Shane Smith & the Saints

A Red Dirt country band based out of Austin, Texas, Shane Smith & the Saints specialize in a freewheeling, open-hearted roots music that has its heart in the country but is unafraid of diving into rock.

A native of the east Texas county of Kaufman, Texas, Smith attended Tyler Junior College before heading to Austin to attend St. Edwards University. Once in Austin, he started to write original material and gig regularly, eventually gathering his backing band of guitarist Tim Allen, bassist Chase Satterwhite, drummer Bryan McGrath, and fiddler Bennett Brown. In 2009, the group released the independent album I'll See for Miles, which was produced by Bob Gentry. Four years later, the band released Cast, which featured cameos from Aaron Watson and Ryan Engleman. After two years of touring through the south and Midwest, the group released their self-produced sophomore album, Geronimo, in 2015. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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