Hitting on all cylinders, multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter, Jeff Smith, has been skillfully crafting his own songs, as well as performing solo and in The Human Wilderness String Band  for decades. 

Jeff and crew have roamed the Mid-Atlantic states meeting and greeting fans and new found friends, while gifting them with both original and cover songs, keeping audiences not only entertained, but as often informed about their songs. 

A native of Huntington, West Virginia, Jeff found himself in Northern Virginia with friends punching out rock music, working for a living, while developing his songwriting skills and moving into a different musical direction. 

Jeff’s been able to place some of his original compositions in well-known television programs, including Army Wives and The Young and the Restless,  the  independent murder mystery, "Teach Me Tonight", and in TV commercials.   

Roaming Smith’s albums, listening to his broad spectrum of songs with their various styles, his work isn’t readily pigeon-holed into a single genre. He colors outside the lines with an eclectic mix of tracks that sometimes shuffle along Cajun style, pump it up with’80s new wave pop, enrich us with storied accounts that are bound in the new world of Americana-folk, as well as

 

 

 

gift us with some instrumental musings that are hypnotically captivating, and hip. 

The Human Wilderness String Band, comprised of Jeff on guitar and vocals, Niels Jonker (Bass), Marcy Cochran (Violin, mandolin and vocals), and Ron Goad (Percussion and vocals), are regulars at clubs, festivals and other events, up until the novel Coronavirus hit town. Jeff gets on FaceTime bi-weekly to perform his Tunes@Noon performances, and on Saturday evenings at 7:30pm for Diversionary Tactics to help keep his fans up to speed with his music, and upcoming projects, and offers up videos at his YouTube page. 

 

Roaming Smith’s albums, listening to his broad spectrum of songs with their various styles, his work isn’t readily pigeon-holed into a single genre. He colors outside the lines with an eclectic mix of tracks that sometimes shuffle along Cajun style, pump it up with ’80s new wave pop, enrich us with storied accounts that are bound in the new world of Americana-folk, as well as gift us with some instrumental musings that are hypnotically captivating, and hip.     -Rick Landers Guitar International Magazine                                              -Ron Rice photo

Stories and songs that ride on top of a funky kind of country blues pop stomp.