Byther Smith / Throw Away The Book
‘Throw away the book’ said Byther Smith to the band before they started. Don’t play with your head, but from the heart! Smitty is one of the last blues legends out of Chicago who lived the ‘golden years’ of the blues. He came to Chicago in the mid-fifties and picked up guitar licks from blues legends like his cousin JB Lenoir and Robert Jr. kwood. Before striking out on his own, he backed great blues artists as Otis Rush and the late Junior Wells.