The Music Side

For samples of original music produced for theater (including the Millsaps productions of Electra, Endgame, and Metamorphoses, the New Stage Theatre production of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, the Ridgeland High production of Quazimodo!, and the Terry High production of The Penny Dreadfuls), film, and dance, visit ReverbNation/stevengsmith.

ELECTRA: Nicole Saad
CHORUS LEADER: Rachel Evangeline Barham
CHORUS: Christine Ambrosek, Melinda Bott, Jane Buck, Lauren Garrett, Angela Hobgood, Melissa Hornsby, Ricara Kimbel, Greer Proctor, Ellen Schoolar, Rachel Thompson, Mary Kathryn Tucker, Virginia Walker, Joy Wallace, Julie White

WOODPECKER STREET is the rubric for Steve Smith projects—pop songs, instrumentals, piano rags, edited improvs—made entirely at home on The Street. Four albums are out on the Hep-Tone label: WOODPECKER STREET (2001), BOLD NEW CITY ( 2006), NEED, DESIRE & DELIGHT (2008), and VIRILE RURAL JURORS (2018). Listen to samples at ReverbNation/woodpeckerstreet, where there are newer tracks as well, including my 20 Songs songs; purchase at CD Baby.

Under the name S. SMITH I’ve put out a sampler of my short piano compositions, SMALL WORKS FOR PIANO; purchase at CD Baby.

REAL LIFE, THE IDEA is a Small College Musical by Steve Smith produced as a CD soundtrack (available from Hep-Tone) featuring the vocal talents of Smith, Nicole Saad (later Bradshaw), Stephanie Burks, Nehemiah Luckett, Shane Atkinson, Lelon Thompson, Kathryn Rodenmeyer, Wyatt Waters, Beverly Branson, and David Womack.  An MPB Mississippi Roads segment on the making of REAL LIFE, THE IDEA, produced by Ron Rodenmeyer, first aired on December 21, 2000.

THE ASSEMBLERS are Bruce Golden (drums, bells, toys, vocals) and Steve Smith (guitar, keyboard, vocals).  Visit The Assemblers on ReverbNation/theassemblers2 for free tracks and at cdbaby to pick up our Hep-Tone CDs. REAL LIFE, THE IDEA (see above) contains some additional Assemblers recordings.  Our second CD, THE OTHER RIGHT PLACE, features wonderful guitar work by Davey Williams, Owen Evans, and Randy Everett, with production by Randy.  There is an official bootleg of live performances at Fenian’s from the summer of 2003, featuring guitarist Chris Alford.

with Randy Everett on guitar (image by Lee Emmert)

Other outlets:, iTunes

THE RUMINANTS are an improvisational specter haunting Jackson dedicated to on-the-spot composition. The Ruminants are (but are not limited to) daniel johnson (sax), Steve Smith (keys), Jamie Weems (strings), and Jarad Wilson (drums).