Shred guitarist and cat-lover Mrs. Smith delivers a heavy metal ode to public television personality Bob Ross and happy little trees everywhere.
Guest solo by Randy Willcox
Video concept by Mrs. Smith
Directed and edited by Drew Kaufman
Cinematography by Peter Pavlakis & Rob Menzer
Art Direction and Color Correction by Jess Lane
Motion Graphics by Drew Kaufman and Doug Karr
Additional Costuming by Lucie Reynolds
Produced by Mrs. Smith, Drew Kaufman, Karen Young, Jess Lane, Juliann Rubijono, Paul Amorese, and Urania Mylonas
"Introducing Mrs. Smith" EP available here:
Telethon Phone Bank: Annie Golden, Raul Argudin, Jimmie Stallings, April Harrison, Skylar Stultz, William Dobbins IV
Telethon Hosts: Brett Davis & Sally Burtnick
The Rage: Paul Amorese (drums), Randy Willcox (guitar), Ricardo Rodriguez (bass)
Club Gowers: Nick Townsend, Dana Lynn, Gavin Townsend, Eric Corpus, Richard Perkins, Peter Angelo, Pat Ariola, Jess Rionero, Jess Dye, Anthony Pastel, Kenneth Neilson, Todd Aslup, Juli Rubijono, Peggy McGarry, Greg Recchia, Alicia and Joe Mazzola, David Drake, Ross Lewis, Rob Copeland, Kevin Pohore, Lyria Haskaj, Hernan Villasmil, Wendy Ip, Dean Broder, Lisa Mazzella, Mary Leas, Daniel Sajdak, Tegan Georges, Brian Park, Thomas Crockett, Michael Paul, Nelson Guerrero, Jim Dyer, Phil Fryberger, Roberto Gil, Margaret Burke, Steven C, Mimi Mateus, James Cathcart, Zoë Bunyard, Flávio Cescato, Sari Zeidler, Paul Valentin, Luis Locarno, Margaret Burke, Mary Hickey, Andie Aronow and Caitlin Montclare
(If you were in the video and we missed your name please email us and we'll add it: firstname.lastname@example.org)
And introducing Sam Nulman as "The Happy Little Waterfall."
Special thanks to: IndieGoGo Campaign Donors, The Cutting Room, Park Street Co Op Church, Vital Joint. Root Studios, Lucie Reynolds, Ethan Fixel, Kerrang!, Ibanez Guitars, DiMario pickups, Mezzabarba Custom Amplification, and Chapman Guitars.
"The Bob Ross Technique" written and performed by Mrs. Smith
© 2018 Inner Life Music (BMI)
Produced by Mrs. Smith & Brian Aloisio
Mixed by Greg Recchia
Guest solo by Randy Willcox
Bass by Ricardo Rodriguez
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Noted philanthropist, tone poet, and world's most unlikely guitar hero, Mrs. Smith has captured the public imagination with her unbridled creative expression in the face of a life filled with grief and rage. With an improbable life-tale that includes a lonesome childhood of privilege, 14 marriages, and show biz stardom and obscurity, Mrs. Smith is a 20th Century creature who has burst through to the internet age to become a sensation.
Mrs. Smith is the reigning queen of the “Shred for Your Life” contest held at Webster Hall and was a featured performer at the Guitar Gods Festival in Miami opening up for guitar legends Yngwie Malmsteen and Steve Vai. A video of her shredding on the streets of the East Village was shared by Guitar World Magazine and garnered 1.2 million views. Her unique blend of musical performance comedy has been featured on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, PBS Television as well as Joe’s Pub, American Repertory Theater and Berkeley Repertory Theater. She has also been seen at 54 Below, First Avenue, Webster Hall, Ars Nova, The Laurie Beechman Theater, Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, The Bell House, Union Hall, and the legendary Bushwig Festival, among many others.
Mrs. Smith's work has been described by critics as "Off its meds!" (The Boston Globe), "Oddly poignant" (NY Times), "Purrfect!" (NY Post), and "The true face of metal!" (Unicorn Booty).
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