Jonah Smith / Bio

Syracuse native, Jonah Smith is a critically acclaimed singer-songwriter that is currently based in Brooklyn, NY. He pulls from the deep well of American blues and many of its offshoots, including soul, country, and folk. Smith is essentially a songwriter with the voice of a soul singer. He has won an Independent Music Award for his song, “My Morning Scene” and has toured internationally for the last nine years including performances at festivals such as Bonnaroo and the BAM festival in Barcelona, Spain. He has shared the stage with other artists like Martin Sexton, Madeleine Peyroux, Little Feat and many others. His latest release, "Lights On" was acclaimed by critics and funded entirely by his fans.

"Mr. Smith’s folk songs are equally well suited to downtown lounges and rural front porches, and his languid, easy vocals are pleasantly textured"
New York Times

"Easygoing, soulful music, which calls to mind J.J. Cale, early Van Morrison and Ben Harper."
Wall St. Journal

"Smartly understated arrangements of well-crafted roots-rock songs"
The Washington Post

"There is a hypnotic quality to this release and production that, like the best albums, stays on the back burner yet beckons the listener back for another spin."
Allmusic Guide

“A blend of distinctive American music styles with engaging songwriting”
David Dye, NPR

General Info

Band Members
Ben Rubin, David Soler, Andy Stack, Doug Wamble, Gintas Janusonis, et. al.
Artist Name
Jonah Smith
Profile Page
Active Since
Rock / Soul / Folk Rock

Contact Info

Brooklyn, NY
currently self managed