Smooth Hound Smith, Driving, Stripped-Down & Soulful Blues-Rock Duo From Nashville

Smooth Hound Smith is a foot stompin’ American roots duo comprised of “One-Man-Band” Zack Smith (guitars/vocals/foot drums/harmonicas) and Caitlin Doyle (vocals/percussion). Established in 2012, and currently based in East Nashville, TN, they record and perform a varied and unique style of folky, garage-infused rhythm & blues. Using primal foot percussion, complex, fuzzed-out, finger-picked guitar patterns, warbled harmonicas, tasty harmonies and A LOT of tambourine, they are able to create something rugged and visceral- a modern interpretation of early blues, soul, and rock ‘n’ roll music that harkens back to the traditions of hazy front porch folk songs as well as raucous back-alley juke joints.

Over the past couple years, the duo has been appearing at some of the biggest festivals around the country to rave reviews. They will be coming to Portland on Sunday, September 23 for a show at Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi Avenue. Advance tickets can be bought at for  $10.00; $12.00 at the door day of show. 21 & over only. Portland’s retro-soul favorites, The Get Ahead, will open the  night.