Patrick Smith Band
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Patrick Smith Band

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The best kept secret in music


"Patrick Smith Allstar Jam"

The jam on this night would truly start with an actual jam, leading from the soundcheck into a full-blown instrumental. Smith started out sitting at the keys, working the bass line with his left hand as the band constructed a Chicago-style blues standard around him. At one point he even had his v-shaped acoustic guitar in his lap while he was playing the keyboard, alternating between the two, as he would do for most of the night. They moved from there on to funkier territory, touching the edges of some jams that sounded very much like the Meters. Smith switched back and forth between the organ tone of the Roland to a clavichord sound on his synthesizer. All the while he was working multiple pedals with his feet and looking back at the drummer to signal changes in the jam. His hands were a blur at this point, but all the members of the band were in perfect sync with him. For a while it seemed as if they would hold the All-Star Jam all by themselves for the entire evening. south regional report- feb 28, 2000 by Chip Schramm - Chip Schramm

"Avalon Theater Press Release"

Every once in a while you stumble across something special. Patrick Smith is a self-taught pianist and grew up playing the explosive Highway 61 blues corridor between Vicksburg and Greenville, Mississippi. He opened last June for the Dirty Dozen Brass band and blew the roof off of the theatre. His authentic barrel house piano style will do that and his backing band and musical arrangements are fantastic

Avalon Theater- Easton, MD 3/06 - Avalon Theater


We are the 2005 Vicksburg Blues Society regional winner for the International Blues Challange!! - Vicksburg Blues Society


We have just released our first full length LP. It is call Free Beer and Fried Chicken. It is available at all BeBop Record stores, Amazon .com and


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Patrick Smith is a self-taught pianist who had his first paying gig at the age of fourteen. Throughout high school, he played the explosive Highway 61 blues corridor between Vicksburg and Greenville, Mississippi, having to sit outside the kitchen door or in the parking lot during set breaks because he wasn’t old enough to stay inside the bars he was playing in. Patrick honed his skills by playing constantly and jamming whenever he could, jamming with the now-legendary Beanland on riverboat cruises on the Mississippi as a teenager and playing with JoJo Herman of Beanland and Widespread Panic fame while in college in Oxford, Mississippi. Now, Patrick often tours with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Heavy tourin keeps Patrick’s own band fine- tuned as they currently perform more than 100 gigs per year. The Patrick Smith Band’s music is funky, bluesy, and soulful, but rocks. You won't help but be moved.