LietuviųEnglish (United Kingdom)
Pradinis puslapis S Byther Smith - Chicago Blues
Byther Smith - Chicago Blues
Artists - S
There are no translations available.

Byther Smith

Byther Smith (born April 17, 1933, Monticello, Mississippi) is an American blues musician noted for his gritty style and uncompromising delivery.

Career

Byther Smith at Silver Dollar Room, Toronto, ON

Born the sixth oldest of seven children, Smith immigrated to Chicago in the mid 1950s. Although he worked for a candy company, Smith's real passion was music. He played bass for a three-piece jazz combo for a few years, but he eventually got a spot playing rhythm guitar for Otis Rush. He also backed Junior Wells, Big Mama Thornton and George "Harmonica" Smith. In the early 1960s, Smith began to take the guitar more seriously and learned much from blues legends such as J. B. Lenoir, Robert Lockwood, Jr., and Hubert Sumlin.

After years playing in clubs all over the United States and the world, a demo tape Smith recorded became the album Tell Me How You Like It, released by the Texas based Grits record label. The release brought him European opportunities, and his next album on a UK record label Addressing The Nation with The Blues appeared on JSP Records. In 1995 Smith retired from his job at Economy Folding Box Company after twenty-five years, allowing him to focus fully on music.

Delmark Records boss Bob Koester observes, "There's a mellowness there that is disappearing in all but B. B. King"

Smith still records and tours frequently.

Family

Byther Smith is a first cousin of fellow blues musician and Monticello native, J.B. Lenoir.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 

Bliuzo žmonės - Blues Artists - Random

Sara Martin

Sylvester Weaver with Sara Martin (source: http://www.wku.edu/ken...

News image

Big Maceo Merriweather - Chica

Big Maceo Merriweather “Big” Maceo Merriweather (March 31 1905 - Feb...

Randolph Hayes

The Hayes Experience  Blues / Bluegrass / Acoustic BATO...

Corky Siegel - Chicago Blues

Corky Siegel has earned an international reputation as one of the wor...

John Primer - Chicago Blues

John Primer John Primer (born 3 March 1945, Camden, Minneapolis) is a...

Irma Thomas

Irma ThomasIrma Thomas (b. February 18, 1941, Ponchatoula, Louisiana) ...

Wad Martin

Wad Martin Blurbs... About me:A guitar player located in Portland,Or. ...

Peetie Wheatstraw

Peetie WheatstrawPeetie Wheatstraw (December 21, 1902 – December 21, 1...

Magic Sam - Chicago Blues

Magic Sam Samuel “Magic Sam” Gene Maghett (February 14, 1937 – Decemb...

Blind Willie McTell

Blind Willie McTell William Samuel McTell, better known as Blind Willi...

J. T. Brown - Chicago Blues

J.T. Brown J. T. Brown (April 2, 1918, Mississippi — November 24, 1...

News image

Dinah Washington

Dinah Washington Dinah Washington (August 29, 1924 – December 14, 1963...

Walter Davis

There are no translations available.Walter DavisWalter Davis (March 1,...

Albert Collins

Albert Collins Albert Collins (October 1, 1932 — November 24, 1993) wa...

Washboard Sam - Chicago Blues

Washboard Sam Robert Brown (July 15, 1910, Walnut Ridge, Arkansas – No...

Tad Robinson

Tad Robinson Tad Robinson (born June 24, 1956) is an American Soul Blu...

Banner
Banner