This all started as just a family sing along with my limited guitar playing and two young boys. Who knew they would inspire me to grow musically and technically as they themselves took to guitar and music with a voracious appetite at ages 8 & 11!
Without any formal instruction, Robbie (now 17) is emerging as an accomplished lead player and his younger brother JR (now 14) has developed a solid bass groove influenced by our unique approach to blues and jazz band in school.
Ray's skills in playing and writing quickly advanced to give them the rhythmic canvas on which to develop and grow. Blues is the backdrop for Smoke at Midnight and a great foundation for them to explore and venture into other genres of music.
Singers we are not! Smoke at Midnight continues to write and perform guitar instrumental music in the blues and acoustic ballad tradition.
We search for those beats and rhythms of complex melodic interest that highlight the harmonies and subtitle interactions between these great instruments. We also writes those special grooves with great musical complexity and melodic interest to stimulate your senses, bring joy and fun to your heart, and a smile to your face.
Give Smoke at Midnight a listen and share in our delight as we continue to grow and expand our unique sound!