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Smith & Myers

Smith & Myers-the duo comprised of Brent Smith and Zach Myers-reimagine beloved chapters of theAmerican songbook alongside their own bold contributions with nothing more than a microphone andan instrument or two. Their eloquent songcraft transmits powerful lyrics, intimate delivery, indeliblemelodies and glorious vocals uplifted by minimal accompaniment and amplified by maximum emotion.With two hearts and one truth, these lifelong musicians, longstanding friends, and eternal brothers havedelivered their double album in two parts,Smith & Myers Volume 1andVolume 2,comprised of tenoriginals and ten brilliant re-imaginings of Neil Young, Post Malone, INXS, Mark Ronson and AmyWinehouse, The Righteous Brothers, Billie Eilish, Peter Gabriel, Billy Idol, R.E.M. and Oasis. Thesereleases are Smith & Myers’ first full-lengths as a duo since releasing a pair of acoustic coverEPs,Acoustic Sessions, Part 1andAcoustic Sessions, Part 2, in 2014when fans first fell in the love withthe magic that is created between Brent and Zach in the studio and on stage, with Smith & Myers liveshows instantly selling out.During this time of national reckoning with systemic injustice, Smith & Myers make a statementonVolume 1with original single “Not Mad Enough.” Accompanied by solo acoustic guitar from Zach,Brent rails against injustice in the wake of George Floyd’s tragic death. It was paired with a poignantcover of “Rockin’ In The Free World” that sees Smith & Myers placing Neil Young’s lyrics center stage-written more than 30 years ago and just as relevant today-uplifted by robust vocal delivery over lonepiano. Both songs share a message of equality and change. Meanwhile,Volume 2features thevulnerable and personal “Bad At Love,” as Brent sings about the difficulties of staying in a romanticrelationship when you have a gypsy heart, as well as the catchy alt-rock tune “One More Time.”Smith & Myers’Volume 1andVolume 2, produced by GRAMMYAward-winning producer andsongwriter Dave Bassett, encompass vulnerability, fearlessness, honesty, outrage, love andunderstanding. With no boundaries on what their songwriting could discuss, Brent & Zach exploreeverything from certain personal topics that they have left largely unexplored until now, to commentaryon immigration and children being ripped from their parents, racial injustice and the nature of socialmedia–focusing not on politics, but on right and wrong and our connection as human beings.As one-half of multiplatinum band Shinedown, Brent and Zach can often be found topping the rockcharts and playing to sold-out arenas around the globe with 10 million albums and 10 million singles soldworldwide, 14 platinum and gold singles, five platinum and gold albums, 16 number one rock hits(breaking the record for the most ever #1s in the 39-year history of the Billboard Mainstream RockSongs Chart with their single “Atlas Falls”), over 2.7 billion streams and major mainstream media acclaimunder their belt. Smith & Myers illuminates the depth of Brent and Zach as a duo and showcases a verydifferent yet just as powerful musical side of these two versatile musicians.

Showings

  • Sat, December 11, 2021
  • Doors - 7pm
    Concert - 8:00PM
  • Main Street Armory
    Rochester, New York
  • $35 adv / $40 dos