For over 20 years, Greg has been at the forefront of the singer songwriter movement. He’s a an American treasure melding blues, folk, and jazz into his own unique sound.
After years of refining her craft behind the scenes, Mindy arrived fully-formed with her 2004 critically acclaimed debut, One Moment More, and its hit single ‘Come to Jesus.’ Long Island Shores (2006) garnered still more raves from the critics: ‘Smith’s best songs sound like little miracles,’ crowed USA Today. The following year, she brought that same level of excellence to My Holiday, which the New York Times hailed as, a ”thoughtful collection from a great singer-songwriter who knows how to evoke the feeling of warm rooms on cold nights.’ After those triumphs, Smith slowed down for a while. ‘I took about two years off, and over that time, I just collected these songs.’ She wrote only when she felt compelled to pick up her guitar. ‘There are times I’ll write three songs in a week, and then I won’t write at all for a month or two.’ Ultimately, she went into the studio with roughly twenty-five new tunes completed; she still hopes to record the ones that didn’t find a home on Stupid Love.
As always, the old Commander Cody himself is behind the piano, leading the musical mayhem and controlled chaos, and sporting his legendary antics and ability to spark up even the toughest crowds. Their 1974 album ‘Live From Deep in the Heart of Texas’ was named as one of Rolling Stones 100 Greatest of all times! They are the legends behind Hot Rod Lincoln. Today the Commander Cody Band is closely knit with the legendary George Frayne a.k.a. ‘The Commander’ (leader /keyboards/vocals), Steve Barbuto (drums/vocals), Rick Mullen (bass) and Mark Emerick on lead guitar and vocals. Frequent guest steel guitar appearances by Bobby Black, Professor Louie and the Crowmatix – The group came into existence preparing songs for Aaron Professor Louie Hurwitz’ studio productions for the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame group The Band. They are also the backing group for solo CD’s by Rick Danko and Garth Hudson. They started touring and recording their own music in 2001. They have six studio CD’s and two live recordings on The Woodstock Records label. Woodstock Records has just released Professor Louie & The Crowmatix latest CD, Whispering Pines. In spring 2008, they released As the Crow Flies. This CD has new originals and songs from their previous recordings which were most requested by fans and radio stations. The group continues to perform in concert at premier theaters, clubs & festivals, playing over 150 shows a year.