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Rozino Smith

September 8th, 2005 · No Comments

Have you heard Rozino Smith? If not, pick up his latest album, Blurry Summer, and introduce yourself to his eclectic and poppy music. His songs have been voted track of the day, best male vocals, best bass, best keyboards (courtesy of Drop Trio‘s Ian Varley), among others on GarageBand.com, and his guitar-based balladry is similar to other smart singer/songwriters like Elliott Smith, Adam Duritz (Counting Crows), Dave Matthews, and Houstonian Arthur Yoria. I have had Smith’s CD for a while and it’s a mixture of styles — some middle-of-the-road alt-rock, some radio-friendly pop, and all done with a smart sense of songwriting and heartfelt lyrics.

You might remember Smith from the short-lived nineties band Brother Luck. After the band called it quits, he contemplated and wrote the songs that formed Blurry Summer. On his website, Smith says, “This album is about the last two years. It’s about friends you love, losing hope, finding life. It’s about those who go away and never come back. And about new places you never want to leave and meeting people who don’t want to go away.”

Visit Rozino Smith’s website to listen to his music and find out more information. Or visit his MySpace page. You can purchase a copy of Blurry Summer at this website or at Cactus Music and Video in Houston. The Chronicle‘s Sara Cress recently profiled Smith for the paper — you can read it here.

Smith’s next show is this Saturday night (9.10.05) at Helio’s around 9 p.m.

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