Smeed to perform in Beloit on Kansas
BELOIT – Sky Smeed will be making a stop in Beloit at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 17 at the Kettle, 204 S. Mill, during his Kansas tour this January and February.
Smeed has scheduled 20 dates in the state of Kansas as his first of what he hopes will become an annual event in his already constant touring schedule.
“Since I started driving around playing music I’ve made wonderful friendships and visited beautiful parts of the country. It’s the best job I’ve ever had,” says Smeed. “I love Kansas and the people that call it home and thought it would be fun to visit a few places I’m not familiar with, and also shine some light on some of my favorite spots to play, along the way.”
Smeed was born and raised outside of Chanute, in an old, one-room schoolhouse his parents bought and turned into a home in the early 1970s. Last year he sold the country home he built by hand and moved north to Lawrence and began settling in to an old fixer-upper on the north side of the Kaw River. He has released six albums, including Lunker Bass, which came out in April 2017.
Listeners often compare his music to Gram Parsons, Neil Young and John Prine, though his easy-going, off-the cuff banter and transparency link him to contemporaries like Todd Snider and Paul Thorn.
For more information about Sneed, visit www.skysmeed.com
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