On Friday April 5th, we lost an incredible voice. Shawn Smith passed away at the age of 53.
Many people may know Shawn Smith from his time as a prominent solo artist here in the Northwest – playing the piano, keyboard or guitar with his long hair waving underneath his signature hat. Shawn is most well known in the music world as the vocalist of the popular Seattle alternative rock band Brad, as well as member of Satchel and Pigeonhed. Honestly, it would be damn near impossible to list all of the artists and bands Shawn collaborated with. Shawn’s voice was one of a kind. He carried so much weight in that soulful, incredible voice of his and it’s important that we remember the incredible music he shared with us.
Here are a few of my favorites. R.I.P Shawn Smith.