Yarra Hotel Abbotsford
Friday November 13th @ 8pm free entry!
I first met Damon Smith while accompanying Western Australian Blues legend Ivan Zar to Damon’s home.
We were there to discuss a documentary that Damon is currently producing on Ivan’s life and times.
I was immediately impressed by Damon’s well polished appearance, polite manner and straight shooting honesty.
As a stay at home dad of a three year old and chief carer of Jerry Lee his sixteen year old dog and equally old cat Hannah, I quickly realised that this is a man that does not waste his time!
His home is immaculate and his beautiful native garden leads to a tiny, yet impressive recording studio designed and built by Damon in his spare time.
I discovered that Damon Smith is a man of many, many talents.
As a singer/ songwriter/ musican/ performer and producer Damon has created a space for a diverse selection of songwriters to come to perform one original song and one cover of an artist that inspires them. The 29 artists currently on his website come from all over the country and overseas to record their original songs in this extraordinary environment.
Every artist plays on the studio guitar named Zach Glickman and the music is performed in ‘one take’ in an effort to capture the raw, unbridled, essence of a song, including all the wobbly bits, which help to make a song truly memorable.