Sean Smith
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Sean Smith

Greenback, Tennessee, United States | SELF

Greenback, Tennessee, United States | SELF
Solo Folk Acoustic

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"FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRLog (Press Release)"

Spread the word! Tennessee singer/songwriter Sean Smith, Acoustic Folk Poet, is coming to a city near you!


For over 10 years Sean has exposed us to a raw, profound lyrical experience. Somewhere between Dylan and Leadbelly – Smith, a country/bluesman at heart; combined with his unique style of folk poetry, charged with passion and meaning will move you!


Sean's music has focused on the realities of life; from politics to relationships. Songs to explore include "Moonlight"; which describes how nature always manages to center and direct his romantic relationships during turbulent times. "Brownsferry" is an incredibly vivid and poetic story that talks about hope and inspiration, about the magic of music and music’s place in our own hearts and lives. "Rock Star" talks of the lonely life of a musician and his guitar, trading home for a life on the road. It brings focus to the way he forces simple things surrounding his ever changing environment to seem like permanent fixtures, as if he were home, as well as constantly creating home like rituals to keep himself grounded. The most haunting song of all that Sean shares is the "The Ballad of Indiana". Indiana is the controversial telling of a little girl’s trials. Growing up is hard and often unfair. Indiana deals with the memories of tragic childhood events, and as she tries to leave those skeletons in her past, ghosts remind her of the person who changed her world forever. You can see Sean perform live at www.seansong.com, or www.myspace.com/seansong.
CD’s are available at: www.cdbaby.com/smithsean.

For securing Bookings and Media Relations contact:
Brower Entertainment
Attention: Craig Yates (901) 813-8507 or (866) 206-9070 X5985 (VM) browerentertainmentcyates@yahoo.com
www.browerentertainment.com

- Brower Entertainment


"Sean Smith's Talent Keeps Growing"

by Jay Mouton
posted June 12, 2005

Sean Smith should be no stranger to anybody who has popped their head into a club or two here in Chattanooga over the last few of years. I met Sean at UTC a while back when he was still a student and was on the cusp of change. Within several months of our meeting he would be performing music full-time, and spend a great deal of his time traveling. It was fortuitous for me to catch him on stage last night at Riverbend.

I reviewed one of Sean’s performances a couple of years ago, and I can say with confidence that his talent has only grown. I caught one of his gigs when Molly McQuire’s was still open and featuring live music. The strengths of Sean’s musical ability, smooth vocals, affable personality, and the gift of the turn of phrase have become more acute and honed. His comfort level with an audience seems to have progressed as well. Last, but not least, he released the CD compilation of some of his songs that I’d been waiting to get a hold of. His CD, Live@Eddies Attic, is more than worth the investment in listening time.

The singer songwriter is an amalgam of many traits and Sean Smith is no exception. His sense of pathos allows him access into his listener’s hearts. His sense of irony paints pictures that can change in the blink of an eye, or the flutter of a guitar strum. Sean’s philosophical interpretations to the events birthed by the human condition are the stuff hopeful wordsmiths dream of, but seldom work toward. He is, in a word, a songwriter.

Saturday afternoon was on the verge of a downpour, but the deluge held until Sean’s gig was nearly over. Before the rainfall drenched the Riverbend grounds Sean managed to perform nearly a dozen songs for a rapt and appreciative audience; his closest friend, and sterling guitarist, Chris Graham joined him on stage for several numbers. During the breaks between songs I had a chance to talk with a couple of audience members and found that each one of them had heard of Sean or had caught other shows. I predict this trend as a good sign for things to come.

More than any other ability the songwriter must possess, it is the ability to paint images to reach our souls, and the tool of construction is the word. Sean’s words have that capacity—they invade the mind, form unforgettable images, and leave those images seared into memory like a brand. It is only by the strength of those words that any songwriter can affect us, without that strength, without the power of words the songwriter is rendered mute. If the songwriter is mute, the world of musical imagery withers on the vine and dies. With talents such as those possessed by Sean Smith, we will suffer no such calamity.
- Chattanoogan.com


"Sean Smith comes to Black Mountain"

by Keith W. Norton

“Sean Smith's music was born
out of the most venerable of
folk traditions: A life shaded
by adversity begat a cry for
social change, and the result
was pure, guitar-fueled poetry."
- The Mountain Xpress, Asheville, North Carolina


"FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRLog (Press Release)"

Spread the word! Tennessee singer/songwriter Sean Smith, Acoustic Folk Poet, is coming to a city near you!


For over 10 years Sean has exposed us to a raw, profound lyrical experience. Somewhere between Dylan and Leadbelly – Smith, a country/bluesman at heart; combined with his unique style of folk poetry, charged with passion and meaning will move you!


Sean's music has focused on the realities of life; from politics to relationships. Songs to explore include "Moonlight"; which describes how nature always manages to center and direct his romantic relationships during turbulent times. "Brownsferry" is an incredibly vivid and poetic story that talks about hope and inspiration, about the magic of music and music’s place in our own hearts and lives. "Rock Star" talks of the lonely life of a musician and his guitar, trading home for a life on the road. It brings focus to the way he forces simple things surrounding his ever changing environment to seem like permanent fixtures, as if he were home, as well as constantly creating home like rituals to keep himself grounded. The most haunting song of all that Sean shares is the "The Ballad of Indiana". Indiana is the controversial telling of a little girl’s trials. Growing up is hard and often unfair. Indiana deals with the memories of tragic childhood events, and as she tries to leave those skeletons in her past, ghosts remind her of the person who changed her world forever. You can see Sean perform live at www.seansong.com, or www.myspace.com/seansong.
CD’s are available at: www.cdbaby.com/smithsean.

For securing Bookings and Media Relations contact:
Brower Entertainment
Attention: Craig Yates (901) 813-8507 or (866) 206-9070 X5985 (VM) browerentertainmentcyates@yahoo.com
www.browerentertainment.com

- Brower Entertainment


"Performing at Coffee Underground"

by Dan Armonaitis

“Before you know it, you’re completely soaked in. The very personification of the term “acoustic poet,” Smith serves up thought-provoking lyrics that not only point out some of the world injustices but also offers solutions.” - Metro Beat, Greenville, South Carolina


"Sean Smith performing at Eddies Attic"

by Blake Guthrie

“If the energy in the room could
be tapped somehow, California
would never have to worry
about another rolling blackout”
- Creative Loafing, Atlanta, GA


"Review of Live at Eddies Attic"

by Jay Mouton

“Sean Smith stands tall with Dylan
as a songwriter.”
- Southeast Performer Magazine, Atlanta Georgia


"Performing at Coffee Underground"

by Dan Armonaitis

“Before you know it, you’re completely soaked in. The very personification of the term “acoustic poet,” Smith serves up thought-provoking lyrics that not only point out some of the world injustices but also offers solutions.” - Metro Beat, Greenville, South Carolina


"College Reviews"

"The show with Sean was great!! He was also really great with the audience!"

North Dakota State University, 10/12/2005


"Sean was a super performer for us… excellent music and a great attitude."

Des Moines Area Community College, 2/23/2005.


"Sean really has a gift for pulling in the crowd. It was a great show."

Front Range Community College, Colorado, 2/2/2005.


"Sean was great to work with, very friendly, great audience reaction."

Centenary College, Louisiana, 9/14/2004.
- Modern Acoustic Music Agency


"College Reviews"

"The show with Sean was great!! He was also really great with the audience!"

North Dakota State University, 10/12/2005


"Sean was a super performer for us… excellent music and a great attitude."

Des Moines Area Community College, 2/23/2005.


"Sean really has a gift for pulling in the crowd. It was a great show."

Front Range Community College, Colorado, 2/2/2005.


"Sean was great to work with, very friendly, great audience reaction."

Centenary College, Louisiana, 9/14/2004.
- Modern Acoustic Music Agency


Discography

Painted Souls LP
Live@Eddies Attic LP

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Bio

Take a pinch of Counting Crows, a teaspoon of Dylan, stir in some Indigo Girls, and a dash of Tracy Chapman, and you round out Sean Smith pretty well. The Tennessee Singer-Songwriter has captivated the ears and minds of audiences across America for nearly 16 years. He has subsequently shared the stage with folk sensations such as Janis Ian, Leo Kottke, Michelle Malone, and pop superstar's John Mayer. Sean’s lyrical experiences are grown from his trials growing up a black american in the traditional South. In songs like “Pledge Allegiance,” and “The Way of This Place” Smith helps us to explore the human condition, and helps to reach a peaceable resolve through education, effort, and love. His second album, “Live @ Eddie’s Attic”, mixes a rich earthy vocal tone and passionate lyrical style with soulful acoustic accompaniment for a very unique and pleasantly original sound.

CD’s are available at: www.cdbaby.com/smithsean.

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