Bryan Elijah Smith & The Wild Hearts
Bryan Elijah Smith & The Wild Hearts are an Alternative-Americana band based out of Dayton, Virginia. Their unique sound defined by their raw energy & Smith's unabashedly genuine songwriting & voice makes this band one worth not only listening to but experiencing live. Smith has opened for such acts as Nathan Moore, The Barr Brothers, Paul Curreri, Trent Wagler, Fastball, Emmitt-Nershi Band and Corey Smith. Smith has also jammed/performed with Steve Kimock, Zach Gill of ALO & Jack Johnson's band, Greensky Bluegrass, Zach Deputy, Brock Butler of Perpetual Groove, Jerry Joseph and Trevor Garrod & Reed Mathis of Tea Leaf Green on Jam Cruise 9, 11 & 12. He has written over 500 original songs, released 7 full length albums since October 2009, performed up and down the entire East Coast of America, toured Australia in the Fall of 2013 & has even performed in Roatan Honduras. NASA recently took notice & used 'Pour On Me' for their 2013 'Water Falls' movie trailer. Smith & the Wilds Hearts have opened for Langhorne Slim & David Mayfield Parade at The Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville, VA, Trampled by Turtles & Old Crow Medicine Show on the Dreaming Creek Main Stage at FloydFest X, Justin Jones, Trevor Hall, Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band & The Steel Wheels. Most recently they had the honor of performing at the newly renovated & prestigious State Theatre in Culpeper, Virginia. Smith also recently performed on the Main Stage at The Festy Experience in Roseland, VA opening for Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers.
The latest album, Turn It Up, was recorded like they did back in the 60's. Released on October 3rd, 2012, "Turn It Up" consists of 11 original Alternative-Americana tracks written & produced by Bryan Elijah Smith. The Wild Hearts helped fuel the fire behind this record with their raw energy & distinguishable sound. Recorded, engineered & mixed by Bryan Elijah Smith at Empty Sound Productions in Dayton, VA. Mastered by Brian Lucey at Magic Garden Mastering (Ray LaMontagne, The Black Keys, Ryan Bingham & Eric Clapton).
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