Blues Guitar Slinger

Blues Guitar Slinger is written about famous Texas blues rock guitarist Johnny Winter. The song started with the opening riff and was built around that. It was a fun song to write although I had a hard time finding information that would work for the song. I had to go off of images for some of it. He recently passed away and he shouldn’t be forgotten. He was one of a kind. He used so many blues styles in his playing, I’ve never heard anyone like him. One of the all time greats.

 

 

Eclipsing Moon

This is the first song that I wrote. It is about meeting my wife. It was in the summer of 1997 and we were with a group of folks watching the lunar eclipse. We met while walking back together. We lost track of each other for a year and were brought together by fate. It was a magical cosmic year with a comet in the sky every night and several lunar eclipses.

The Sum of Life Song

The Sum of Life is a fingerpicking song I’ve been playing for many years. I titled it that because it reminds me of the course of my life. The ups and downs, all the friends and family. Ones I’ve lost who I miss greatly. Places I have traveled thoughts and feelings. It encompasses everything. Sometimes listening to it tears me up.

Welcome to My Debut Album – “The Sum of Life”

Dedicated to my wife Karen and our children Brendan and Zoe. It has been a life’s dream to write songs and an amazing journey. To go from writing songs at home to the manifestation of recording and seeing them come to life is so rewarding.

I want to thank Cliffdale Delbridge, my guitar teacher for suggesting that I write songs and his stern support during the process, and my vocal coach Gaylene Elliot for help with shaping the lyrics and production.

Last but not least I want to give a heartfelt thanks to Jeff Martin, the owner and producer at Studio E, for his patience, knowledge and musician community. He made my dream come true. I also want to thank the incredible stars that played on the album and gave so much. David Laflamme, Nina Gerber, Mitch woods, Giovanna Embassy and Victor Carberry.

Scott Smith