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Putnam Smith

Rank #15 US Portland, ME Folk / acoustic / old-time


Sounds Like: Mumford and Sons, Josh Ritter, Iron & Wine

Label: Itchy Sabot Records

Bio: Putnam Smith, who hails from Portland, Maine, could be an old-world troubadour fresh from the 19th Century. After all, he lives in a log cabin, plays his Grandfather's banjo, and prints up the jackets to his CDs on a 1901 Pearl Letterpress (hand set type, pedal powered!). Yet this rootsy mult... See Full Bio

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“If you’re a fan of Mumford & Sons, Iron & Wine, Josh Ritter – or just sitting barefoot in the sun – this album ['We Could Be Beekeepers'], with a glass of lemonade, is for you."”
— Ari Goldberg, Performer Magazine
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    Feb 21

    Monmouth, ME, US | 7:00pm
    Cumston Hall Benefit Show
    Monmouth, ME, US
    Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:00pm


    Benefit to support Cumston Hall, and the Theater at Monmouth! Come out to hear some music and support a good cause! more at: http://theateratmonmouth.org/about-us/cumston-hall/

  • 2015

    Mar 14

    Nashua, NH, US | 7:00pm

    Nashua, NH, US
    Sat Mar 14, 2015 7:00pm


    Putnam Smith could be an old world troubadour fresh from the 19th century. This rootsy instrumentalist (guitar, mandolin, piano, cello, fiddle, banjo,....), steeped in Appalachian traditions, is very much a storyteller for the modern age. "The music itself draws elements from the roots of American music,...but is also informed by today's modern songwriters. Putnam's music isn't anachronistic or archaic, it's just heavily informed by a sense of reverence for our shared past and a deep abiding love for the future pathways of American music. " Devon Leger, No Depression Connor Garvey's songs are like placing folk-funk guitar & ukelel, soulful vocals, and paradoxical metaphors in an electric juicer - you've never tasted it before, but it's intriguing and delectable so you have to keep drinking. "Martin Sexton'ish jangle-funk, Mraz-y confessionals, and a very clear voice." -The Portland Phoenix

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    Putnam, these are outstanding songs, perfect gems !!!
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