Gene Smith Lives
“Gene Smith Lives!” is the latest brain-child of local guitar hero, Gene Smith. Those who know Gene from earlier projects like the Sacramento favorite, “Kai Kln”, the rock power house that is “The Ricky & Del Connection” or the sublime quirkiness of “Ardella’s Crown” will recognize the truth in one Bay Area producers statement, “You just never know what to expect from a Gene Smith project. It’s always different and it’s always amazing."
Kristine David and Nick Embly were performing locally in separate projects, the common link in both being none other than, Gene Smith. Initially, Gene and Kristine joined forces with a mutual desire to write and perform material not heard in any former projects. With the sun setting on “Ardella’s Crown”, it wasn’t long, before the trio was completed by bassist, Nick Embly, introduced into the fold by Gene and ultimately filling out the sound of what is “Gene Smith Lives!”