Country/Americana singer/songwriter Noah Smith had a great 2018, marked by the release of his debut album, Long Cut, and the birth of his third child.
The Cincinnati-based musician has been writing and performing locally for more than a decade, but in 2012, he dropped his band “persona” The Gambling District and began working under his own name, traveling regularly to Nashville to work on his songwriting and publishing prospects.
This past year Smith has also served as ringleader of the “Crooner Circus,” a regular live event featuring some of the best songwriters in Greater Cincinnati sharing tunes and tales.
To cap off 2018, Smith is hosting a Big Ol Family New Year’s Eve party where he will also be recording a live album for later release. The site of the party/recording is no coincidence — Cincinnati’s Ludlow Garage was where a famed Allman Brothers’ live album was recorded in 1970, a testament to the venue’s onetime pull with rockers in the early ’70s.
Smith and his band will be joined for the New Year’s Eve event by fellow local act See You in the Funnies and Nashville singer/songwriter Trapper Haskins.