by Robert Bell
The Smittle Band will be featured on this week's "On the Front Row" on AETN, Friday at 6:30 p.m. The band plays self-described "jazzy Americana."
You can also have a listen to the band's album "Bright Street" right here. It sounds really good and is a no-brainer if you like your Americana/roots music on the breezy, pop-oriented end of the spectrum.
The group features Stephanie Smittle on vocals, Wythe Walker on guitar; Jim McGehee on keyboard, Ray Wittenberg on drums and John Davies, who spent a decade with The Cate Brothers and several years on the road with Michael Burkes, on bass.
After "On the Front Row," AETN will air "Women Who Rock," a documentary about female musicians throughout the history of pop music.