"Ian Smith, superb guitarist, singer and songwriter. Has been touring and performing in Ireland, Scotland, UK and all over Europe, USA for the past 30 years. 3 Album of the year nominations -“Irish Music Magazine”, “Trad” [France] “Le Peuple Breton” [Brittanny] For his “A Celtic Connection” Album Check It Out!
Influences from John Martyn, Dick Gaughan, Archie Fisher, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Steely Dan,Jackson, Browne, in the mix coupled with his own Superb/Unique Guitar Playing, A Great Voice, coupled with witty and informative stories of really well crafted songs = A shared musical journey well worth taking!
“Described by Tony Arata, Who wrote “The Dance “ for Garth Brooks as a “True Poet”
In Great demand as a writer/co-writer he’s written with some of the best writers in the business. IE Grammy Award Winning Marcus Hummon [Bless the Broken Road—Rascall Flatts, Cowboy Take Me Home,-Dixie Chicks], Lee Roy Parnell[On The Road, Holding My Own “Top 10 Country Charts] Thomm Jutz[Nanci Griffith,] Two cuts on the Historical 1861 project charting the Irish/Scottish connection in the American Civil War]. On the Home Front has songs cut with Cathy Jordan “Dervish” with the album title song “Calling Me Home”. Altan, on Far Beyond Carrickfin, Teresa Horgan album title song “Brightest Sky Blue”.
Has performed/supported and toured with Darrell Scott, Tim O Brien, Kevin Welch. John Martyn, Paul Brady, Eddi Reader, Sharon Shannon, Capercaillie. To name but a few.
Highly respected on both sides of the Atlantic as “The Real Deal” Check him out [Preferably Live] if you get the chance.
engineer Julie Last has always been captivated
by music – getting lost in the sound, the
emotion and the beauty that lived in the records
she heard growing up. There was never
anything else she wanted to do. She has been
singing, playing and writing, or recording and
producing music for herself and for other artists
on a journey that has taken her from San
Francisco to New York to Los Angeles and
finally to Woodstock. Her voice has been
described as “warm and rich as honey wine”.
Her music and lyrics are full of life’s poetry