MP3 Micheal Smotherman - Conjure Man
Like having Walt Whitman, Randy Newman, Steven Foster, Mark Twain, and Ray Charles in their prime and in the same room.
10 MP3 Songs
URBAN/R&B: Rhythm & Blues, FOLK: Modern Folk
Micheal Smotherman''s songs have been recorded by the likes of Roger Miller, Glenn Campbell, Kenny Rogers, Ray Charles, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Rait, Earl Thomas Conley, The Allman Brothers, Deana Carter, Lila McCann, Trace Adkins and Brooks and Dunn.
It was upon meeting fellow songwriter, producer and former member of the group Bread, Robb Royer, that the focus style and direction was achieved for Micheal''s Conjureman recordings.
"Imagine meeting Randy Newman at his home...imagine he had never played his songs to anyone. Then suddenly you see a stack of song demos in the corner of the room, 500 of them... Smotherman is like that. I just scratched the surface of his work to produce Conjureman. I feel that these, and probably a hundred others, are ''artist-songs''...songs that you fully understand only when you hear them by the writer/performer. Micheal is that kind of an artist", says Royer.
Micheal Smotherman describes his album as "Quincy Jones meets Roger Miller at Ray Charles'' party in New Orleans kind of music."
A few of Micheal''s credit...
- Toured extensively with Roger Miller and Fleetwood Mac''s "The Zoo."
- Co-wrote with Deana Carter for her multi-platinum album, Did I Shave My Legs For This?"
- Wrote Lila McCann''s career breaker, "Down Came A Blackbird."
- Co-wrote title track for Trace Adkins double platinum debut album, "Dreaming Out Loud."
- Wrote the entire Glenn Campbell album, "Basic."
- Wrote 7 songs on the next Glenn Campbell album, "Highwayman."
- Co-wrote "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind" by Ray Charles.
- Writer of more than ten #1 songs on the Country charts.
- Wrote numerous songs for film & TV, including songs for "The Thing Called Love" and "Pink Cadillac."