// Bio //
Shane Smith is a Nashville, TN based musician, songwriter and recording engineer. He tours nationally as lead guitarist with Kasey Tyndall, a Nashville based recording artist signed by Sony ATV.
Known for his energetic stage presence and guitar style that melds a variety of rock, blues, soul and country influences, Smith also has played electric guitar and bass and sung backing vocals with the Pseudo Cowboys, a top rock band in central North Carolina that has played at large venues such as PNC Arena and the Lincoln Theatre.
Smith developed his musical roots at an early age through his father’s Creedence Clearwater Revival, Jackson Browne, Beatles and Rolling Stones records that played like a soundtrack in their Raleigh home. “My father had a huge impact on me growing up,” Smith recalls. “Although he was more of a Stones guy, I tend to be more of a Beatles man myself.”
Smith decided to pick up the guitar upon entering high school. “Weezer, Tom Petty, Stone Temple Pilots, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Led Zeppelin were bands I was really into then, and I was spending as much time as I could trying to learn how to play their songs,” he remembers.
Without taking lessons, Smith began playing in bands in college at N.C. State. He helped start Cougar Magnum, which eventually morphed into the Windsor Oaks Band. Over a couple of years, the two bands toured the East Coast twice, played hundreds of shows and released four albums.
With Windsor Oaks Band on hiatus, Smith continued to hone his craft, picking up bass guitar. “I was making records at home, and since we didn’t have a consistent bass player, I just decided to take a shot at it and lay down the bass parts myself. It worked out, and I freaking love playing bass!” says Smith.
In addition to his work with Tyndall and with the Pseudo Cowboys, Smith since 2015 also has been gigging regularly as a solo acoustic act (with the occasional duo or trio) in central North Carolina and now middle Tennessee.