Felonius Smith Press Kit

Felonius Smith Trio performs prewar blues music at its most authentic - taking us back to a time when original bluesmen were pioneering a new musical style.

Drawing his inspiration from the songs and styles of artists like Tampa Red and Fred McDowell, Felonius Smith’s National slide and snappy finger picking guitar style transports one back some 80 years, relaxing on a river bank in southern Mississippi.

The talented and expressive Steve Sheldon plays harmonica with the group. His love of the old country blues and his experience with American roots musical styles are reflected in his melodic sense and traditional sound.

Rounding out the trio is Scott Johnson, whose warm yet percussive approach to his upright bass provides the backbone of the group’s historic Americana blues sound. When he doubles on sousaphone, it invokes the vibe of a jug band or New Orleans street band.

Felonius Smith has delighted audiences at festivals and nightspots on the Front Range for 17 years, sharing the stage with Richie Havens, Koko Taylor, Subdudes, and David Bromberg.

Electronic Press Kit

Performance Venues

Fairs & Festivals
Evergreen Jazz Festival

Evergreen, CO

Blues Under The Bridge Festival

Colorado Springs, CO

Taste Of Colorado

Denver, CO

Parker Concerts In The Park

Parker, CO

Douglas H. Buck Rec. Ctr., South Suburban Parks & Rec.

Littleton, CO

Blues & Brews Festival at South Pearl Street

Denver, CO

Boulder Fall Festival

Boulder, CO

Old Town Stage

Fort Collins, CO

Pickin' In The Park Concert Series

Paonia, CO

Evergreen Lake Summer Showcase Concerts

Evergreen, CO

Rhythm On The River Festival

Longmont, CO

Boulder Creek Festival

Boulder, CO

Starlight Rhythms presented by Englewood Arts

Englewood, CO

Wheat Ridge Summer Concert Series

Wheat Ridge, CO

Boulder Public Library Concert Series

Boulder, CO

Boulder Theater

Boulder, CO

Swallow Hill Music

Denver, CO

Lincoln Center

Ft. Collins, CO

Dairy Arts Center

Boulder, CO

El Rancho Colorado

Evergreen, CO


Avada, CO

Teller’s Taproom & Kitchen

Lakewood, CO

Sloan’s Bar & Grille

Edgewater, CO

Wash Park Grille

Denver, CO

Rock Inn Tavern

Estes Park, CO

Avery Brewing Company

Boulder, CO

Skylark Lounge

Denver, CO

Lucile's Creole Kitchen

Fort Collins, CO

Jamestown Mercantile

Jamestown, CO

Mead Street Station

Denver, CO

Marys Lake Lodge

Estes Park, CO

Left Hand Brewery

Longmont, CO

KGNU Radio Kabaret concerts

88.5 FM Boulder, CO