Just in time for the holiday season, singer/songwriter LaTresa Smith has released a new video for “Bright Star.” She is joined by a couple of very specials guests on this sweet duet. Billy Droze, whose last album rendered an unprecedented five #1 songs, joins LaTresa on vocals. Highly sought-after session player and artist Pat Flynn (New Grass Revival) lends his brilliant guitar work.
“Bright Star” is from her 2019 album, The Blood and the River and was released by her company, BoonDog Records. The Blood and the River grew out of a strong desire to share her deep Gospel roots and features some very special guests, like Roland White, Ronnie McCoury, Tim O’Brien and Dale Ann Bradley.
LaTresa grew up in Mississippi in a spiritually and musically strong family. Taking her Southern Gospel, bluegrass, country and delta blues influences, she has created a fresh, rootsy acoustic sound. Her songs have a traditional flair with delightfully progressive arrangements. Her first album Free Spirit met high praise from both bluegrass and Americana/folk reviewers. She has been featured on both regional and national radio and television, including Fox Sports Network. One of her Gospel tunes “Can You Give Me A Drink?” was released on The Blind Boys Of Alabama’s Take The High Road album featuring Vince Gill. A newer CD Love, Babies, Jesus and Sweet Potato Pie showcases ten of her original bluegrass tunes and features her band The Signal.
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