Psyko Steve Presents



Tue, June 6, 2017

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

The Rebel Lounge

Phoenix, AZ

$10.00 - $12.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Smooth Hound Smith is a foot stompin’ American roots duo comprised of “one-man-band” Zack Smith (guitars/vocals/foot drums/harmonicas/banjo) and Caitlin Doyle (vocals/percussion). Established in 2012, and currently based in East Nashville, TN, they record and perform a varied and unique style of folky, garage-infused rhythm & blues. Using primal foot percussion, complex, fuzzed-out, finger-picked guitar patterns, warbled harmonicas, tasty harmonies and A LOT of tambourine, they are able to create something rugged and visceral- a modern interpretation of early blues, soul, and rock ‘n’ roll music that harkens back to the traditions of hazy front porch folk songs as well as raucous back-alley juke joints.

The duo has traveled over 80,000 road miles, playing over 500 shows in over 30 states in the last two-and-a-half years. They’ve shared the stage with artists such as Justin Townes Earle, Robert Earl Keen, Nikki Bluhm & The Gramblers, The David Mayfield Parade, Matthew Perryman Jones, Charlie Parr, Possessed By Paul James, Shawn Mullins, and more. Their self-titled debut album received “top adds” on Americana Radio in early 2014, as well as garnered attention from media outlets such as Nashville’s independent radio, WRLT Lightning 100, and publications like American Songwriter and RELIX Magazine. In addition, the music of Smooth Hound Smith has been featured on MTV’s The Real World as well as the Esquire Network.

Most recently they were named as a finalist in the 2015 Durango Boots Sole Performer Contest. They were also selected over thousands of other bands to perform at the 2015 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, TN, headlined by Billy Joel, Mumford & Sons, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, and more.
Back in 2008 three teens of the Jam Pak Blues 'N Grass Neighborhood Band formed a band called The Real Deal. Under the management and vision of Francisco Briseno, the band grew and diversified, incorporating new members and new instruments. The current members have been together since the fall of 2013. Around this time, mandolinist Chester Carmer came up with the band's new name in honor of Cisco's Nascar-esque driving habits.

Cisco & the Racecars play at music venues arounf the Valley, including the Crescent Ballroom and the Yucca Taproom. They also enjoy playing at house parties and on the streets of Phoenix. They won a spot in the Marana Bluegrass Festival and the Hi Country Bluegrass Festival at Arcosanti for 2013. They also took first place in the Fiddle-in Band Contest at Payson. Most notably, they won the band contest at the Pickin' in the Pines Festival and will be a featured band there in September 2015.

Although their roots are bluegrass and they remain true to that tradition, they are also able to play popular, country, and old-time music.

The band enjoys traveling, jamming, adventuring, and meeting new people. Keep them in mind when you want some great entertainment.
Venue Information:
The Rebel Lounge
2303 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85016