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Tom Smerk

RIYL

Steve Bruno, Jeff Beck, Legacy 5, the Isaacs, Bob Dylan, Bryan Sutton, John Jorgenson, Jim Soldi, Jaime Valle, Mark Augustin, Ricky Ruis, Patrick Yandall, Santana, Merle Haggard, Larry Carlton, Chuck Loeb, BB King, Eric Clapton, Roy Clark, Duane Eddy, Ventures

Inception

San Diego , 1965

Influences

Les Paul, Johnny Smith, Chet Atkins, Steve Cropper, Eric Clapton, Al Caiola, Howard Roberts, Hank Garland, Bob Dylan, Beatles, Grateful Dead, Beach Boys, Larry Carlton, BB King, Roy Buchanan, Carlos Santana, Jeff Beck, Jeff Baxter, Terry Kath (Chicago), Steve Howe (Yes), Scottie Moore (Elvis), Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Duane Eddy, Tommy Tedesco, Roy Clark, the Ventures, Raul Reynoso

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Based in East County, Tom Smerk has been playing in bands professionally since 1965. As of 2010, he was appearing as a solo artist at coffee house and other venues in San Diego, as well as playing lead guitar for Rightside, a country gospel rock group. Smerk plays acoustic and electric guitar, and has performed in a variety of bands including, rock, jazz, country & western, folk, bluegrass, swing, blues, classical, gospel, and polka. His album Will Play Jazz for Food was released in 2011.

A new full length dropped in 2018, Life's Good To Me. "Tracks 1 and 9 are blues, track 11 is blues rock, number 2 is R&B, tracks 3 and 7 are country, 5 and 11 are folk rock, tracks 4, 6 and 10 are hard rock, number 8 is `60s style rock, and the final track is a surf instrumental."

February 2019 saw the release of a new single called "Yard Art."

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New album released September 2018 - "Life's Good to Me" - Check it out on Amazon, CD Baby, Spotify, YouTube or where ever you buy or stream new music. href="https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/tomsmerk3

Oct. 1, 2018

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