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Quicksand Remedies

by Scott Smith

A truly origional blend of pop-hop,reggae,funk and latin influences. Full and acoustic arrangements.
Genre: Urban/R&B: R&B Pop Crossover
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1. Parking Lot
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2. Comin Round
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3. Fat Crash
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4. Quicksand
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5. Big Time Radio
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6. Wrecking Machine
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7. Lively
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8. The Flight
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9. Amazed
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10. Pocket
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11. G Funk
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12. Chop You Down
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13. Shining Son
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Scott Smith has been a fixture on the South Carolina entertainment scene since 1994, and has been featured regularly at the House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach, opening for national artists such as Keb’ Mo, the Neville Brothers and Better than Ezra. His contagious vocal style and funk/blues acoustic guitar work establish the original pocket that Smith has carved out for himself. The birth of his son took him up to Cleveland in 2003 where he quickly established an audience and a schedule of regular performances.

During his three year stay in Cleveland, Scott Smith endeared himself to both local audiences and local musicians across Northeast Ohio. Among these was Cleveland Singer-Songwriter Joe Rohan. Rohan and Smith met at a songwriter’s night in 2003 where they immediately struck up a contagious musical rapport and chemistry. Since then, the two artists have continued to collaborate both on the stage and in the studio as well as touring together between Ohio and South Carolina.

This musical camaraderie eventually led them to Curt Leonard’s (Buddy Miles, Third Wish) studio, The Playroom (North Ridgeville) where Rohan recorded his 2005 release. With Rohan and Leonard co-producing, Smith began recording his long overdo solo debut Quicksand Remedies which hit the streets in December 2006.

“Quicksand Remedies “ showcases Smith’s soul driven musical style that comfortably walks the intersection of pop-hop, reggae and funk with small doses of Smith’s instrumental work. The driving force of each song is spontaneity, soul and sincerity which give the music an almost universal cross genre appeal. Lyrically, Smith reminisces with a quirky poetic style about a life that has brought bliss, hard times, heartache, and everything in between.

Songs on Quicksand Remedies range from full production arrangements to stripped down acoustic numbers, even a song called, “Pocket” that was recorded in Smith’s car at 3am after a long night. “The focus of this album was to capture the vibe of each song,” says producer Joe Rohan. “This sometimes meant bringing in a horn section and sometimes putting up one mic and getting it live. That’s what happens when you go to see Scott live, Spontaneity. A unplanned,
Yet clever balance of structure with some breathing room for improve give the album a nice open feel.

Smith will continue to perform in venues from Charleston, South Carolina to
Cleveland, Ohio in support of his new album and his habit of eating. Expect to
See more full band shows this the year, as well as an increasing number
Of solo and duo performances.
For more information, visit www.musicbyscottsmith.com

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Ffej Nametab

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Oh my gosh...it was SOOOO cool to find out that Scott had released another CD project. He has always been one of my favorite singer/songwriter/musicians of all time. What a soulful and wonderful effort from a truly genuine person and artist. Kudos, Scott!!!
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Matheson Kamin

Scott Smith's CD release "quicksand Remedies"
Scott Smith left Charleston, South Carolina because of a personal reason and moved to the Cleveland area. That same reason made Scott leave a few months ago after spending 3 years as a resident in the area. During the time he was here, Scott played at several of the area's smaller venues where he would perfect songs he was writing.
Just recently, Scott came back to Cleveland to do a CD release party for his new album, QUICKSAND REMEDIES. Quicksand Remedies was recorded by Scott while he was in transition between leaving Cleveland and relocating back to Charleston. The album was produced by another local musician, Joe Rohan. It features some of Cleveland's best musicians backing Scott up.
Quicksand Remedies provides the listener with just a snapshot of what Scott's sound is like. On tracks like Parking Lot and Lively, Scott lets out his reggae side and shows you what he was known for down in Charleston before he started writing his own music. Other songs like Comin Round and G Funk show Scott's funky side.
Most of the songs on Quicksand Remedies are fleshed-out versions of stuff that scott has been playing solo for years in the Cleveland area. However, there are songs like Quicksand and Pocket that show off Scott by allowing the listener to hear what those of us who followed Scott here in Cleveland have known for years: He is just as talented and entertaining when he is alone with just his guitar.
One of the best examples of what Scott sounds like live is displayed on his song, The Flight. The Flight is a Michael Hedges-inspired song that features Scott performing on his guitar: no band, no singing, just the guitar. While playing this song live, Scott would turn up the reverb on his sound board and let the reverb create a layering effect. Scott recreated this ound in the studio. The results remind me of seeing Scott in concert.
One of the most interesting, and commercial radio-friendly songs on Quicksand Remedies is Scott's song, Amazed: think Santana w/Rob Thomas-meets-Marc Cohn. The song starts with the listener joining in on a Santana-style jam that becomes a piano-driven ballad. Changing paces several times during the 4-plus minutes, the song fades out way too fast.
Scott Smith has created an album that you must hear. From rock to reggae; from funk to jazz and everything in between. Although Scott no longer calls Cleveland home, that is no reason why you can't pick up a copy of Quicksand Remedies and experience this talented musician for yourself.
For more information, go to www.musicbyscottsmith.com. Also check out his myspace account @ www.myspace.com/scottsmithmusic.
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Mike Faulkner

Great debut CD
I've got to say this is one of my favorite albums at the moment. It has a huge mix of styles, all of which work with the guitar so well. From a Blusey Jazzy 'Comin Round' to the sublime 'The Flight'. So can we have more of the same on the next album please Mr Smith.

In short, just go and buy this CD!
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