NAKED BLUE at The Gnu’s Room Tuesday, April 16
The latest “they should be playing Sundilla at the AUUF but the timing wasn’t right” Third Tuesday concert at The Gnu’s Room features Naked Blue. Drawing from the Americana tradition and firmly grounded with a pleasing pop sensibility, the performing songwriter team, Jen and Scott Smith, aka Naked Blue, have become a mainstay on the folk/pop scene. They quit their day jobs in 1991 and have been writing, recording & performing music ever since. The strength of their songwriting and musicianship is evident in the way they easily transition between full band performances at venues like DAR Constitution Hall, The Kennedy Center & Webster Hall and acoustic shows at small intimate venues and house concerts.
Over the years they’ve share stages with John Mayer, Joe Cocker, Jeffrey Gaines, Aimee Mann, Kenny Loggins, Dan Fogelberg, Derek Trucks Band, Jonatha Brooke, Lowen & Navarro to name just a few. Their music has been featured in film & television spots on The Young & the Restless, Brooklyn South, Jack & Jill, That’s Life, America’s Top Model, Mein Leben & Ich and in the films The Girl Next Door, About Sarah, June, Sex Drugs & Democracy, The Smokers and Second to Die.
With previous AAA and community radio success in the U.S., Europe and U.K. from their past 5 releases, 2013 will see them back out on the road and the airwaves. Their new CD, ‘Weightless’ is a toss up of authentic Americana, purely satisfying pop hooks and a some unabashedly good rock n roll guitar work supporting Jen’s smoky, intimate and award winning voice.
“Jennifer reminds us of people like Shawn Colvin, Edie Brickell, Jonatha Brooke and Allison Krauss. We love this one.”
“I couldn’t get the thought out of my head that alternative, rock, and AAA radio stations are playing similar music that simply isn’t this good…has an honesty that sets it apart from much of the hollow, mindless music on pop radio.” PASTEMUSIC.COM