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Acoustic stringband and progressive Americana.
Blues and funk.
In 1956, at the age of eighteen he formed a trio. He led the band on harp, Bobby Lee Burns played guitar, and Clifton James, was the drummer. As "Little Willie" Smith he played in the Rocket Four, led by blues guitarist Arthur "Big Boy" Spires. In 1955 Smith played harmonica on Bo Diddley's recording of Willy Dixon's song "Diddy Wah Diddy".
Balkan Cabaret brings the passion and poetry of traditional ballads and favorite old standards from the cafes and cabarets of Belgrade, Sofia and Sarajevo, and other Balkan cities. Their performance spans Sevdalinka ballads from Bosnis and Hercogovina, old town Starogradski tunes from Bulgaria, and favorites of many generations from Croatia, Serbia. Featuring vocalist Mary Sherhart.
Good time rock and roll and funk by former members of the funk band Lucius Clay.
Apocalyptic Minstrel Gypsy, Balkan, Kelzmer Madness!
'BONEFEST' featuring trombonists Randy Oxford (Multi X Washington Blues Society award winner), Fred Wesley (from James Brown, The Maceo Bros.), Ed Early (from Elvin Bishop) and the vocals of Jada Amy.
The Normal Bean Band brings the spirit of the extended Deadhead family Vibe. Normal Bena's songs have a Hendrix-like vibe with "Mind blowing Guitar stunts and made up songs in the moment....Lyrical and melody ad-lib master .. Southern rock feel!..known in the Early years through out the Ozarks for his original material, with such radio hits as "Karma", "Ash Wed", "god"...