C.B. Smith & the Lucky Devils are a Hudson Valley-based Americana quartet, performing (mostly) their own original material on acoustic instruments.
Our music is about finding meaning in the rhythms, messages in the melodies, conviction in the chords. Our music is about pushing traditional musical styles in new directions. Our music is about coaxing each other to play hotter, cooler, faster, slower, deeper. Our music is about making you think, making you laugh, making you dance. Our music is about turning off the TV and digging into something real. Wait…that sounded a bit pretentious. But you can see what we’re after, can’t you?
“Bluebird is essentially a live-in-the-studio record from a lithe, lyrical and capable bunch of string players.” – John Burdick, Hudson Valley Almanac Weekly
“Flesh & Bone is authentic, alright, so much so that you can hear the picks and fingertips on the metal of guitar strings…it’s like you’re right there in the room, feeling the electricity flash…Something ‘Bout a Train does in three minutes what most films can’t accomplish in two hours in evoking the romance of rail travel.” – Roll Magazine
“Awesome work! C.B.’s songs ring true. There’s no higher compliment as far as I am concerned.” – Mary Gauthier
“A gem…from the introspective title track…to the dark and delicious North Country Blues, Smith hits home and hits hard.” – David Malachowski, Daily Freeman, Kingston, NY
“A world of talent!” – Rex Fowler of Aztec Two Step
“C.B. Smith has the magical ability to turn universal truths into music that touches your heart.” – Marshall Karp, NY Times bestselling author