Jonah Smith


Jonah Smith

Fri · November 10, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$12.00 - $15.00

Jonah Smith
Jonah Smith
Jonah Smith is a critically acclaimed singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles, CA. He recently wowed a Woodstock audience at the 9th Annual Bob Dylan Birthday Celebration with his version of “I Shall Be Released”. His most well known brush with fame came as a semi-finalist on America’s Got Talent where he won the judges over with an original song called Skyscraper Blues. He went on to perform four times on national television wowing the judges and audiences with his big soulful voice and considerable keyboard chops.
His latest record, “Stay Close” was released this past June. It was recorded in the Hudson Valley at Buffalo Stack studios. It gained national attention even before it’s release when the song, “Ocala” landed on the front page of The Washington Post on Christmas Day. Songs from the record are currently in rotation at Americana radio stations around the country and on SiriusXM Coffeehouse.
Smith’s new music pulls from a deep well of American folk and reminds the listener of troubadours past – John Prine and John Hiatt come to mind. However, his catalog ranges from funky blues to Beatles-esque pop and his live show is an exciting mix of style and storytelling as Smith bounces between the keyboard and guitar.
His songs have been featured on several national television networks including NBC, ABC, and FX and his song, “My Morning Scene” (which was the 2006 IMA award winner for Best Americana Song) was featured on Good Morning America.
Smith has had the pleasure of recording and performing with several of his influences over the years including Garth Hudson, Bill Frisell, Los Lobos, Little Feat, Taj Mahal, Martin Sexton and others. His 2016 record, Easy Prey featured guests like Ruthie Foster, Lucius and David Hidalgo.

You are the real deal. You can play, you can sing, you are terrific!

-Howard Stern

Mr. Smith’s folk songs are equally well suited to downtown lounges and rural front porches

-New York Times

At its best, the singer Jonah Smith’s amalgam of American Roots and soul evokes The Band (Garth Hudson’s accordion on an early record didn’t hurt).

-The New Yorker

Easygoing, soulful music, which calls to mind J.J. Cale, early

-Van Morrison
Wall St. Journal

A blend of distinctive American music styles with engaging songwriting

-David Dye, NPR

One of the most important voices in modern soul music

-La Vanguardia, Spain
Venue Information:
22 Rock City Road
Woodstock, NY, 12498