Sky Smeed was born and raised outside of Chanute, Kansas in an old, one-room schoolhouse his parents bought and turned into a home in the early seventies.
The first music he ever heard came from Willie Nelson, Hank Williams, Van Morrison and Merle Haggard. Hearing this roots style of music playing on an old record player has stayed with Sky and is evident when he takes the stage to share his country tinged tunes of working hard, dogs, love, money, beer drinking and good times.
He has self-released three full length albums, and his most recent, “Mill River” was recorded with his band at Signature Sounds in Pomfret, Connecticut.
“Mill River is a rollicking bunch of songs, with Smeed stretching emotionally, compositionally and hitting every mark full stride.” Metroland
His music has been compared to Gram Parsons, and early Neil Young.
Sky books his own shows, and has played from Massachusetts to California, working his way through bars and listening rooms across America.
Smeed is currently studying recording arts and preparing to record and release his fourth album in the fall of 2011.