The D. Smith Blues Band, winners of the Connecticut Blues Society's "Talent Search 1998," formed in November of 1989 as the D. Smith Blues Project. Finalists at the Connecticut Blues Challenge in 1997, 2001, 2002 and 2004, these fixtures on the Connecticut blues scene have been entertaining blues fans for more than 25 years. The band made their first public appearance back in June of 1990 at Water Street Station in Torrington, and their first Hartford appearance at The Muni in October of that year.
The D. Smith Blues Band’s repertoire is heavily skewed to the Chicago-style sound of the fifties and sixties. They pay homage to the Chicago masters such as Howlin' Wolf, Elmore James, Muddy Waters, and Little Walter by offering interpretations of their music that seeks to preserve it, not change or update it. In their live shows the band captures the spirit of the powerful and soulful sound that signified Chicago-style Blues of that era. Along with cover songs, the band has a number of original songs that blend well with traditional blues numbers.
Band members are:
Robert Orsi - Lead vocals, Harmonica & Slide Guitar
Don Smith - Guitar
T-Bone Piazza - Drums
Tom Ethier - Bass
Joe Ethier - Guitar & Slide Guitar
The HUB is a BYOB (Beer/Wine only - with responsibility) venue. Some beverages and snacks are available for sale.
TICKETS: $10 in advance or $15 at the door (if room is available)