Sean O'Bryan Smith Releases Tapestry
Professional bassist and session musician Sean O’Bryan Smith has already had a career that many musicians long for. Throughout his twenty-plus years of playing, Sean has had the opportunity to perform for thousands of people and share the stage or studio with a number of artists including Billy Ray Cyrus, Anna Wilson, Sara Evans, Rodney Atkins, Steve Azar, and Rebecca St. James just to name a few. Now for the next phase of Sean’s musical journey he has taken on the role as recording artist with the release of his first solo CD for Groove Therapy Records “Tapestry.” “Tapestry” is a return to Sean’s roots in jazz, blues, and soul and features him on fretted and fretless basses as well as guitar and keyboards. The CD transcends many musical genres and also reunites Sean with a collection of his favorite fellow sidemen including Jeff ”Skunk” Baxter ( Steely Dan, Doobie Brothers ), Jerry Marotta ( Peter Gabriel, Sarah McLachlan ), Rich Eckhardt ( Toby Keith ), and Ken Rarick ( Madonna, Cher ) as well as some of the Nashville areas greatest unknown players. The initial responses to “Tapestry” cover the gamut of top radio personalities to legendary musicians and prove why Sean has become one of the most in demand bassists in the industry. Some of the responses are:
“…soulful, melodic, and unpretentious…..” – Bryan Beller, Bass Player Magazine
“Great groove, melodic phrasing, and flow on fretted and fretless…..” – Mark Egan, legendary bassist and solo artist
“……Sean clearly knows his business.” --Benny Brown, Two time winner of Billboard's International Radio Personality of the Year
“…..an outstanding display of songwriting and musicianship….”--Lane Baldwin, Eden Electronics
“Tapestry” will be premiered April 1st for download on www.mymusicstream.com and available for order April 22nd from CD Baby, iTunes, and Rhapsody. You can hear the first single “Sweet” now at www.bassworldradio.com and will be heard in stations worldwide in months to come. Sean will also be premiering his live show at the CD release party for “Tapestry” at The Rutledge in Nashville, TN on April 18th. For ticket information, advance copies of “Tapestry” and more information on Sean’s news ,performances, clinics, articles, and more check out www.myspace.com/seanobryansmith.
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