"One of the top 5 stage performances I've ever seen, up there with the Tokyo String Quartet in their heyday, and that Led Zeppelin reunion in '85. How they did it, after camping in a field for an entire week prior, is amazing, but The Gene Smith Band did it. See these guys as soon as you can."
Gene Smith has been writing songs for forty years; real songs about real life, some serious, some more whimsical. He has performed many of them with groups as varied as Boris Garcia, Psych-A-Billy, Sunhill Down, The Turnips, and Buddha’s Kitchen. All of these unique bands imparted their own flavor to the performances.
In 2013, Gene approached bassist Chris Henderson and asked if he would be interested in joining him on a project that would reimagine and come up with new arrangements of this vast catalog, performing them the way he envisioned the songs in his head when he wrote them.
Thus the journey that is “The Gene Smith Band” began. With contributions from a rotating cast of some of the Philadelphia Area’s best instrumentalists who join them for shows, The Gene Smith Band is realizing Gene’s vision of presenting these songs as they were originally conceived.