Umbrello Artist: Crucial Smith

Crucial Smith | Unfinished Business

Label: Umbrello Records
Cat No: UMB0014
Artist: Crucial Smith
Title: Unfinished Business
Format: CD and MP3 Album
Release: To be announced
Genre: Progressive Bluegrass/newgrass


Umbrello Records is proud to present, as part of the ‘Mod Prog’ series "Progressive Music for the 21st Century", the long-awaited new album from Nashville’s progressive bluegrass pioneers Crucial Smith.

Crucial Smith has performed at prestigious music festivals around the USA, including Winterhawk, The Gutherie Oklahoma Music Festival, The Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, KS, The IBMA Fan Fest, and Wings and Strings.

Crucial Smith was described in 2000 by Michael Routh of as the: "...fusion (of bluegrass and rock-n'-roll) yet the elements being fused together are very different from past 'newgrass' attempts. The Crucials balance the warm acoustic sound of bluegrass instrumentation with the melodic sensibilities of savvy pop and rock artists. Long improvisational jams are jettisoned, creating music with the potential to please many ears...".

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All songs composed by Crucial Smith.

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The Band:
Kyle Wood - vocals, mandolin
Gretchen Priest-May - fiddle
Tim May- vocals, acoustic guitar
Chris Joslin: Banjo
Dave “Doc” Holladay - vocals, bass
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