During the 1970s Byther “Smitty” Smith became internationally recognized as an obscure but deserving cult figure among blues fans, based on live performances and only a handful of singles -- collectors' items dating back to the '60s
His punchy, economical guitar statements and extraordinarily emotional singing place him securely among the legends whose music he has woven into his own powerful, vital stylings.
Smitty just recently turned 80 and his latest birthday was celebrated at Kingston Mines. Smitty was quoted as saying "I am going to keep playing as long as I can and share my songs with all of the fans, new and old"". Watch for him in your local area, as he is frequently called to Eurpoe, Asia and South America on solo gigs, as well as East Coast and West Coast venues.
Smitty will be coming back home to the fabulous Kingston Mines on April 26th and 27th, 2013. Its been several months since Smitty's last stop at the Kingston and he is eager to catch up with all of his Chicago fans. Tickets are available through www.ticketweb.com or can be purchased at the door..
The evening of Friday, August 17th. 2007, Byther Smith brought his faultless deep sense of blues to the National Rhythm Social Club, which opened its doors wide to do a show together with his band musicians a real priceless performing of the most passionate warm Chicago blues ever heard, on a perfect communication with the audience. more