I’m not sure if there’s a band out there right now with a more unique, original sound than Shane Smith & The Saints.
From the gritty vocals and deep cutting lyrics from Shane Smith, to their perfect mix of country, folk, and rock, there’s something about their music that takes you to a different place.
That’s particularly true with their latest two singles, “Hummingbird” and “Fire in the Ocean,” along with Smith’s recent duet with Josh Abbott for an incredible rendition of Steve Earle’s “The Galway Girl.”
However, the band has been doing this for over a decade, and their music was just as good then as it is now, and it’s awesome to see everything start to come together for them and finally get the recognition they deserve.
They were even featured playing live on the first episode of Yellowstone season five.
And most recently? They’re finally getting to headline at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado on May 9th.
They shared the announcement via Instagram, with a heartfelt message to fans:
“I dreamed we’d see this day, but have lost faith many, many times..
We’re officially headlining Red Rocks on MAY 9, 2023 for the first time in our career! If you’ve ever been a fan of this band, please send this around to anyone you can and help us sell this thing out!
This has manifested from 10yrs of grinding and being away from home and I mean it when I say that our fan base has become a literal family to us.
Thank you for believing, thank you for housing us.. thank you for always being there
The talent we’re getting to bring along with us is incredible, and we also want to say a massive thank you to Charles Wesley Godwin, Molly Tuttle & Midnight River Choir for joining us”
Another big win for independent country music.
And we’re talking about Charles Wesley Godwin, Molly Tuttle, and Midnight River Choir joining them too? SHEESH.
You gotta love it.
Not to mention, there’s something borderline spiritual about playing in that Amphitheatre, with the gorgeous Colorado backdrop.
This is gonna be a must see.