Ryan Shea Smith Releases Award-Winning Jazz Masterpiece Stay Awhile
Los Angeles, CA-September 8, 2011-Ryan Shea Smith turns the term sophomore slump in fiction with his latest release Stay Awhile. The title track, which is offered as a free download on the artist website, was a finalist winner in the Jazz Category of the John Lennon Song Writing Contest. The album stands on its own as a complete package of contemporary jazz however winning the prestigious contest also helped to create an immediate buzz about this fast rising star and the recording.
Multi-instrumentalist Smith also had some stellar accompaniment on Stay Awhile that included contributing musicians Jeff Johnson, Eric Eagle, Hans Teuber, Roger Wood, Dan Tyak, Michael Eads, Stephanie Porter, Mycle Wastman, Arturo Rodriguez, Josh Evans and Ryan’s father James Michael Smith Jr.
Besides providing thought provoking lyrics Smith and his band spread their wings and fly to show off their prowess on all instrumental tracks “Waltz for Dorothy,” “Basie Steps” and “Like That.” Stay Awhile provides a spotlight for every instrumental and lyrical standpoint throughout this strong release.
Ryan Shea Smith is hard to put in a box and tuck away in the corner and his music is easy to like. That is the kind of perception that any artist would love to have concerning their work. Stay Awhile will appeal to jazz purists and music lovers in general.
Stay Awhile can be ordered directly from the Ryan Shea Smith website, CD Baby or iTunes. Visit his website for updates, news, concert dates and media.
Contact: Ryan Shea Smith
Company: True Blue Productions LLC
Address: Los Angeles, CA