Guitar wielding and high-heeling, Smith is a top-shelf concoction whose recipe for success includes equal parts chops and go-getter guts. As the femme fatal front-woman of The Throwdowns, she’s charted (and started) her ascent to stardom, alongside “the boys,” Kimo Clark (bass), Ian Hollingsworth (drums) and Ola Shaw (guitar). With their debut Don’t Slow Down, the T’downs have fast become darlings of the radio request line and earned national distribution with ADA/Warner Music Group. But lucky (if) you live Maui, because this cherub-faced Canadian with a HI-style soul is still pro at rocking it solo, and “pays the bills” by belting it out at the best bars on the Valley Isle.
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