Two Brothers. Jason Smith, Jordan Smith. 27 and 23. Independence Mo.
Have been writing and performing together since they were very young. By the ages of 9 and 13 Jason and Jordan have already composed over 30 songs and mastered all 217 songs of their Idols the ‘Beatles’. Also at this time, Summer of 96 the brothers dominated in a multi state ‘battle of the bands’ sponsored by a local radio station and won first prize at the finals held at the Flamingo Casino in Kansas City.
Since that time, performing in the rock/pop genre they have shared the big stage with multiple artist including REO Speedwagon,Styx, Ted Nugent, Lynard Skynard,
B-52’s, Eddie Mony, Uncle Kracker, and many many more. Flew to California to work with Jim Wirt in the studio and also performed at the Viper Room and Whiskey-a-GO-GO.
In the Summer of 2010 both brothers reunited to form Ralston. They have always had an love affair with Country Music. They only write songs that they would love to hear on the radio. Their sound is very fresh and instantly recognizable as the ‘Ralston sound ‘. All those early years of Beatles influences shine thru in their songwriting approach. The results are undeniable and 100 percent original! The response has been unequivocal !
-note all tracks are self produced at our house on Ralston Street in Independence using very minimal equipment. In fact, only a single sm57 and a Mac with protools.
We are self published at this time. ASCAP.
If you’re looking for a new kind of Country/Pop, one that brings it all back home, then look no further than Ralston. They’ll be the first to tell you that they’re not looking to be stars. They just want to have fun, drink some beer, and sing some good ‘ole country songs. Ralston’s not asking much, just that you take a listen.