The Lil Smokies Release Cover of The Beatles' "Paperback Writer"

Article Contributed by United Interests | Published on Monday, December 3, 2018

The Lil Smokies just released their cover of The Beatles’ "Paperback Writer", the second cover from the SnowGhost Singles. Stream and buy here.

The SnowGhost Singles were recorded in a single day session at SnowGhost Music with engineer Brett Allen (The Avett Brothers, Kris Kristofferson).

The Lil Smokies blend excellent songwriting, bluegrass roots and the sheer raw energy of a rock band. They have built a solid fan base across the country through hard touring and high-energy performances at major festivals such as: High Sierra, Telluride Bluegrass, DelFest & FloydFest.

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When people see The Lil Smokies setting up their acoustic instruments, they’re often unprepared for the electric energy they generate. The band captures that same dynamic presence on their most recent album, Changing Shades, delivering their exceptional songwriting and bluegrass roots with the punch of a rock band.

The first incarnation of The Lil Smokies got together in Missoula, Montana, during the winter of 2009. Through the years, the band transformed and settled into the current lineup – Scott Parker on bass; Jake Simpson on fiddle; Matt Rieger on guitar; Matt Cornette on banjo and Dunnigan on dobro. Previously, the band has won the 2015 Telluride Bluegrass Band competition and took home the 2016 IBMA Momentum Band of the Year award. They’ve also wowed fans at High Sierra, Telluride Bluegrass, DelFest & FloydFest, to name a few.

Upcoming Tour Dates

12.7 - 12.11 Puerto Morelos, MEX @ Strings & Sol

12.27 - 12.28 Whitefish, MT @ Great Northern

12.29 - 12.30 Bozeman, MT @ Rialto Bozeman

12.31 Missoula, MT @ The Wilma

1.17 St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club

1.18 Evanston, IL @ S.P.A.C.E.

1.22 Toronto, ON @ The Drake Hotel

1.23 Ferndale, MI @ Otus Supply Parliament Room

1.24 Columbus, OH @ Woodlands Tavern

1.25 Washington, DC @ Union Stage

1.30 Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry at The Fillmore

1.31 Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory

2.1 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair

2.2 South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground

2.5 Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre

2.6 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle Back Room

2.7 Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle

2.8 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl

2.9 Nashville, TN @ The High Watt

2.22 - 2.24 Steamboat, CO @ WinterWonderGrass

4.11 - 4.14 Las Vegas, NV @ Bender Jamboree

5.24-5.26 Thornville, OH @ Dark Star Jubilee