steve smith and tim may
steve smith and hard road
desert night music

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Our CDs can be purchased online at CD Baby. Check out the Audio Files to listen to selected tunes from the various CDs. For your convenience, links to each CD are provided here. In addition, you can use the shopping cart at the bottom of this page to purchase more than one item.

Signs Along The Road

Signs Along the Road sends you to a place where the right musicians make the right music at the right time. This collection of original tunes by Steve Smith and Chris Sanders brings uplifting grooves, exceptional harmonies and expansive lyrics.

Signs Along The Road

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Players:

  • Steve Smith – Mandolin, vocals
  • Chris Sanders – Vocals, guitar
  • Aaron McCloskey – Guitar
  • Bill Evans – Banjo, vocals
  • Megan Lynch – Fiddle, vocals
  • Bill Amatneek – Bass
  • Erin Younberg, Ashleigh Caudill, Erik Unsworth – Bass
  • Nate Lee – Fiddle
  • Ruben Galvan - Drums

Track List:

The Same For You
Steadfast Deliverance
All Things Left Behind
Year of Jubilee
These Are the Hands
Isabella
Jon Sievert's Blues
Link By Link
Never Ending Wind
Kindness of Strangers
Mice on the Stove

Only So Fast

Only So Fast is a collection of ten originals plus contributions from Kim McKee and Leadbelly with hard driving bluegrass and old-time to modern acoustic music. In his liner notes author, composer and banjo player Bill Evans observes: “Eclectic. Original. Virtuosic. Toneful, tuneful and tasteful. These are just a few of the first thoughts that come to mind when I reflect about the remarkable new music you are now holding in your hands from Steve Smith and Hard Road…” 

“Save Me” – Best Gospel, “This Dream” – Best Bluegrass, Best Package Design, NM Music Awards

Only So Fast

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Players:

  • Steve Smith – mandolin, vocals, guitar
  • Chris Sanders – vocals
  • Elijah Copeland – bass, vocals
  • Bob Hull – guitar
  • Wayne Shrubsall – banjo, vocals
  • Nate Lee - fiddle

Track List:

Only So Fast
Eden Prairie
Nate's Rambles
Save Me
Whoa Back Buck
Dry Spell
Toon Tune
Rowan Tree
This Dream
I Shot My Gun
Dune Matoon
The Real You

Meet Me By the River

Meet Me By The River (dn545) is a collection of five original works, three traditional tunes, a new song from Steve Spurgin ("I Owe My Soul"), a Bill Monroe classic ("Rocky Road Blues") and a song from Joan Baez ("I'm with You"). The CD is on the Desert Night label and features traditional music legend Byron Berline on fiddle along with Eli Copeland, Bob Hull and Wayne Shrubsall.

“Sheepherder’s Stove” – Best Instrumental, “State of Grace” – Best Gospel, NM Music Awards

Desert Night, CD, Steve Smith

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Players:

  • Steve Smith - mandolin, mandola, guitar and vocals
  • Chris Sanders  - vocals
  • Bob Hull -guitar
  • Wayne Shrubsall - banjo
  • Eli Copeland - bass
  • Byron Berline - fiddle

Track List:

Rocky Road Blues
Meet Me By the River
Yellow Rose of Texas
I'm With You
Bean's Blues
Look Not Back
State of Grace
I Owe My Soul
Talk About Suffering
The Boatman
Sheepherder's Stove

Hard Road

Hard Road, Steve Smith's fourth solo CD is a collection of live studio takes ranging from original instrumental and vocals to traditional works and tunes from John Phillips, Radney Foster, Phil Rosenthal and the Beatles. Hard Road works well in all traditional bluegrass, old time, Celtic, gospel and Americana radio formats. 

Hard Road, CD, Steve Smith

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Players:

  • Steve Smith  - mandolin, mandocello, guitar and vocals
  • Jim Hurst, Bob Hull, George Rhee - guitar
  • Wayne Shrubsall - banjo
  • Missy Raines and Eli Copeland - bass
  • Robin Russell, Jane Horton, Bruce Johnson - vocals
  • Fred Bugbee - percussion

Track List:

Poor Man
Trumball School
The Jig Set
I'll Remember You Love
Dig a Hole
Hard Road
Sugar Babe
Norwegian Wood
Me and My Uncle
The Four Points
Muddy Water
Hornpipes
Went for a Ride

Desert Night

New Acoustic/Chamber Folk with mandolin quartets and trios, finger style guitar and mandola, swinging guitar with jazz, classical, old-time and Celtic influences.  "Desert Night, a superb piece of artistry, is a worthwhile addition to most any music library. Steve Smith has an uncommon mastery of the mandolin and other similar instruments and fans of acoustic variety will enjoy this fine CD."

Desert Night, CD, Steve Smith

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Players:

  • Steve Smith  - mandolin, octave mandolin, mandocello, steel and nylon string guitar
  • Lorraine Duisit - harp
  • Tom Espinola – percussion, cello, bass, electric guitar
  • Ira Gitlin - bass

Track List:

Desert Night/Starlight Canyon
Traveler's Lament/ Mr. Jefferson's Oak
Sway Back Horse/Buzzard on a Fencepost
The Queen Anne's Revenge
Colorado Farewell
The Grackle and the Hamster
When Small Children Sleep
Bacon and Bread
The Café Waltz
Allemande in E Minor
Frozen Lake
Orchard Music
Crossing Queens Creek
Frozen Lake Postlude

Other Places, Times and Lives

Bluegrass and folk with vocals, mandolin, guitar, fiddle, mandola and mandocello.

"Instrumentally, no one can hold a candle to Smith. Here he plays mandolin, mandola, mandocello, and guitar and seems equally adept at all. He uses each instrument to its best, using the mandola for fiddle-tune things, and the guitar for a bigger sound."

Other Places, Times & Lives, CD, Steve Smith

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Players:

  • Tim O’Brien - fiddle
  • Bob Hull - bass
  • Jane Horton - vocals
  • Jin Shearer - tuba
  • Bart Trotter - fiddle and viola
  • Gordon Butler - cello

Track List:

Billy The Kid
Anna Mae
Antibellum Waltz
How Will I be Simple Again
Whistle Stop
Shady Grove
Daughter of Mcleod
Mariner Ward
Big Train
Fiddle Tune Medley
Working on a Building

Distant Lands

A combination of traditional acoustic music influenced by Jazz, chamber, and new age styles with improvisation on mandolins, guitar, soprano sax, violins, bass and percussion and featured on the Weather Channel.  "Tunes such as Wind Dance, As the Crow Flies, and Pastel Fantasy all contain images of the openness and beauty of the desert. Smith's music covers a wider area and he also brings in violin, cello, soprano sax, and bass to contrast and support his playing."

Distant Lands, CD, Steve Smith

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Players:

  • Steve Smith - mandolin, guitar, percussion
  • John Dodge - soprano sax
  • Gordon Butler - violin and cello
  • Missy Raines and Norwood Yamini - bass

Track List:

As the Crow Flies
Ocotillos
Distant Lands
Solo Medley
Wind Dance
A Walk at Dawn
In The Shadow of the Past
Pastel Fantasy