Chas Sandford / Joanna Smith
September 23, 2017 @ 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Chas Sandford is an acclaimed artist/songwriter/producer/engineer/guitarist and world-class studio owner. Sandford’s multiplatinum hits include: “Missing You” recorded by John Waite, Tina Turner, Rod Stewart, Alison Krauss; “What Kind of Man Would I Be” Chicago and “Talk To Me” by Stevie Nicks just to name a few. As a writer and producer Chas has worked with Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bonnie Raitt, Ron Wood, Willie Nelson, Rod Stewart, Stevie Nicks, Chicago, Levon Helm, Roger Daltrey, Sammy Hagar, Neils Lofgrin and Dickey Bets. Chas’ latest album Wag More Bark Less is a compelling collection of strong songs that has been described as a contemporary classic with a proudly modern classic rock edge.
Jo Smith is an all-American southern girl, with a heart full of charm and a soul full of songs. Her sound is a fresh blend of the Country and Motown music she grew up listening to in South Georgia. Soul singers Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin spun on her Dad’s vinyl, along with country legends The Judds and Keith Whitley, all influencing Smith to pick up the guitar and find her own unique voice.
Now, forging her trail in Nashville, Smith has teamed up with award winning super-producers, Shane McAnally (Kacey Musgraves, Sam Hunt) and Jesse Frasure (Thomas Rhett, Meghan Trainor) to create her new EP, “Introducing Jo Smith”. The lead single “Old School Groove” was selected as the first 2017 female Highway Find on Sirius XM’s The Highway Channel and is currently available on all digital retailers.