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7/15 - Back from the Vancouver Island Music Festival. Got to play 4 shows, see a ton of great music including Lyle Lovette, Buddy Guy, Graham Nash and Brother Sun!

7/02 - Thanks to all the wonderful folks who came out to the Rams Head On Stage. To say it was fun spending the evening jamming with these two Grammy winning artists is an understatement!

6/15 - The Wood and Stone Retreat was wonderful again this year and we loved working with these lovely folks.


1.2.2014 Good Things Come in Threes - Jan / Feb Newsletter!

11.06.2014 We'll be working on new music over the next couple of months, but we WILL be playing the AMFM Christmas Show this year on Mon 12/15 at the Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis!
As of today, 11/06, there is 1 seat available.

9.04.2014 Please take a look at our project to rescue an important
part of Maryland History and turn it into a destination for
the arts, heritage tourism and education. We hope you will be a part of it!

The Nelson Homestead / Elisha Riggin House

8.23.2014 Thanks, everyone, for coming out to enjoy some lovely evenings with us. We're always sad when the summer concert series season comes to an end. Two more summery shows left on the calendar:
Tues 8/26 at Fager's Island in Ocean City: Bryan Russo's Tuesday Night Music Club. Starts at 8:30pm.
Saturday 8/30 at The 67th National Hard Crab Derby in Crisfield, MD. If a festival has been ongoing for 67 years, you know it must be good... a bucket lister, even. 7pm followed by the East Coast's best Eagles Tribute.

WAMU Coastal Connection6.12.2014

On Friday June 13, Tune into
88.5 WAMU at 5am or 88.3 Eastern Shore at noon and 8pm to hear award winning journalist Brian Russo's audio feature. Click the logo and listen to the story in the archives.

6.07.2914 Concert on the City Dock - Crisfield, MD

Crisfield, MD with Dan Navarro, Phil Madeira, Jen Smith, Wyatt Easterling
Dan Navarro, Phil Madeira, Jen Smith and Wyatt Easterling

5.27.2014 - Busy preparing for our Songwriting Workshop Retreat coming up June 5 - 9. We'll also be presenting a free concert with Phil Madeira, Wyatt Easterling and Dan Navarro on the City Dock in Crisfield Sat 6/7 6pm. C'mon down to the Shore and join us!

4.19.2014 Naked Blue is back in the studio!

3.17.2014 'Passing Season' was one of 5 winning songs yesterday and will be included on the Baltimore Songwriters Association Spring Compilation - 'Songwriters' Serenade: The Best of the BSA'! Thanks for your votes!

2.18.2014 THANKS WAMA for voting Weightless Best Pop/Rock Album 2013!!! An honor to spend the evening in such great company with our friends at the Awards Sunday.
2013 WAMA Best Pop/Rock Album

1.30.2014 Thanks Everybody! Wow - What a wonderful crowd - we love y'all!

1.28 Soooo excited to play our 'home stage' tomorrow night @ the Rams Head On Stage.We've got John Thomakos & Mark St Pierre on Drums & Percussion, Eric Scott on Bass, Nikia Sayre on violin, keys & bgvs and a very special guest from the Left Coast, too. We're About 9 will be opening the show, fresh and shiney with a batch of new songs from their brand new release Future Pilot.

AND, thanks to the WAMA membership for 5 nominations: Weightless for Best Pop Rock Recording, Naked Blue for Best Pop Rock Duo/Group, Scott Smith for Best Pop Rock Instrumentalist, Weightless for Best Contemporary Folk Recording, and Naked Blue for Best Contemporary Folk Duo/Group!! If you ARE NOT a WAMA member, you can still vote for us in the "Fan Favorite" category by clicking here:...thanks!

Washington Area Music Awards
Sunday, February 16, 2014


01.10.2014 OHHH Cabin Fever. Spending lots of time at home eating soup and watching UFO documentaries with Allie. REALLY cannot wait to get back on stage 1.29 at Rams Head in Annapolis!

12.10.2013 Our recent co-write with Wyatt Easterling, Teach Me How to Say Goodbye, hits radio worldwide next month! Weather permitting, we are going to be shooting a live video performance of it here at the Wood and Stone Room today. Will post as soon as its in hand.

10.30.2013 Thanks to everyone who made our Southern tour SO much fun. We really appreciate your support and friendship! See you in April.

Today is the Anniversary of our Live Acoustic Album, Thursday, October 21st (2000), recorded in a barn on the MD / PA border. To celebrate it's birthday we are offering it for free download! Sign up on the mailing list above and we will send you an email with a link to your free download.

10.15.2013 Summer was a whirlwind..What?? It's October already? Here's the Oct Newsletter

07.26.2013 Thanks Washington Post!
Naked Blue featured in the Washington Post

07.05.2013 Thanks for the review Elmore Magazine!!!Elmore Magazine July/August 2013 Review

Check out our 6/21 interview broadcast on
Naked Blue Interview on NPR


6.25.2013 Weightless is finally here! We can't wait for you to hear it!
Tomorrow night we're celebrating at Jammin Java in Vienna, VA with the full band - we recommend you grab your tickets now! Friday there's another party at the 8 x 10 with an even LARGER band 8pm. Chris Jacobs band hits the stage at 11pm so we are planning on a late night! Woop woop!

6.12.2013 Our first Wood and Stone Songwriting Retreat was a major success. Several songs were written, many songs started. We saw lovely people find their voice and their power. Lots of laughter and a few tears - LOTS of great work getting done. Thanks Wyatt Easterling, Freebo & Todd Wright for bringing SO MUCH talent to the table, and thanks to our attendees for bringing their music, their open hearts and keen minds!

6.02.2013 The West Coast tour was really lovely - got to spend quality time with many friends, old and new, play music, eat avocados & oranges & drink good wine. PLEASE have us back!! Our official CD Release Date is June 25th. Look on our music page then for where you can download the album or purchase a hard copy.



4.27.2013 Thanks so much to all the folks that made us feel so welcome on our swing through GA, AL & TN. There really is something to the rumors of Southern Hospitality. Making plans now for at least one return trip in 2013.

April Newsletter - Click to View

4.02.2013 We are so pleased with the new record. It has surprised and delighted us with the direction it has taken. The past few years have been full of extremes for us; unbearably heartbreaking loss, brilliant strokes of luck, laughter and tears with our friends and fellow musicians. Our strongest anchor has been our single minded goal to write and record a great batch of songs. Listening through the final masters last week, we heard how our pain & joy distilled themselves throughout these songs in a really lovely way... who knew? We are so looking forward to sharing this with you soon - and hope it will make you smile and cry...all at the same time.

We are enjoying working with long time friend Mike Leshay at Play Records. So great to not be "Indie AND alone" this year.

Naked Blue 2013 Release Weightless

3.11.2013 The new record goes to mastering this week. We are trying to book a couple more dates for our Southern swing in April - looking for somewhere to play on Thurs 18 or Fri 19th in a 3 hour radius of Chattanooga. Also looking for a gig in a 3 hour radius of Los Angeles on May 25th. Give us a shout if you have any ideas. A house concert would be great!

2.23.2013 Thanks WAMA for awarding 'One Hit' Video of the Year!!

2.10.2013 February Newsletter is here:

1.30.2013 Happy New Year! We are honored to have been nominated for Best Contemporary Folk Duo/Group and Video of the Year!

12.28.2012 Scott & I wrapped up tracking a brand new song today. Oh, it's a good one! We are now making plans for an April album release.

10.23.2012 Jason Siemer directed this beautiful video for our new song 'One Hit', hit the 'Full Screen' button and enjoy! And share it with a friend. Thanks to the lovely Juliette, Wayne Jubb & Jason!!!

10.16.2012 Just wrapped up final edits on our new music video 'One Hit' directed by the brilliant Jason Siemer. You'll be able to see it next Tuesday if you check in on our Facebook page.

9.25.2012 hmm...what is new? Been writing music, working in the studio with We're About 9 and did some cello tracks for Arlon Bennet's upcoming CD last month. Doing my first co-write via Skype with Wyatt Easterling down in Nashville. Just discovered we have twitter followers. I don't know exactly what to do with that. AND signed two publishing deals this month. Woohoo!

6.10.2012 We've just posted a brand new song, One Hit, at the WSR

5.30.2012 Just discovered we have a Twitter account. Going to figure out what to do about that... in the meantime, I guess, why don't you click on the icon over there to the left? :)

4.14.2012 Wrapping up another new song this week. In the meantime, you new music from naked bluecan get a peek into our process by visiting our new (home made) video mini -series: How We Make A Pop Song.  

4.01.2012 We've released a new song this month; a collaboration with the fabulous ellen cherry called 'Passing Season'. Check it out here!

2.14.2012 Happy Valentine's Day! No big news, just hanging around and working up some REALLY COOL new songs. Tix on sale now for our band show at Night Cat in Easton on March 23.

11.01. Wow. Thanks to everyone for an amazing Anniversary celebration!

10.29.2011 On Saturday, October 29th, we are putting on an extravagaza at the Rams Head Stage in Annapolis to celebrate Naked Blue's 20th Anniversary. BUY TICKETS HERE! It's a matinee and it's all ages so that everyone can be there! Joining us on stage:
Andy & Denise

ellen cherry
Glenn Workman
Nick Bertling
Pat Klink
Patty Reese
& Dave Chappell
Rob Belanger
The Sidleys
Suzanne Mallow
Todd Wright
Tony Denikos
Jay Swanson
Jay Turner
John Coale
John Thomakos
Mark St Pierre &
Mike Davis.

Holy Cow!

8.11.2011 This month we are headed to Alaska to teach at the Acoustic Alaksa Guitar Camp with Steve Kaufman, Chris Proctor and more! Guaranteed that we will return home with more chops than when we left after spending a week in this great company.

6.27.2011 We had a great time down South, jamming on the back porch with Jennifer Daniels & Jeff Neal, in the round at the Awendaw Barn Jam with our long lost friend Travis Allison, playing to a full house of wonderful & crazy Birminghamers at Small Stages and meeting some really super folks at (I love this..) The Kannapolis Waste Management Summer Concert Series. Thanks to all who fed and housed us so lovingly!

Friday, May 20 at the Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center in Takoma Park/Silver Spring, MD.
Show starts at 8pm.
In the Round with Naked Blue, ellen cherry and Todd Wright. This show will be recorded for a live CD and an episode on Goose Creek TV!

4.08 New song! - Little Coins
Also doing some writing with Tom Boynton & with Lori Kelly this week.
And for studio geeks, Scott's got a new article up here. Don't forget, if you didn't re-sign up on our mailing list last month then you are no longer on the list! Take a second to sign up now.

3.16 Rehearsing for the Byrds Tribute shows... finishing up 'Little Coins' in the studio... working on a co-write w/Dave Glaser... booking summer shows & planting peas, spinach and collards.

Monday 3.14 12 Voices Series at
Cafe 49 West Annapolis, MD
7:30pm $12

2.23.2011 Mailing List Cleanup Alert! Before the end of March, we'll be sending a free mp3 of our new song 'Little Coins' to everyone that signs up on our mailing list between now and March 15th. Even if you are on the list already, we are asking everyone to renew their subscription. Thanks!

1.31.2011 January was dedicated to major renewal & upgrade in the Smith house - for the music lovers; several new songs in the works including a collaboration with ellen cherry and another with Bill Gordon. For the geeks; ProTools 9, Adobe CS5 and collectively enough processing speed, RAM & hard drive capacity to keep us in business for another decade.

1.24.2011 Working on a Southern tour for June. If you have a suggestion for a venue or would like to host a house concert, give us a shout.

1.25.2011 We're excited to be a part of a fantastic line up at Wolf Trap and Rams Head Stage for the Byrds Tribute put on by the fabulous folks at Band House Gigs. DETAILS

1.15.2011 We've been invited to teach again at the Acoustic Alaska Guitar Camp in Wasilla, AK. The dates this year are August 29 - September 3. Check out their website for more info and to reserve your place!