Smooth Hound Smith
Southgate House Revival, 111 E 6th ST, Newport, KY
7pm doors, 8pm show, Buy Tickets
Smooth Hound Smith – husband-and-wife duo Zack Smith and Caitlin Doyle-Smith – recently released Dog In A Manger via Tone Tree. The reflective third album came about after the sudden passing of Zack’s father from a rapid illness. The results channel deep emotion into arrangements that somehow feel at once timeless and immediate.
Smooth Hound Smith are embarking on a massive tour, and will play at The Southgate House Revival in Newport on Friday, October 11.
Smooth Hound Smith adopted their dog, Wilma, and are extremely passionate about pet rescue. In honor of Dog In A Manger, show attendees are encouraged to bring their proof of pet adoption papers to the merch table in exchange for a free copy of a CD.
The songs on Dog in a Manger’s tracklist salute the far corners of the Americana world, touching upon everything from greasy, big-city blues to acoustic folk. There are slide guitar solos, coed harmonies, a Fleetwood Mac cover and a cameo by the North Mississippi Allstars’ Luther Dickinson tossed into the mix, too.
The album is the third effort from the duo, and while their previous releases evince their unique vocal blend and ability to coax compelling music from minimal instrumentation, Dog In A Manger brings it all to a higher level of expression.