A folk singer-songwriter and musician from Fort Worth, TX. Coming of age in the underground punk scene, Cameron grew up writing and touring the country with bands making heavier music before maturing into his own voice and sound. Smith’s songs weave stories of outsiders, love, legacy, growth and loss into a poetic and subtle blend of country tinged folk and rock that reveres experimentation as much as it honors and embraces tradition.
His music shares as much influence from songwriters like Fred Neil , Townes Van Zandt and Roger Miller (the latter two also born in Fort Worth) as it does from indie artists such as Smog , Silver Jews and Magnolia Electric Co.
“Through love and pain, Shine encapsulates a special and sacred moment in time.
…After a decade of leading rock bands, Smith’s solo career is just starting to blossom. The boundless nature of his creativity will surely produce uniquely thoughtful perspectives, entangled in captivating musical phrases. . .
The lyrics of the album cast healing into the ether, as Smith draws upon his own memories that are universal to the human experience.”
- KXT 91.7FM https://kxt.org/2022/07/darkness-turns-to-light-through-cameron-smiths-shine-album-in-memory-of-artist-jeremy-joel/