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Bryan “Big Woody” Smith - Upright and Electric Bass

Bryan Smith

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Bryan “Big Woody” Smith's bass sound first gained international exposure in the mid-Seventies when he recorded and toured in the U.S. and Canada as a member of The Star Spangled Washboard Band. He worked with Bob Newscaster in the Tennessee Rockets, appearing on the Ripsaw classics, “Bad Boy” and “Hot Rod Man” with Tex Rubinowitz as well as “Shakin' That Rockabilly Fever” with Billy Hancock.

From 1980 through 1990, Bryan enlisted in the U.S. Navy, performing with the U.S. Navy Band, Country Current, featuring some of the best country and bluegrass musicians in the world.

Bryan became Dagmar and The Seductones upright and electric bass player in 2002 and is featured on their debut CD, LITTLE BITTA LOVE, released in 2004 and on COME BACK TO ME, released in 2007. His masterful work on acoustic bass can be heard on their song, “That Doghouse Double Bass.”

Bryan has performed with many bands in the D.C. Metro area playing country, blues, R&B and rockabilly.

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