VVSmith

VVSmith

BandCountryRock

Imagine if you will a powerfully familiar alien sound that grabs you where it feels good and takes you places that you never knew existed. Something brand new yet as familiar as your favorite pair of shoes. VVSmith's original version of new high energy Alternative Country... (See vvsmith.com)

Biography

Imagine if you will a powerfully familiar alien sound that grabs you where it feels good and takes you places that you never knew existed. Something brand new yet as familiar as your favorite pair of shoes.

"High Energy" falls short of describing the VVSmith experience. Powerful, Passionate, Fun, Exciting, Understandable, Relatable, On the Mark, and Controlled Explosiveness come close but still no cigar. VVSmith's original music is a new high energy version of Alternative Country filled with great guitar work, feel good music and home hitting lyrics that leave you wanting more. Think of Big and Rich meeting Stevie Ray Vaughn in a restaurant for a dish of Toby Keith sprinkled over Joe Walsh with a fillet of ZZ Top wrapped in a Lynyrd Skynyrd casserole and topped off with a healthy portion of Soul. Add layers of dynamics, sing along hooks, big grooves and relatable lyrics and you've got yourself an entree of VVSmith.

VVSmith is formed with professional musicians that have many combined years in the entertainment industry. Members have played in bands such as Noise Records/RMG recording artists: Wicked Angel, The Godz, Space Cowboys and EZ Thrill. While with various bands VV has played shows from moderate sized venues to 20,000+ seat arenas and has appeared in many International magazines and radio stations as well as European MTV.
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Lyrics

A New Kinda' Blue

Written By: VanVechten Smith

I see my Jesus coming
Walking down the road
He’s my resurrection
Yes I know

(Bridge)
He takes me by the hand
And walks me to that Promised Land
You see, my Jesus loves me
He’s my savior man

(Chorus)
When I’m walkin’ through the night
It’s a new light shining through
It’s a new kinda blue

I feel the love within me
I feel it overflow
Taking me to heaven
This I know
(Bridge-Chorus-Lead)

You see, I keep a walkin
Down that Glory Road
Leading me to sunshine
Yes I know
(Bridge-Chorus-1st Verse-Bridge-Chorus)

In the Valley

Written By: VanVechten Smith

Long roads and stepping stones
I’m homeward bound; they take me home to You
The dusty trails, where I roam
Let me know just where I’m going, too

(Ch1)
And here I am, walking through
The Valley of the Shadow with You

All my life I have known
There’s nothing in this foolish world for me
And all my highs were hittin’ low
With all the things I thought I’d known, but now I see

(Ch2)
And here I am, walking through
The Valley of the Shadow with You
With all I know and all I feel
There’s never nothin’ here for me, except for You

(Bridge)
You bless my heart and bless my soul
You are my life; everywhere I go I’m seeing You
I plant my seeds, water, watch ‘em grow
When I catch my breath I’m coming home
I wanna be with You
(V1-Ch1-Br-Ch-Out)

Thunderbolt

Written By: VVSmith

There it was; it flashed across the room
I was blinded, now I see
A bright light splashed on a little bit of honey and the honey stuck to me, don’t you see

Bridge
She’s a heart breakin’ little thunderbolt - slappin down on me

Chorus
Oh I feel the electricity
I feel the lightnin’ - I’m hit by lightnin’ again
Oh… and my heart’s a beatin’ faster

Last time I saw that hot little lady she was a burning away from me
She rode my life like a broken little bronco then she took my heart from me, don’t you see
(Br)(Ch)(Solo)

I seen my life flashin’ right before my eyes when I heard her call to me
My knees gave out and my belly turned to jelly, this just can’t be happenin’ to me, don’t you see
(Br)(Ch)(Solo)(Br)(Ch)

Break down
There she was she walked into the room
and it’s much too much for me
She’s holdin on the paddles of the Defribulation
And it’s coursing through my body you see

High voltage woman come a flashing my way
And she’s comin after me

I feel the lightning... I feel it runnin through my veins
(Ch)

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Not far from Heaven

Written By: VVSmith

I’m just a traveler; I’ve got my guitar with me
And I’ll travel this road, just as far as I can see
I know I’m not the only one, But I feel you there for me
When I lift my head up high (I) open my eyes so I can see

(CH)
It’s not a long way to heaven now
And I’m closer day by day
I think I’ll pull me up a chair by the riverside
And waste some time away
It’s not a long way to heaven now
And I’m closer by the day
Just pull me up a chair by the riverside
Good day’s on the way

All my life I ride the stormy weather and dream
Its sunshine and better days around the corner, I see
The sun is shining brighter there, hear the birds sing feel the breeze
Then I lift my head up high with opened eyes and I can see

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That Dusty Road

Written By: VVSmith

Gonna’ find myself a dusty road
Gonna’ find my way to someplace new
Gonna’ find myself along the way
Gonna’ ride my pony straight and true

(Ch)
How-ow-ow-ow
On that dusty road, I’m comin’ home
How-ow-ow-ow
On that dusty trail, feelin’ well

Gonna’ clean my heart out on the way
Gonna’ get myself some brand new shoes
Gonna’ lift my head up through the clouds
Gonna’ ride my pony straight and true
(Ch x2)

(Br)
Cleansing truth with fire
It’s just a commonality
It’s runnin down the wire
And there’s somethin’ - somethin’ there for me
(Solo)

Gonna’ have myself a real good time
Gonna’ find some way to pay my dues
Gonna’ do what’s right along the way
Gonna’ ride my pony straight through

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I'm Alive

Written By: VVSmith

Rain clouds in the sky today
You know it really can’t bring me down
Trouble piling high today
Try to take me to the ground
Pours down, rain hits me hard
Try’s to soak me to the bone
But I’m here, Right here
Fill me up; I drink from your cup

(Chorus)
And I’m alive
Alive and kickin’
I’m alive
(Repeat)

Smack down comin’ around this way
Gonna’ really try to hold me down
Road block standin’ in my way
You know it really wanna’ shut me down
Reach up high I feel the rain
And the pain just melts away
And I’m here, Right here
Fill me up; I drink from your cup
(Chorus x2 –Lead – Chorus x1)

Hard ground comin’ towards my face
You know it really try to get me down
Whole world spinnin’ out of place
You know it never gonna’ slow me down
I’m walkin’ down the righteous road
Gonna’ bring me to my home
And I’m here, Right here
Fill me up; I drink from your cup
(Chorus)

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Discography

VVSmith is currently finishing an album to be released before Christmas 2008.

(VV Smith has recorded 6 full length albums and multiple Ep's with various bands)

Set List

Original Songs (up to 90 minutes play time):

I'm Alive
Not Far From Heaven
Through the Fire
Hillbilly Holiday
Thunderbolt
The Man
That Dusty Road
Never Go Down
Roust-a-Bout
Country Fried
Showdown
Hog Tied
In the Valley
A New Kinda Blue