Who Is Bryan Elijah Smith?

  • Discography & Lyrics
  • Owner of Empty Sound Records
  • 2nd place winner in the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at Merlefest 2018.  Smith's song 'Nothing Left' was 1 of 12 songs chosen from over 1,000 entries.
  • Influences: Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits, Johnny Cash, Ethan Johns, The War On Drugs, Kings of Leon, Nathan Moore, Bob Dylan, Gillian Welch, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Gregory Alan Isakov, Ray LaMontagne, Justin Jones, Tom Petty, Grateful Dead, Frank Sinatra, Donnie Darko (the movie & the soundtrack), The Rolling Stones, Ryan Adams, Dire Straits, Jeff Buckley, A.A. Bondy & many many more.  
  • Full Time Vegan
  • Lover of space & time. 
  • "Bryan Elijah Smith has been licking toads throughout the Shenandoah Valley for the past 7 years, claiming the medicinal and inspirational benefits have made him who he is today.  Once the owner of a fine beard, he has reduced himself to a sort of mid-70's sex symbol as of late, (think Rod Stewart, Faces era) in attempt to free himself of the stigma attached to toad licking.  He also plays music." - Justin Jones 2015
  • Multi-Instrumentalist (vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano, drums, bass & baritone ukulele)
  • Born 1986 - Pisces
  • Manager, producer, mixing & recording engineer, photographer & videographer
  • Part time magician
  • Glide Magazine voted Nathan Moore & Smith among the top '10 Bands That Crushed on Jam Cruise' and wrote Smith is an 'extremely talented' songwriter
  • Has written over 1,000 songs since 2004 when Smith started singing & songwriting at the age of 18