2nd Street Stage – Everett Smithson Band

August 01, 2024

August 1 – 2nd Street Stage 6-8 p.m.

Cajun / Zydeco / Blues

Everett Smithson Band was formed in 2005 and included Everett Smithson on harp and vocals, Phil Schmid on guitar, Jeremy Johnson on drums and Bill Black on stand up bass. The sidemen had played together for a long time and had toured with Big George Jackson, Gary Primich, RJ Mischo, Kim Wilson, Bo Diddley, the Senders and many others. They could lay down some tasteful grooves and their red hot instrumentals were always a crowd pleaser. In 2006, Everett’s wife, Kathy, hopped on board with her accordion and added a creole sound while mixing it up with tunes by Wanda Jackson, Lavern Baker, Memphis Minnie and others. In 2018, Milwaukee native Victor Span added his talents on drums and Jeremy Johnson added his guitar skills to bring the band where they are today! Everett, Phil and Kathleen have added many originals to the set list over the years, which can be heard on any of their five CDs, including 2018’s “Tall Tales.” Major sponsors are R.D. Offutt Farms, TruStar Federal Credit Union and Monika’s Quilt and Yarn Shop. Enbridge is support sponsor. Band sponsor August 1 is De La Hunt Media. Arrive at 5 for the social hour, sponsored by the Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber, and remember to bring your own chair.