Michael C. Smith is a songwriter’s songwriter, creating lyrically-driven slices of the American experience uniquely rooted in the veins of each great vision of wanderlust that has come before him. Whether you hear Dylan, Waits, Williams or Cash when you listen to his work, you will pick out the pieces of the country that you know, feel its history under your feet and know the goodness of music crafted with heart and soul. He'll be backed by a full band for the night with a handful of new tunes as well as songs from his previous 2 albums, 2014's Prophet on the Barstool and 2009's Hands of the Wicked. Mark Michelson opens the show at 9pm. $7.50 Adv – $10 Door Doors @ 8 PM
A listening room for original song.
Sounds Like: Steve Earle, John Mellencamp, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Lucinda Williams
Bio: "A country, folk troubadour in the early Dylan/ Woody Guthrie tradition..." so scribed one reviewer. michaelCSmith certainly has the songwriting chops and enough southern born gravel road riding through his rich baritone to lend to such comparisons. He's built a foundation not so easily catego...See Full Bio
“Michael C Smith may get mistaken for Elvis Costello more than Elvis Costello does, but that doesn't stop him from carving out his own brand of songwriting utterly different yet just as substantial at his spectacled counterpart. Armed with firm country roots and the musical appetite of a historian, Smith has been crafting literally piles of songs. Lucky for us, that huge backlog of music is slowly trickling out to the masses.”