No one could have imagined back in the fall of 1971 when two teenage boys met that it would have evolved quite like this. Glen “Sargent” Granthem and Keith Smith went to high school together, but didn’t actually meet up until Glen started dating Keith’s sister. Once the common musical interest was established, the next 10 years would be theres for the taking. They played in numerous bands together, whether it be classic rock or club music, but what they enjoyed doing the most was to write and record original music together. This is when The Sargent Smith Band was born.
They recorded their first efforts at Glen’s house on a two track tape recorder. They advanced into professional studios from there, but the two track is where they honed their skills as songwriters and musicians.
In the early 80’s the two went their separate ways, as close friends sometimes do. Glen digging in with the Northern California music scene as Keith went south to Los Angeles to play and record.
Fast forward to present day and welcome to the digital age….
Through a mutual friend, the two were reunited after 25 years via the internet. Come to find out, they both had continued their love for songwriting. Both were extremely excited about working together again, but there was one problem. They lived 3,000 miles apart-Keith ending up on the east coast. But that wasn’t about to stop them. Glen’s advanced knowledge of engineering and recording put them right back in the game. Swapping digital files back and forth was the 21st century way to bring it all back together.
Although they STILL haven’t seen each other in 25 years, there music has come alive again. The chemistry between the two is better than ever. Listen for yourself. Some things don’t fade away - They just get better.