MP3 Chris "Crow" Smith - Songs for Emeline
Former Flat Duo Jets Drummer, Chris "Crow" Smith, Reappears as Folk Rock Singer/Songwriter.
10 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Folk Rock, ROCK: Americana
“The albums 10 songs are pensive folk-rock along the lines of Elliot Smith”
-David Menconi Raleigh News & Observer
"His Drumming was so great
he was like a modern day
I think his Rhythms
were just excellent.”
-Jack White-The White Stripes
"Another side trip is the Chris Smith penned "Little M" that closes the Record. This song is really good and has
great potential as a single.
Crow breaks out, pay attention!”
-Butch Modern, Modern World Magazine #7
"Lucky Eye ends with "Little M," something of a country romp, where Crow pays homage to his daughter, Emeline, branching out from drums to banjo and lead vocals. "Little M," instantly memorable for both its simple lyrics and charming sweetness, proves that Crow contributes a lot more to the Flat Duo Jets than just drum duty.”
-S L Hawkins Music Monitor
"The highlight of this disc is
the revved-up and
"Where Are You Now,"
the only tune here penned by drummer Crow.”
~ Brian Beatty, All Music Guide
Crow Releases First Solo Recording
Described by Jack White of The White Stripes as, “A modern day Gene Krupa”, Crow is known to most as the drummer of his former band, The Flat Duo Jets. The Flat Duo Jets released nine albums during their fifteen year career. Their last Lucky Eye, was produced by Scott Litt and released on Outpost. The Flat Duo Jets were showcased along with Athens favorites R.E.M and the B-52s in the 1987 documentary Athens Georgia Inside Out. The documentary was released on DVD in 2003 and included a segment of the unfinished FDJ movie. They also appeared on MTVs Cutting Edge and 120 Minutes. The bands fiery talent was showcased on the Late Night With David Letterman Show. During 1990 The Duo was the opening band for the Cramps national tour. The Flat Duo Jets played with an array of bands including; Iggy Pop, Dick Dale, Reverend Horton Heat, Lynk Wray, to name a few.
Eight years after the breakup of the Flat Duo Jets, Crow releases his long awaited first solo recording appropriately titled Songs for Emeline. Recorded in three days, Songs for Emeline, dedicated to his nine year old daughter, reveals Crows multifaceted talent for all things musical. From Crows infinite vocal range to his ability to manipulate any instrument into doing his will. His lyrical skills provide insight into the soul of a freshly renewed poet. No longer stuck in the FDJ box, Crow has finally broken his silence, claiming his own separate artistic identity.