One thing for sure; you can’t call Chris D. Smith a one trick pony! Is he a singer-songwriter? Sure, he is. Does he play rock,country, folk or blues music, …? Hell yeah, he does.
Basically Chris is making his own stew out of the music that influenced him in his youth. Sixties pop/rockicons The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Who the Chicago Blues of Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf, bluesrockers Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin, folk and countryrockers The Byrds,The Band and Graham Parsons and singer-songwriters Neil Young, Jackson Brown,Bruce Springsteen and Tom Waits. But perhaps the person that really drove him into songwriting is Bob Dylan.