Michael Smith: Bass & Vocals
Instruments: bass. Also guitar, synth pedals, vocals.
Influences: Eric Clapton, Rush, The Yellowjackets (the early stuff), Kevin Keith.
Favorite sayings: “Less is more.” “Dropped your watch.” “Is smoke supposed to be coming from there?” “Cooperative Beer Effort.”
Years playing: 35.
Relevant gear (bass): Parker Fly-5, Ibanez SG400, Eden WT800, Schroeder cabs, dbx compression.
Past bands: Constellation (79-81), Northwestern Oklahoma State University Soundsations (80-81), Northwestern Oklahoma State University Jazz Ensemble (79-80), The Pelger-Huet Group (01-03).
Current bands: Rockin’ Horse, Too Laid Back.
States played in professionally: Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa, Colorado.
Music played: Anything but country, techno-crap, and screamo metal.
Nicknames: Picker, Smitty, Doc, Stephen King.
Interests outside of music: sailing, hematopathology.
Family: Teresa (wife), Shaun (son), Nikki (daughter), Oreo, Cocoa, and Snicker (border collies).
Favorite drinks: an ice cold…