Regarding The Smart Brothers:
On the horizons of the roots music renaissance, The Smart Brothers Musical Variety Show is the new face of folk music. Performing unplugged on street corners or amped up on stage, this isn't your typical Americana outfit. Dubbed by many as a contemporary Vaudeville revival, the high-energy duo sings, dances, and plays an army of musical instruments from around the globe. Expect to see everything from lutes and ukuleles to saxophones and slide whistles. Apart from being gifted multi-instrumentalists, spirited performers, and intrepid troubadours, the two brothers- Jay and Lou Smart- feature powerful vocal harmonies set in catchy all-original tunes. Dressed in dapper suits and armed with charm to spare, The Smart Brothers' live performance is an event that will have you on your feet dancing and singing.
Lou and Jay Smart perform with:
dual-part vocalizations, acoustic and electric guitars, banjos, eight-string, baritone, and tenor ukeleles, lutes, mandolins, basses, homemade percussion instruments, slide whistles, penny whistles, saxophones, pianos, oboes, accordions, concertinas, xylophones, synthesizers, castanets, kazoos, jaw harps, and assorted homemade instruments.
-"The Smart Brothers" self-titled LP, released 2008,
Too Late for Leavin Town
Take Me, I'm Yours
I Don't Want Anybody New
End of the Line
Somehow I'll Find You