Shane Smith and the Saints @ The Tap


By Amanda Boles

On February 4, Shane Smith and the Saints will be stopping at The Tap in College Station on their southern tour.

The eclectic sound of Shane Smith and the Saints is hard to pin down. Hints of folk, country, and Americana can be heard in their harmonic sound. But this group is more than catchy beats; the poetic integrity is apparent in the depth and weight of their lyrics that appeal to a wide audience. Smith finds lyrical inspiration in everything, and at any time. His lyrical style is notorious for writing down prose on napkins, parking tickets, or whatever is in reach.

As a teenager, Shane Smith began a career as a songwriter that would later lay the foundation of his entire musical journey. Inspired by artists Hayes Carll, Adam Carroll, and Ray Wylie Hubbard, Smith taught himself guitar and brought his lyrics to life.

As his music career progressed, Smith sought after talented artists in Austin to form his backing group, The Saints. As college students at St. Edwards University, balancing a music group and school was not an easy task. Each member held down part-time jobs throughout college and proved their dedication through hard work and a passion for music.

The live performances of Shane Smith and the Saints is not to be missed. Each performance is packed with high energy that is impossible to not clap along with. Shane’s smoky voice is complemented by his backing band, The Saints, with instruments that are reminiscent of the classic Americana folk genre.

Word travels fast. As their fan base grew, Shane Smith and the Saints have performed sold-out shows in cities across Texas as well as featured spots in festival. It’s only up from here for this group. Don’t miss out on the beginnings of what could be the next big Texas band, and stop by this upcoming show as they support their new album, Geronimo.

Tickets prices are TBA and available online at for the show on February 4 at The Tap.


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