The Everett Smithson Band plays an interesting variety of music as well as standards that have a unique spin on them and many delightful originals. Come to any Everett Smithson Band performance and you can count on the band to create a party atmosphere. You will see and hear New Orleans/French Quarter music, Zydeco, blues, rockin' roots, hillbilly hoedowns, gospel and more. With the music being very infectious and the playful stage presence, the audience gets connected fast.
At ESB Mardi Gras performances--(whenever possible) Everett and Kathy bring a big cauldron of jambalaya -- prepared with their own homegrown garden goods and homesmoked sausage. The song list is unpredictable with songs from Fats Domino, Johnny Cash, Howlin Wolf, Rosie Ledet, Wanda Jackson and Allison Krause -- music from 1900 to the present.
The band consists of Phil Schmid on guitar, Jeremy Johnson on drums and the ubiquitous Bill Black on standup bass.These guys have played nationally and internationally with big name acts such as Bo Diddley, Lynwood Slim, Big George Jackson, Gary Primich and many others. They have played together for a long time and when they get together on stage they tear it up with their solid rhythms and red hot instrumentals.