“Smyth is an undeniable talent”
– Rolling Stone
‘There's no doubting he is one of the most talented singers we have right now’
– Double J
Bluesfest is proud to welcome the supremely talented Steven Smyth back in 2018.
Smyth is one of those artists who draws you in even before you’ve heard him perform. There seems to be an energy that clings to him which reaps mystery and a deep, honest passion. When you see him perform you feel like he’s conveying a million conversations, a million experiences filled with heartache, love, excitement. He delivers his songs with pure honesty and an unconscious bliss. You can almost hear the churning out of his mind through his antique Remington typewriter.
Smyth explains “Music is something I do where I don’t have to pretend. It’s an honest place to be, and that humbles me. And I can’t get enough of that.”
Smyth’s 2014 album Exits, produced byWaronker (Thom Yorke, Beck) and Gus Seyffert (The Black Keys, Norah Jones), is receiving acclaim from all corners of the country, including Double J Feature Album, Album Of The Week on ABC Newcastle & Darwin, and a J Award nomination for Artist Of The Year
It’s a pleasure to have him back in Byron Bay over Easter,
Steve Smyth plays Bluesfest on Thurs 29th & Sat 31st March, Sunday 1st and Mon 2nd April.