Five Firsts: David Kraai

January 12th, 2011, 10:55 am by Greg

David KraaiNAME: David Kraai
BAND AFFILIATION: David Kraai & the Saddle Tramps
INSTRUMENT: Singer, songwriter, guitar, harmonica, mandolin & stumbling through a few more…

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … Something by the Monkees on vinyl. I was quite young and didn’t even know how much a record cost, but I wanted one by the Monkees (I had seen them on television and loved their show). No one was home, so I took all of my money and walked a ways to the local department store. They only had one by them, and I had just enough loot, so I bought it, and the rest may or may not be history…

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CD: C.B. Smith’s “Flesh & Bone”

September 10th, 2010, 4:08 pm by Greg

CB Smith: Flesh & Bone(, 2010):

Hudson Valley singer-songwriter C.B. Smith describes his music as “homegrown New York State Americana and bluegrass music,” and while that’s certainly an accurate description, it’s also quite an understatement.

Which fits perfectly with Smith’s low-key musical approach.

Recorded at NRS Studio in Catskill, Smith’s debut album, “Flesh & Bone” might seem unassuming at first listen, but the songs borrow into your ears and your heart. Smith is first and foremost a songwriter, and the dozen original tunes that he serves up here make for a sparkling introduction to his considerable talents.

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