Fri
Sep 27, 2024
Split Bill
Main Stage

Jonah Smith Band

No reservations
With opening act:  
Dining 5:30-9pm. Music 7:30pm.

"Soulful music, which calls to mind J.J. Cale & Van Morrison." Wall St. Journal

Jonah Smith Band
Sep 27, 2024
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Main Stage
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Dining 5:30-9pm. Music 7:30pm.

Jonah Smith is a critically acclaimed American singer-songwriter. His music ranges from soul to folk and Americana and he moves effortlessly on stage between keyboards and guitar. Smith’s vocals bring to mind Steve Winwood and even Ray Charles but his songs are crafted stories with lineage traced back to his love of Bob Dylan and Paul Simon. His song “When We Say Goodnight” was recorded by Bonnie Raitt for her record “Just Like That…”.

His last record, Stay Close was released in 2018 and was nominated for Album Of The Year by the Independent Music Awards. It won the award for Best Story Song for his epic true tale, Ocala. Smith wrote and produced the record himself. He raised money through a successful fundraising campaign, which gained national attention after the story behind Ocala was featured on the front page of the Washington Post on Christmas Day, 2016.

Smith’s songs are in rotation on SiriusXM as well as radio stations around the country. He has also had songs featured on NBC, ABC, FX, and the USA network including Good Morning America and America’s Got Talentwhere he was a semi-finalist on Season 9. On AGT, Smith received a standing ovation from judges Howard Stern and Howie Mandel after performing his song Skyscraper Blues. He went on to perform three more times that season – two performances were live at Radio City Music Hall.

Smith has toured throughout America as well as Europe and Asia. He has appeared at Bonnaroo and other festivals and has been an opening act and guest singer with artists such as Los Lobos, Little Feat, Taj Mahal, Madeline Peyroux and many others.

"You’re the real deal. You can play, you can sing…you are terrific."  Howard Stern

"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

"Smith’s folk songs are equally well suited to downtown lounges & rural front porches." New York Times

"Soulful music, which calls to mind J.J. Cale & Van Morrison." Wall St. Journal

"A blend of distinctive American styles with engaging songwriting." David Dye, NPR