Aug. 11: Smokey & the Mirror

7:30 pm (Doors at 7 pm)
1520 12th St NW 
(between Rhode Island Ave. & Q St)

Smokey & The Mirror is husband+wife duo Bryan and Bernice Hembree (Fayetteville, Arkansas). The Hembrees spent 7 years touring nationally as members of  folk/bluegrass trio 3 Penny Acre. Building on the critical success of 3 Penny Acre, Bryan and Bernice leaned back towards their early rock&roll, country, and R&B influences to create Smokey & The Mirror.   

Smokey & The Mirror recorded a live album  with long-time collaborator Daniel Walker (keys) in November of 2013.  The live album, released by Goose Creek Records, was recorded over three nights in three venues (Mucky Duck-Houston, Cactus Cafe-Austin, and The Blue Door-Oklahoma City).   In June 2014 they took the same spontaneous approach  into the studio. The Hembrees assembled a band  (including Daniel Walker on keys, Terry Ware on guitar, Nooch Carnuccio on drums, and Travis Linville on lap steel) and entered Breathing Rhythm Studios in Norman, Oklahoma for a 3 day session.  The result is the new album "Thin Black Line".   The album was tracked live to 2" reel-to-reel tape. 

Smokey & The Mirror tours constantly as a duo, and often with a full band (Ryan Pickop on drums and Terry Ware on guitar).