Nashville Americana duo Smooth Hound Smith have released their new video for "Little Rock n Roll Clubs," a song dedicated to the beloved independent music venues that are struggling to survive during this global pandemic. The video for the husband and wife duo's latest single premiered Wednesday (Aug. 26) at Wide Open Country, who called it an "ode to clubs, from neon-lit dives to historic live music joints, that are the heart of so many cities and towns."
The music video was filmed at Nashville's own venues, Dee's Country Cocktail Lounge and Exit/In, and features cameos from Aaron Lee Tasjan, Andrew Leahey, Alanna Royale, Devon Gilfillian, Wells Adams, The Winnie Blues, Front Country, Kyshona Armstrong, Leah Blevins, The Rally Club, The Cerny Brothers and Guthrie Brown.
The song, penned by members Zack and Caitlin Doyle-Smith, was written in support of the ongoing #SaveOurStages movement. The campaign, spearheaded by the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) and National Independent Talent Organization (NITO), hopes to bring federal aid to help club and venue owners keep their businesses open while closed as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Over 450 independent venues across the United States have banded together to rally for the passing of the Save Our Stages Act, which you can learn more about here.
"Little Rock n Roll Clubs" will be available to stream or download everywhere you listen to music beginning today, Aug. 28. The track follows the release of Smooth Hound Smith's 2019 LP Dog in a Manger, which earned critical praise from NPR Music, Rolling Stone Country, Parade Magazine and many more.