|Genres||Folk, Indie Pop|
|Band Members||Dwight Smith|
|# Years Experience Performing Live:||12|
|# Live Perfomances Past Six-months:||29|
|Market Draw:||New York, NY: 51-75|
|Venue History:||Velvet Lounge - Washington, DC; Cafe 9 - New Haven, CT; Stella Blues - New Haven, CT; Anna Liffey's Pub - New Haven, CT; The Midway Cafe - Jamaica Plain, MA; Cake Shop - New York, NY; The Living Room - New York, NY; The Vortex - Austin, TX; Halcyon Lounge - Austin, TX; Fiume - Philadelphia, PA; Flipnotics - Austin, TX; Cheer Up Charlie's - Austin, TX; BONESHAKERS - San Antonio, TX; 502 Bar - San Antonio, TX; El Cosmico - Marfa, TX; Trunk Space, The - Phoenix, AZ; Genghis Cohen - Los Angeles, CA; Viracocha - San Francisco, CA; Axe and Fiddle - Cottage Grove, OR; White Eagle - Portland, OR; Comet Tavern - Seattle, WA; The VFW - Missoula, MT; Laughing Goat, The - Boulder, CO; Mutiny Info Cafe - Denver, CO; The 806 - Amarillo, TX; Vino's Pizza - Little Rock, AR; Kudzu's - Memphis, TN; Neutral Ground - New Orleans, LA; Mud and Water - Baton Rouge, LA; Dan Electro's Guitar Bar - Houston, TX; Bohemeo's - Houston, TX; Sahara Lounge - Austin, TX; Hotel Vegas - Austin, TX; Rahr and Sons Brewing Company - Fort Worth, TX; Parish Underground - Austin, TX; Carousel Lounge - Austin, TX; The Mohawk - Austin, TX; Scoot Inn - Austin, TX; Double Wide - Dallas, TX; Syc House - Fayetteville, AR; Cafe Berlin - Columbia, MO; Tonic Room - Chicago, IL; Beauty Bar Chicago - Chicago, IL; Martyr's - Chicago, IL; Linneman's - Milwaukee, WI; Indie Coffee - Madison, WI; Hymie's Vintage Records - Minneapolis, MN; Vaudeville Mews - Des Moines, IA; VEGA - Lincoln, NE; Side Door - Omaha, NE; Rag & Bone - Kansas City, MO; Gaslight Gardens - Lawrence, KS; Fred's Texas Cafe - Fort Worth, TX; All Good Cafe - Dallas, TX; Rubber Gloves - Denton, TX; The Hunt Club - Tulsa, OK; Kirby's Beer Store - Wichita, KS; the deli - norman, ok; Rahr Brewery - Fort Worth, TX; Studium - Austin, TX; Notsuoh - Houston, TX; The Nick - Birmingham, AL; 529 Bar - Atlanta, GA; Speakertree Records - Lynchburg, VA; Bar Chord - Brooklyn, NY; ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL - NEW YORK, NY; Pianos - New York, NY; Sam's Pizzaria and Cafe - Northampton, MA; Ladies' Den - Providence, RI; Radio Bean - Burlington, VT; Le Cagibi - Montreal, CA:QC; Not My Dog - Toronto, ON; Oberlin College - Oberlin, OH; Rachael's Cafe - Bloomington, IN; Springwater Supper Club - Nashville, TN; Holy Mountain - Austin, TX; Guthrie Green - Tulsa, OK|
|Similar Artists:||Sufjan Stevens, Neutral Milk Hotel, Tallest Man on Earth, Nick Drake,|
|Discography:||Lateral Drifts LP—2012; Plumed Serpent Single—2011; As a ship on a dark sea LP—2009; Manic Heart LP—2005|
His work, which combines elements of indie folk and baroque pop, has been called "haunting and delightful" (Terrascope) and "a fascinating personal take on folk" (Folk World). His upcoming split with Monté on Punctum Records will be his first release since 2012’s Lateral Drifts (Twin Lakes).
Our bodies are driven to sustain and reproduce without worries of a greater meaning. It’s no wonder that our minds and hearts are similarly driven forward to understand and create, all the while vexed by how the facts of the physical world may or may not add up to very much at all. Our faculties might just make us tragic because they allow us to dream of and define beauty, completeness and peace that seemingly can’t exist in our physical world.
But what is more hopeful than filling a void with ringing voices? What better answer can we give monstrous solipsism than to write of what we see and feel so that others will understand? Dwight Smith seems to be heeding this call with his collection of sad, hopeful, and gorgeous songs that pull us through these questions, pull us into him. Ringing voices, plaintive horns, and sparkling keys drift over a sunset river of shimmering, spiraling, tumbling fingerpicked melodies, carrying us to a place of shared fragile exhilaration. In each song, Smith pulls us behind his minor chords and harmonies towards what will certainly be a maelstrom and wreck but instead drops us gently each time into glorious but sadly complex resolution.