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 HOLLAND K SMITH





"I would choose HOLLAND K. SMITH, who in every show he played showed an overflowing energy and an amazing stage presence with impressive versions of “Keep On Knockin'”, “Take me to the River”, “Evil”, “Stagger Lee” or the famous song he wrote for George Thorogood “Rock Party” " 
-Roser Blues/ European Blues Union, Barcelona Spain (On The Hondarribia Blues Festival Performances, July 2014)






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"Smith has what it takes from axe chops, Paul Rodgers pipes, fine writing and a tight band"- Long Island Blues Society



"Restrained but at the same time, powerful, elegant and remarkable guitar technique...Excellent cd..GREAT!"
- Vicente P. Zumel, La Hora Del Blues, Barcelona, Spain


2013 CD OF THE YEAR
- Aujourd'hui le Blues, CKIA FM 88.3 Quebec City, Canada



"Get ready, the gritty, beautiful COBALT should put Smith's name on the lips of anyone who takes American music seriously" - Tom Hyslop, Blues Revue (USA)



"His style falls somewhere between Sam Cooke and Lloyd Price...with a cool, understated urgency.."- Mark Uricheck, Living Blues (USA)



"The indisputable value of this album is it's diversity..absolutely impressive!"- Mladen Loncar, Sound Guardian (CRO)



" Succulent guitar playing..a guitarist of great style..robust and delicate at the same time." - Joel Bizon, Wasser Prawda Magazine (GER)




"Versatile guitar work..distinctive songwriting and seasoned vocals..COBALT is an excellent release.." - Graham Clarke, BluesBytes Online (AUS)



"The CD has been in my player for two days. Loving the vocals, songs and production!" - Roxy Perry, KCOR.com (USA)



"Absolutely love the CD. Songwriting is superb.." - Richard Carr, CKIA 99.3FM (CAN)



"This is one of the best sounding albums I've heard in a long time.." - Geoff Pegler, BluesBeat Radio.com (AUS)





2015 Performance Schedule


Katie's Bar
315 Grand Avenue
Bacliff, TX


Friday, June 5 9:30PM


The Big Easy
5731 Kirby Drive
Houston TX


Saturday, June 6  9:30PM


Crow's Southwest Cantina
2408 Strand
Galveston, TX


Sunday, June 7  2-6PM


Mambo's Cantina
1010 Houston St
Fort Worth TX


Friday, June 12  9:30PM


Balcony Club 
1825 Abrams Rd. Ste B
Dallas Texas


Saturday, June 13  9:30PM


Stumpy's Blues Bar
2811 W. Divison
Arlington, TX


Friday, June 19  9:30PM


Fred's Texas Cafe
915 Currie Street
Fort Worth Texas


Saturday, June 20  8:00PM


Red Rock Beach Bar & Grill
111 Fort Velasco Dr
Surfside, Texas



Friday, June 26  9:00PM


Augie's Sunset Cafe
6172 Park Rd
Fort Worth TX


Saturday, June 27  8:00PM


Babb Bros BBQ
3015 Guiden Ln
Dallas TX


Friday, July 3  7-11:00PM


Red Rock Beach Bar & Grill
111 Fort Velasco Dr
Surfside, Texas

Saturday, July 4  9:00PM


Wildcatter's Saloon
26913 Katy Freeway
Katy, Texas


Sunday, July 5  3-7PM


Katie's Bar
315 Grand Avenue
Bacliff, TX


Thursday, July 9  9:30PM


Crow's Southwest Cantina
2408 Strand
Galveston, TX


Friday, July 10  9:00PM


Shakepeare Pub
14129 Memorial Drive
Houston TX


Saturday, July 11  9:30PM


Crow's Southwest Cantina
2408 Strand
Galveston, TX


Sunday, July 12   2:00PM


Birraporetti's
500 Louisianna St
Houston Texas


Monday, July 13  7:00PM


Buffalo Joe's
3338 NE Loop 286
Paris, Texas


Friday, July 17  7:00PM


Keys Lounge

5677 Westcreek
Fort Worth TX


Saturday, July 18  9:30PM


Ramsey's Roadhouse & Pub

505 N 4th Street
Wills Point TX


Sunday, July 19  3:00PM


The Elbow Room
1507 E Pawnee
Wichita, KS


Thursday, July 23  11:30PM


BB's Lawnside BBQ
1205 E 85th
Kansas City MO


Friday, July 24  


EJ Karz
4275 W. Grand Ridge
Verona, Illinois


Saturday, July 25  3:00PM


Merchant St Music Festival
199 S East Avenue
Kankakee, Illiinois


Saturday, July 25  9:25-10:25PM


Schmitty's Bar & Grill
102 N Main
Smithton, Illinois


Sunday, July 26  4:00PM


The Alamo
115 N Fifth
Springfield, Illinois


Monday, July 27  8:00PM


Redneck's Drafthouse
2215 N Midland Dr
Midland TX


Friday, July 31 9:30PM


Mambo's Cantina
1010 Houston St
Fort Worth TX


Saturday, August 1  9:30PM


Keys Lounge
(with Bobby Counts)

5677 Westcreek
Fort Worth TX


Thursday, August 6  9:00PM


Johnny's Ole House Tavern
(with Steve Meeks & Dave Mullenburg)

9905 Camp Bowie West
Fort Worth Texas





Sunday, August 8  4:00PM


Robert Johnson Blues Review
(with Steven Johnson)
Encore Park/508 Amphitheater
508 Park Avenue
Dallas Texas





Saturday, August 15  8:00PM
(Advance tickets available
through PreKindle)



Private Function
Fort Worth TX



Thursday, August 27  7:30PM


Lonestar Roadhouse CANCELLED
11277 E Northwest Highway # 124
Dallas Texas


Friday, August 28  8:00PM


Birraporetti's (with Big Al Bettis)
500 Louisianna St
Houston Texas



Monday, August 31  7:00PM



The Big Easy
5731 Kirby Drive
Houston, TX


Saturday, September 5  9:30PM


Wildcatter's Saloon
26913 Katy Freeway
Katy, Texas



Sunday, September 6  3-7PM


Fred's Texas Cafe
915 Currie Street
Fort Worth Texas

Friday, September 11  8:00PM


Babb Bros BBQ
3015 Guiden Ln
Dallas TX


Saturday, September 12  7:00PM


Stumpy's Blues Bar
2811 W. Divison
Arlington, TX


Friday, September 18  9:30PM


Balcony Club 
1825 Abrams Rd. Ste B
Dallas Texas


Saturday, September 19  9:30PM


Johnny's Ole House Tavern

(with Steve Meeks & Dave Mullenburg)

9905 Camp Bowie West
Fort Worth Texas



Sunday, September 20  4:00PM


Padre's Marfa
209 W El Paso
Marfa Texas



Friday, September 25  9:30PM


Lazy Lizard Grill
12480 North Highway 14
Sandia Park, NM


Saturday, September 26  7:00PM


El Farol Restaurant
808 Canyon Road
Santa Fe, NM


Monday, September 28  8:00PM


Molly's Bar
546 State Highway 333
Tijeras, NM



Tuesday, September 29  6PM


Big Mama's Rib Shack
1453 N Lake Avenue
Pasadena, CA


Saturday, October 3  8:30PM


Malarkey's Grill
168 N Marina Drive
Long Beach, CA


Sunday, October 4  4:00PM


Maui Sugar Mill Saloon
18389 Ventura Blvd
Tarzana, CA


Monday, October 5  8:00PM


Monterey Court 

505 W Miracle Mile
Tucson, AZ


Friday, October 9  7:00PM


Howie's
4506 Montana
El Paso Texas


Saturday, October 10  9:00PM


Buffalo Joe's
3338 NE Loop 286
Paris, Texas



Friday, October 16  7:00PM



On The Rocks
2009 North Park Road
Canyon Lake, Texas


Saturday, October 17  8:30PM


Keys Lounge

5677 Westcreek
Fort Worth TX



Friday, October 23  9:30PM




Private Function
Burleson Texas


Saturday, October 24  7PM


Redneck's Drafthouse
2215 N Midland Dr
Midland TX



Friday, October 30  9:30PM


Katie's Bar
315 Grand Avenue
Bacliff, TX



Saturday, October 31  9:30PM


Crow's Southwest Cantina
2408 Strand
Galveston, TX



Sunday, November 1  4:00PM


Birraporetti's
500 Louisianna St
Houston, Texas



Monday, November 2  7:00PM


Red's Roadhouse
1170 E Kennedale Pkwy
Kennedale TX


Friday, November 6  8:00PM


Driftwood Lounge
1204 E MacArthur
Wichita Kansas




Friday, November 13  9:00PM


Babb Bros BBQ
3015 Guiden Ln
Dallas TX



Friday, December 14  7:00PM


Fred's Texas Cafe
915 Currie Street
Fort Worth Texas





Friday, December 18  8:00PM


Balcony Club 
1825 Abrams Rd. Ste B
Dallas Texas



Saturday, December 19  9:30PM


Stumpy's Blues Bar
2811 W. Divison
Arlington, TX


Saturday, December 26  9:30PM


Fred's Texas Cafe
915 Currie Street
Fort Worth Texas



Friday, February 5 (2016)  8:00PM




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