G.E. Smith


About G.E. Smith

One of the busiest and most well-respected guitarists in the music business, G.E. Smith rarely works as a headliner, but as a session musician, sideman, and musical director, he's played with some of the most prestigious artists in rock and blues. Known for his versatile style and stinging leads, Smith led the house band for Saturday Night Live from 1985 to 1995, toured with Daryl Hall & John Oates and Bob Dylan (among others), and played on sessions for artists such as David Bowie, Tom Waits, and Mick Jagger. As a frontman, Smith made his debut with the lean, new-wave-inflected rock of 1981's In the World, showed off his blues and roots influences on 1998's Incense, Herbs & Oils, and collaborated with full-bodied R&B vocalist Leroy Bell on 2020's Stony Hill.

Stroudsburg, PA, United States of America
January 27, 1952

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