Friday 26 October 2012 at 8:00pm
The Cotillion Ballroom
11120 West Kellogg, Wichita, 67209, United States
Tel: (316) 722-4201
Corey Smith 8pm Friday, October 26. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets on sale 7/27. ADVANCE-$12.50. DAY OF SHOW $15 at The Cotillion, online @ thecotillion.com, by phone 316-722-4201 and the employee clubs. No service fees for tickets purchased at The Cotillion box office open 8a-6p Monday - Saturday.
Corey Smith is obviously connecting with his audience, but it’s not marketing savvy that sells, it’s the music, and that’s where he truly shines. The Georgia native melds country, rock and blues into a sound that is all his own. That distinctive musical flair combined with Smith’s pensive, well-crafted lyrics and soulful Southern voice has earned him an enthusiastic legion of fans.
“I think it’s a little of everything,” says Smith in describing his innovative style. “We don’t live in cultural bubbles anymore. We’re all exposed to many different types of music through TV, radio, and now especially the internet. I like to think my songs reflect the variety of musical styles that have impacted my life in Georgia. Gospel, country, blues, rock, hip-hop – strands of all these are there.”
That diversity is especially evident on his newest project, Hard-Headed Fool. “The songs on it are very different from one another production-wise. I tried to incorporate a larger cross-section of my musical influences into this record, while addressing common themes, lyrically, to glue the songs together.”