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Sporting his 50's look with pompadour hair, goatee and blue jean attire, Holland brings his showmanship to a personal level as he interacts comfortably with his audience.
Working from a Strat to a beautiful Epiphone, the guitarist applies his style to a variety of guitars as the trio melodically changes gears. The confident artist captures your attention with fleet-finger playing demonstrated as he plays "Apache" and his lighthearted ease on "Night Train". Holland can polish off any song with his clear range evident as he sings "Ain't That I Don't Love You" and "Beautician's Blues". "Ainít That A Bitch" brings Hollandís guitar talent to the level of greatness.
One cannot deny that Fort Worth is a major center for Texas Blues.
Especially when entering the rocking J&J Blues Bar to find the Holland
K. Smith Band. The tight trio consists of Holland K. Smith, songwriter
and guitarist, Eric Matthews on stand-up bass and Michael Dahoney, just
one of various drummers to work with the band. Using a fusion of Blues,
Rockabilly and Swing forms, Holland has developed a unique sound that
makes him a favorite local talent. The three piece band sufficiently
pulls off the Swing sound that keeps the dance floor hopping.
Holland K. Smith is from Arlington, Texas and has taken his music as far away as Europe, South America and Asia. From his original numbers and traditional Blues covers we can see that Holland is capable of satisfying anyone's appetite for good music.