Sheehan, Smith & Sheehan play rootsy blues, alt & vintage country as well as originals featuring acoustic, dobro and electric guitars, mandolin and banjo. Mark Smith is a veteran performer, with ten years in the bands of Johnny Young, Normie Rowe & Marcie Jones. Marni Sheehan’s songwriter credits include finalist placings in two ASA contests & the Austin Texas Songwriting Contest. Dave Sheehan played over many years as lead guitarist with Carl Pannuzzo and Kylie Auldist.
Down in the Valley is an album of songs dealing with fundamental human concerns – love, hate, sex, death, injustice, survival. The covers on the album are largely traditional songs in a blues or country style, some dating back to the 1800s. The originals are stylistically in keeping and are co-written/arranged by all members. Sheehan, Smith & Sheehan will be launching this great new album in the fantastic Yarra bandroom on Sunday Movember 29.