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On the Front Row with The Smittle Band

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The Smittle Band formed two years ago and features vocalist Stephanie Smittle from Cave Springs, Ark. The Smittle Band has been described as “jazzy Americana” featuring smooth vocals and a pop sensibility and is reminiscent of Smittle’s childhood Baptist church stylings.

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♪ [ MUSIC ] [ APPLAUSE ]

HELLO. [ APPLAUSE ]

HOW IS EVERYBODY? WE'RE SO HONORED TO BE HERE. WE'RE SO PREDICTIOUSLY EXCITED. WOW. WOW. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMING. WE HAVE A LOT OF OPTIONS OF HOW TO SPEND YOUR EVENINGS. SO, THANKS FOR SHARING PART OF IT WITH US. WE JUST CAME OUT OF THE RECORDING STUDIO FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS. WE'RE REALLY EXCITED TO SHARE THE NEW OPPORTUNITIES WITH YOU AND SOME OF THE HOLDER ONES AND THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. ♪ [ MUSIC ] ♪ [ MUSIC ] I WALKED IN THROUGH AN OPEN DOOR MY HEAD IN THE CLOUDS YOU'D NEVER HEARD THAT SONG BEFORE SO I SANG IT LOUD I'LL BE CAREFUL WITH YOUR HEART, IF YOU LET ME PROMISE NOT TO TEAR APART WHAT WE START LOVE CHASED YOU THROUGH THE FROZEN HOURS BUT YOU RAN TOO FAST BELLS, BELLS RING OUT IN OPEN TOWERS YOU HEAR THEM AT LAST I'LL BE CAREFUL WITH YOUR HEART, IF YOU LET ME PROMISE NOT TO TEAR APART WHAT WE START ♪ [ INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC ] SO DON'T LINGER ON THE TIME GONE BY OR THE THINGS THAT THEY SAY NOW, NOW'S YOUR CHANCE TO SAY GOODBYE TO YOUR YESTERDAY I'LL BE CAREFUL WITH YOUR HEART, IF YOU LET ME PROMISE NOT TO TEAR APART I'LL BE CAREFUL WITH YOUR HEART, IF YOU LET ME PROMISE NOT TO TEAR APART WHAT WE START [ APPLAUSE ]

THANK YOU. ♪ [ MUSIC ] I'VE NEVER BEEN HERE BEFORE BUT I KNOW IT JUST THE SAME THE WAY MY SHOES SOUND ON THE FLOOR JUST LIKE THE SOUND OF YOUR NAME I DON'T KNOW YOU VERY WELL BUT I CAN SEE IN YOUR SMILE YOU'VE GOT TALES YOU'D LIKE TO TELL I'M GONNA BE HERE FOR A WHILE YOU AND I, WE CAN GO DOWN TO THE OCEAN AND SPIN OUR STORIES INTO ALL THE GREEN AND BLU ♪ [ INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC ] YOU KNOW I ALWAYS TEND TO SEE THE VERY BEST IN 'YET TO BE' BUT THIS TIME, I THINK I'VE GOT IT DOWN COME ON AND SHOW ME ROUND THE TOWN DON'T GET ME WRONG I AIN'T TALKIN' 'BOUT FOREVER BUT HOW 'BOUT JUST THE TIME BETWEEN THE SUN AND MOON [ APPLAUSE ]

THANK YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. WE'RE GOING TO DO ONE CALL YOUR TREASURES. THIS IS A NEW ONE. ♪ [ MUSIC ] MAMA SAID AND SHE WAS RIGHT DON'T YOU STAY OUT EVERY NIGHT SPEND YOUR MONEY ON THE TOWN 'CAUSE IT'LL TEAR YOU UP WHEN YOU'RE COMIN' DOWN YOU JUST LAY UP YOUR TREASURES, LOCK 'EM AWAY SAVE YOUR PENNIES FOR A RAINY DAY DON'T YOU KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS WELL, I'VE GOT MINE AND HE'S GOT HIS BLESS THE CHILD THAT'S GOT HIS OWN 'CAUSE HE WILL REAP WHAT HE HAS SOWN HE JUST LAYS UP HIS TREASURES, LOCKS 'EM AWAY SAVES HIS PENNIES FOR A RAINY DAY THEN SOMEDAY YOU WILL FIND YOU'VE GOT YOUR MONEY, YOU'VE GOT YOUR MIND YOU'VE BEEN TRUE AND YOU'VE BEEN TRIED BUT IT'S HARD TO KEEP YOU SATISFIED DON'T LET THOSE TROPHIES ON THE WALL BE THE PRIDE BEFORE THE FALL YOU JUST LAY UP YOUR TREASURES, LOCK 'EM AWAY SAVE YOUR PENNIES FOR A RAINY DAY THEN SOMEDAY YOU WILL FIND YOU'VE GOT YOUR MONEY, YOU'VE GOT YOUR MIND. [ APPLAUSE ]

THANK YOU. ♪ [ MUSIC ] I REMEMBER BACK IN OUR YOUNGER DAYS WHEN YOU WERE YOU, AND I WAS ME I REMEMBER YOUR SMILING FACE HANDS REACHING OUT, TOUCHING ME STANDIN' IN THE SUNSHINE, RUNNIN' IN THE RAIN THESE ARE THE WAYS I WANNA REMEMBER YOU THESE ARE THE WAYS I WANNA REMEMBER YOU DO YOU REMEMBER THE NIGHT WE DROVE AWAY WE NEVER TOLD A SINGLE SOUL THEN SEPTEMBER, AND SHORTER DAYS AND ALL THE STARS WERE OURS TO HOLD STANDIN' IN THE SUNSHINE, RUNNIN' IN THE RAIN THESE ARE THE WAYS I WANNA REMEMBER YOU THESE ARE THE WAYS I WANNA REMEMBER YOU ( SINGING ) I REMEMBER BACK IN OUR YOUNGER DAYS WHEN YOU WERE YOU, AND I WAS ME I REMEMBER YOUR SMILING FACE HANDS REACHING OUT, TOUCHING ME STANDIN' IN THE SUNSHINE, RUNNIN' IN THE RAIN THESE ARE THE WAYS I WANNA REMEMBER YOU THESE ARE THE WAYS I WANNA REMEMBER YOU THESE ARE THE WAYS I WANNA REMEMBER YOU REMEMBER YOU [ APPLAUSE ]

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU. [ APPLAUSE ] ( SCREAMING ). [ APPLAUSE ]

SO, I WANT TO TELL YOU ABOUT THESE PEOPLE. THAT'S JOHN DAVIES. [ APPLAUSE ]

HE PLAYS A LITTLE OF BASE. NO. NO. -- RAY WITTENBERG ON THE DRUMS. HEY, RAY. [ APPLAUSE ]

ON THE KEYS -- IS JIM MCGEH MCGEHEE. [ APPLAUSE ]

ON THE GUITAR IS WYTHE WALK WALKER. [ APPLAUSE ]

I'M STEPHANIE SMITTLE. CALLED CUT AND RUN. ♪ [ MUSIC ] WINTER'S DONE YOU PRETTY BAD YOU'VE LOST MOST OF WHAT YOU HAD LOOK IN THE MIRROR AT YOUR EYES A FACE THAT YOU DON'T RECOGNIZE SECRETS KEEP YOU AWAKE AT NIGHT, BLACK AND BLUE YOU LOCK 'EM UP AND YOU HOLD 'EM TIGHT, NEXT TO YOU SUMMER'S NEARLY MADE IT HERE ANOTHER HEARTBREAK, ANOTHER YEAR THEY SAY IT ALWAYS COMES IN THREES BUT YOU'VE ONLY GOT YOURSELF TO PLEASE OVERCOME BY ALL THE CHANCES YOU DIDN'T TAKE CAN'T EVEN SEE THE CHOICES YOU HAVE GOT TO MAKE NOTHIN' TO DO WHEN YOU DON'T SEE THE SUN, CAUSE YOU'VE LOST THE WILL NOTHIN' TO DO BUT CUT AND RUN, FOR THE HILLS ♪ [ INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC ] WHEN THE AUTUMN COMES ALONG AND THE COLD WINDS ARE BLOWIN' STRONG NO ONE CAN LIVE THIS LIFE FOR YOU SO YOU DO WHAT YOU'VE GOTTA DO SECRETS KEEP YOU AWAKE AT NIGHT, BLACK AND BLUE YOU LOCK 'EM UP AND YOU HOLD 'EM TIGHT, NEXT TO YOU NOTHIN' TO DO WHEN YOU DON'T SEE THE SUN, CAUSE YOU'VE LOST THE WILL NOTHIN' TO DO BUT CUT AND RUN, FOR THE HILLS NOTHIN' TO DO WHEN YOU DON'T SEE THE SUN, CAUSE YOU'VE LOST THE WILL NOTHIN' TO DO BUT CUT AND RUN, FOR THE HILLS [ APPLAUSE ]

THANK YOU.

THAT WAS STEPHANIE SMITTLE, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. [ APPLAUSE ]

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