Felonius Smith Press Kit

Felonius Smith Trio performs prewar blues music at its most authentic - taking us back to a time when original bluesmen were pioneering a new musical style.

Drawing his inspiration from the songs and styles of artists like Tampa Red and Fred McDowell, Felonius Smith’s National slide and snappy finger picking guitar style transports one back some 80 years, relaxing on a river bank in southern Mississippi.

The talented and expressive Steve Sheldon plays harmonica with the group. His love of the old country blues and his experience with American roots musical styles are reflected in his melodic sense and traditional sound.

Rounding out the trio is Scott Johnson, whose warm yet percussive approach to his upright bass provides the backbone of the group’s historic Americana blues sound. When he doubles on sousaphone, it invokes the vibe of a jug band or New Orleans street band.

Felonius Smith has delighted audiences at festivals and nightspots on the Front Range for 10 years, sharing the stage with Richie Havens, Koko Taylor and David Bromberg.

Electronic Press Kit

Download complete Felonius Smith Electronic Press Kit (zipped folder, 26 MB) (contains all items below)

Performance Venues:

Fairs & Festivals:

  • Evergreen Jazz Festival, Evergreen, CO
  • Blues Under The Bridge Festival, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Taste Of Colorado, Denver, CO
  • Parker Concerts In The Park, Parker, CO
  • Douglas H. Buck Rec. Ctr., South Suburban Parks & Rec., Littleton, CO
  • Blues & Brews Festival at South Pearl Street, Denver, CO
  • Boulder Fall Festival, Boulder, CO
  • Old Town Stage, Fort Collins, CO
  • Pickin' In The Park Concert Series, Paonia, CO
  • Evergreen Lake Summer Showcase Concerts, Evergreen, CO
  • Rhythm On The River Festival, Longmont, CO
  • Boulder Creek Festival, Boulder, CO
  • Starlight Rhythms presented by Englewood Arts, Englewood, CO
  • Wheat Ridge Summer Concert Series, Wheat Ridge, CO
  • Boulder Public Library Concert Series, Boulder, CO


  • Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO
  • Swallow Hill Music, Denver, CO
  • Lincoln Center, Ft. Collins, CO
  • Copper Kettle Brewing, Denver, CO
  • Oskar Blues, Lyons & Longmont, CO
  • D-Note, Arvada, CO
  • Teller’s Taproom & Kitchen, Lakewood, CO
  • Sloan’s Bar & Grille, Edgewater, CO
  • Boulder Chophouse, Boulder, CO
  • Rock Inn Tavern, Estes Park, CO
  • Avery Brewing Company, Boulder, CO
  • Skylark Lounge, Denver, CO
  • Lucile's Creole Kitchen, Fort Collins, CO
  • Jamestown Mercantile, Jamestown, CO
  • Mead Street Station, Denver, CO
  • Marys Lake Lodge, Estes Park, CO
  • Left Hand Brewery, Longmont, CO
  • KGNU Radio Kabaret concerts, 88.5 FM Boulder, CO