Ian Smith

The newest addition to the Stockfisch Records stable is an old hand in the business:

Ian Smith - an excellent guitarist, singer and songwriter with Scottish roots from the “Keadue Strand” in Donegal/Ireland, as mentioned in the song of the same name.

Ian Smith

- a Singer/Songwriter from Irland, Ct. Donegal und a storyteller par excellence.

"Last Call"

He’s been in the business - and on the road - for over 30 years, and the new album “Last Call” marks his first production for the Northeim sound-specialists as a Super-Audio CD. Already the wonderful opener "When It Snows in New York City” envelops the listener in folky sounds, which cannot - and in no way try to - deny the influence of James Taylor and Joni Mitchell, and which equally in no way need to shy the comparison.

As well as the celebrated 2005 Grammy-winning American musician Tim O’Brien, who as Ian Smith’s personal “special guest” contributed backing vocals, mandolin and guitar tracks, we also experience the supportive musicianship of a range of superb musician colleagues such as Beo Brockhausen (various wind instruments), Hans-Jörg Maucksch (bass), Jens Kommnick (who played his guitar parts live with Ian Smith in the studio) and Manfred Leuchter (accordion), who have once again lifted the already beautiful song material to a yet higher level.

Whether he sings about street kids in South America (Pablo’s Eyes), or tells a dramatic tale about the American gold rush (Lady Overlander) or contemplates the problems of the world over a cup of coffee (Arabica Blues), Ian Smith is a storyteller par excellence and as such fits wonderfully into the meticulously chosen musicians portfolio of Stockfisch Records.

Super-Audio-CD Hybrid: SACD Stereo + CD-Layer
SFR 357.4094.2  •  total time 50:37

Also available on Vinyl - 33rpm.

SFR 357.8094.1  •  total time 44:07  •  180g-Pressing


performing on "Last Call":

Ian Smith  -  vocals, guitar  /  Jens Kommnick  -  guitar, bouzouki, Aria octave-bass guitar  /  Ian Melrose  -  Manzanita Weissenborn guitar  /  Lea Morris  -  background vocals  /  Manfred Leuchter  -  accordion  /  Wolfgang Roggenkamp  -  hammond B3  /  Lucile Chaubard  -  violoncello  /  Justin Ciuche  -  violin  /  Viorel Bindila  -  oboe  /  Heinz Lichius  -  drums  /  Hans-Jörg Maucksch  -  fretless bass, upright bass  /  Beo Brockhausen  -  soprano sax, jew's harp, hulusi, udu  /  SPECIAL GUEST: Tim O'Brien  -  mandolin, guitar, backing vocals