Jonah Smith

Genre: 

Singer/Songwriter

Jonah Smith is a critically acclaimed American artist. He has released several records and has performed around the world at places like Bonnaroo, BAM Festival in Barcelona, The Bowery Ballroom in NYC, Ronnie Scotts in London, SXSW, and countless others. He was a semi-finalist on America’s Got Talent, where he received a standing ovation from Howard Stern. He went on to perform four times on national television from Radio City Music Hall wowing the judges and audiences with his big soulful voice and considerable keyboard chops. The early part of 2020 found Smith releasing several new songs. First, in February came the single “Listen Close”. It was quickly added to SiriusXM Coffeehouse where it is currently in rotation and is being spun at tastemaker non-com stations nationwide. Next came his collaboration with singer/songwriter, George Krikes. Together, they call themselves The New Forevers and they released a five song debut EP in late March. That was quickly followed by the three song rock & roll EP, “A Captive Audience For Captain Obvious”. This record is currently exclusive on his Band camp website but will be released on digital platforms worldwide in the later part of the year. This record was made with the rhythm section of Tenacious D (Scott Seiver and John Spiker) and was produced by George Krikes and mixed by John Spiker. Smith continues to work on new music for release later this year but is taking some time off during the pandemic to be with his newborn son, Isaiah. His last record, “Stay Close” was released in June of 2017. It garnered two Independent Music Award nominations and one win -- for "Best Story Song" for "Ocala". Smith’s songs have been featured on several national television networks including NBC, ABC, and FX and his song, “My Morning Scene” which was the 2006 IMA award winner for Best Americana Song was featured on Good Morning America. In addition to his work as an artist, Smith co-writes and produces and is an in demand session singer. His voice can be heard in national ad campaigns and Japanese cartoon theme songs. Smith has had the pleasure of recording and performing with several of his influences over the years including Garth Hudson (of the Band), Bill Frisell, Los Lobos, Little Feat, Taj Mahal, Martin Sexton and others. His 2016 record, Easy Prey featured guests like Ruthie Foster, Lucius and David Hidalgo.

Jonah Smith