Not satisfied with limiting distribution of his debut album, which is also available as a physical CD, to the United States, Shorty put "The Bluesman" in streaming service marketplaces across the globe, and the international response suggests blues fans the world over had been waiting for a new, authentic blues sound that still captured the warmth of the genre's rich history.
CARRBORO, N.C. -- J Shorty "The Bluesman" Smith was in good company during a December visit to Orange County, N.C., not far from the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. https://youtu.be/8-P2I-4-2tk Smith was the Dec. 19 guest of fellow Bluesman Marc Lee on his weekly radio show "The Juke Joint" on [...]
Kinston Blues popping up everywhere these days!
J Shorty's unique Kinston Blues sound has made it to the Carrboro airwaves on the legendary WCOM-LP. STREAM WCOM FROM ANYWHERE: WCOMFM.org Fans of the Bluesman streaming The Juke Joint heard "Last Night" played on Nov. 21 & Dec. 5; plus Christmas Only Comes Once A Year Feat. Lessette played Dec. 9 on the Blues [...]
It's that time of year again. Don't miss the latest holiday hit on the airwaves, "Christmas Only Comes Once A Year," streaming on Amazon, Google, Apple & most other streaming stores.
This fan-submitted video of J Shorty Smith's opening performance at a community event in Kinston on Nov. 20 shows the Bluesman's ability to create winsome music in any venue. Thanks for this fan-submitted video of Shorty kicking off a #Kinston community event this week with a bluesy patriotic rendition of 🇺🇸 Key's classic. Check out [...]
Check out Shorty jamming with Eastern North Carolina's own Trainwreck at the Red Room in Kinston on Aug. 25 during a special benefit concert.
Digitally uploaded from the J Smith Productions video archives is a vintage KinstonTV "Voice of the People" interview followed by a special performance of J Shorty “The Bluesman” Smith's 2013 single "Last Night." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuYgyYBVr78&feature=youtu.be
From Facebook Live: J Shorty at The Atlantic Art House in Kinston's Arts & Cultural District.
Thirty-five portraits of African-American musicians and artists on storefront windows along Queen Street were installed as part of the Smart Kinston investment into downtown.