered genres. He began recording his first musical ideas at the local radio station where he worked as a weekend DJ. Throughout his college career, he became more intrigued by high-energy electric guitar driven music and by the time he moved to Nashville his interests had begun to turn to country and bluegrass.

After working with a few local acts as a guitarist and backup signer, he finally began to find his original sound that somehow integrated the wide spectrum of music he had immersed himself with. The songs featured on his first album "Six Months On Richmond" feature elements of many musical genres that mold together to form a musical feast which could best be described as Southern Rock with a chaser of 70's rock, modern pop, and the blues. His unique voice and crafty songwriting combined with his tasteful guitar lines make his shows an entertaining display for musical enthusiasts of all genres.

Discography

6 Months on Richmond
1.) Let em roll
2.) Worth the pain
3.) Man I am
4.) Further down the line
5.) Enjoy the ride
6.) The other side of the levy
7.) Its your move
8.) Chill

Set List

You look good in my shirt - Keith Urban
Ramblin Man - The allman brothers
The Wieght - The Band
Plush - Stone Temple Pilots
Its 5 O'clock somewhere - Alan Jackson
I shot the sherrif - Eric Clapton
Three little Birds - Bob Marley
Fortunate Son - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Midnight Rider - The Allman Brothers
Sittin on the Dock of the bay - Otis Redding
How sweet it is to be loved by you - James Taylor
Rocky Top - Classic
Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffett
Somebody Like you - Keith Urban
Neon Moon - Brooks and Dunn
Ticks - Brad Paisley
Georgia on my mind - Ray Charles
I won't back down - Tom Petty and the heartbreakers
Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
Turn the page - Bob Segar
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
Right where I need to Be - Gary Alan
Runnin Down a Dream - Tom Petty and the heartbreakers
Mama Tried - Merle Haggard
Workin Man Blues - Merle Haggard
Sweet Child O mine - Guns and roses
Hold on Loosely - 38 Special
Take it Easy - The eagles
If your goin through