•Big News: Lavay Smith’s New Album “Miss Smith To You!” is now available in stores and at our shows!

Lavay’s new album, “Miss Smith To You!” features 12 tracks, including 3 original tunes. You can order it at and other online retailers, or buy it in person at one of our CD release parties this fall.


•Lavay Smith On The “Chasing The Moon” Podcast

Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers are the featured guests on the wonderful Chasing The Moon video podcast this month.

We hope you enjoy the video of our live-in-the-studio performance of three original tunes: “Daddy” and “With My Man” from our new album “Miss Smith To You”, and the title track from our last album, “Everybody’s Talkin’ ‘Bout Miss Thing!” There’s also a fun interview with Lavay and Chris at the end of the segment.


•Lavay Smith On The House Of Blues Radio Hour

Lavay was the featured guest on the House Of Blues Radio Hour with Dan Ackroyd, aka Elwood Blues on the weekend of December 12 & 13th!

You can still catch the show by clicking on this link:, and then clicking on “The Streaming Radio” link. In addition to the broadcast, there’s more great blues stuff at


•Sunday, December 20 The Warfield (All Ages)

Just Added! Lavay Smith With The Brian Setzer Orchestra!

982 Market Street, San Francisco, CA

Showtime 8pm

Join Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers as they open up the 7th Annual “Christmas Rocks Extravaganza” with the Brian Setzer Orchestra! This is an all-ages show at the magnificent Warfield Theater.


•Lavay & Chris Appear On “Hey Mr. Jesse” Podcast

Jesse Miner & Manu Smith produce a fantastic monthly podcast full of great music and interviews. Click here to listen to Episode #46 (October, 2009) of “Hey Mr. Jesse” which features an interview with Lavay and Chris, several cuts from our new album “Miss Smith To You!” and lots more fun stuff.  The current episode features Jesse’s favorite picks from 2009, and he includes “I’m Not Evil” from our new album in his list.  We highly recommend subscribing the this great podcast, and checking out their archives. Past interviews include Ernestine Anderson, Frank Foster, David Berger, Dawn Hampton, Linda Hopkins and Barbara Morrison!


•The New Bill Ortiz Album Is Now Available!!!

Lavay’s Trumpet player Bill Ortiz is a world class musician and a long-time member of Carlos Santana’s band.  Check out his website for details about his hot new album, or visit him at myspace and facebook


•Chris Siebert Piano Instruction

Lavay’s piano player Chris Siebert teaches piano lessons in San Francisco. If you’re interested in learning how to play Blues, Boogie Woogie, Jazz, Stride, Swing, Bebop, R&B, Gospel and New Orleans piano, contact Chris by email:


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