Glory Days Presents!More Live Music in Gainesville & Southeast USA
Big Smo

Glory Days Presents!

Big Smo

Danny Duke, Austin Hunter, Bandit

Sat, May 19, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$17.00 - $47.00

SHOW DETAILS
• 18 or over, unless accompanied by parent/guardian.
• NO SMOKING inside the venue.
• Smoking allowed outside in the Beer Garden!
• $3 under 21 fee charged at the door
• All ticket sales are Non - Refundable unless the show is cancelled.

Big Smo
Big Smo
“This album is definitely about growth.”
So says Smo, whose growth as a force in American music cannot be denied. Having topped 50
million views on YouTube, sold more than 450,000 tracks and dominated both the country and
rap charts, the charismatic Tennessee-bred artist, outdoorsman and family man draws fans
from across all social boundaries.
How does he do it? He speaks truth. He lays down epic rhymes that challenge listeners to party
when they can, to champion the values on which they were (or should have been) raised, to
look straight into the eyes of life, to laugh and love and even get angry every once in a while if
that helps make things right.
These many sides of Smo are represented proudly on his latest album. Yes, We The People is
about growth, in creative horizons as well as in a worldview nurtured by time and trial. But it’s
also about the growth it inspires among his ever-expanding audience, who see their own stories
mirrored in his.
“I see things today in a clearer way than I ever have, as a father, as a son, as an American,”
Smo insists. “It’s about that growth for me as an individual and hoping I can influence my
listeners to grow with me.”
From working dawn to dusk on his family farm to riding border to border on his bus, from
meeting and entertaining his fans, aka “Kinfoke,” from fusing elements of raw country and hip-
hop in a makeshift studio to the private moments he shares via his “Smo On The Go” video
posts on Facebook, Smo incorporates all that has come his way into a unique and personal
sound.
A new and especially difficult turn impacted Smo’s approach to music and life in general. Last
year Smo underwent quadruple bypass surgery, an experience that can’t help but change those
who survive. “When you’re facing death and you’re given a second chance with life, you find
that you value that life much more,” he reflects. “I’ve been guilty in the past of taking the simple
things for granted. Today I stand here, clear-minded, with my eyes set on my target.”
Smo addresses harder sides of life and his experience with fans and humanity in Side B, with
songs like ‘The Message’ and ‘One’. Side B is a digital release that sets the stage for his highly
anticipated release, Side A, releasing in the beginning of 2018.
Smo gives much of the credit for bringing Side B and Side A home to his producer. “There’s a
reason why you haven’t heard a production like this on my past projects,” he says. “It’s because
of my good friend Jason Mater. Our creative process was like, as soon as I thought of an idea,
he was already playing it. I wanted to test the boundaries and really dig into the multi-genre
experience. As soon as my manager Dan Nelson and I heard what Jason was capable of, we
knew he was the guy for the job.”
Danny Duke
Austin Hunter
Austin Hunter