If you are paying attention to the music scene in Fayetteville lately, you might notice there’s a little bit of a twang creeping it’s way into it lately.
What you get with that kind of thing is a focus on songwriting, and all of a sudden there are a wealth of really good songs being written here in Fayetteville, and a growing music scene that is really coming into its own lately.
Several examples of those really good songs being written in town lately are penned by Morgan Smith of the Smithstonians. These guys have only been playing with their current lineup since October, but they’ve already made a big impact. The band started a few years back and were called Truefolk before adding drummer Damon Singleton, and pedal steel player Jesse Bates, and changing the name to the Smithstonians a few months ago.
We got in touch with the band, and Morgan and Logan were nice enough to sit down with us for an interview.
The Smithstonians are:
Morgan Smith: Vocals, Banjo, Harmonica, Guitar
Logan LeMaster Bass, Backing Vocals
Jesse Bates: Pedal Steel, Backing Vocals
Damon Singleton: Drums, Percussion
For more on the Smithstonians, visit their myspace page.
Click below to hear “Chicago” by the Smithstonians