"Farmer John" by the Tidal Waves inducted into the Michigan Rock and Roll Legendary Songs !!!

I have been notified that my first record with the Tidal Waves in 1966 has been inducted into the Michigan Rock and Roll Legendary Songs. What a great honor to be recognized by your peers, family, friends and fans. The Tidal Waves were an early Detroit "Garage Rock" band that found success from 1965-1967 playing and recording throughout the Michigan area.

Michigan Rock and Roll Legends

wikipedia - The_Tidal_Waves


Zone Music Reporter Top 100 April 2016: Atlantis # 47

"Atlantis Trilogy: Brave New World" places on the Zone Music Chart at # 47 for April. This is the sixth consecutive month on this very important airplay chart.  These numbers are reported by radio programmers across the globe and reflect the actual airplay in many different genres. Thanks to all for listening and reporting !!!


Slap & Ghiglia Performing at the Jam Lab, Chicago 06.13.2016

I am pleased to announce I will be performing in Chicago at the Jam Lab on 06.13.2016
Joining me will be Bray Ghiglia, an incredible musician and composer from LA, Bray and I go back to the 1980's and we always work well together. He is also featured on my latest album, Recollections: Volume1, playing flute and sax.

We will be presenting a new tune I am recording, "En las Sombras de la Noche", a Latin/jazz style instrumental....

This event is sponsored by the Indie Collab , so if you are in the area, please join us !!!
more info: http://www.grant-maloy-smith.com/Indie/


50 years of Rockin and Rollin' ... Slap added to the World's Top Musicians

Just received news that I have been included in the Directory of the World's Top Musicians !!! Wow, so many other great players I have met over the years are in this list.... Very humbled and proud to be recognized.... it takes a lot to still be doing this after 50 years, yet I don't feel any different about playing a song on the guitar.....

Bookies Club 1979 - Detroit

1981- Detroit

Red Carpet Lounge 1980 - Detroit

Griffith Park, LA 1974


"Lateral Movement" nominated for Best Contemporary Instrumental

The Hollywood Music in Media Awards has announced  my tune "Lateral Movement" from the album "Recollections: Volume1" has been nominated for Best Contemporary Instrumental. I am so excited about receiving this from this prestigious group. The award ceremony will be on 11.17.2016 at the Henry Fonda Theater in Hollywood. I hope to see some of my friends and others artists there as well, and best wishes to all other nominees in other genres.

Lateral thinking: Solving problems through an indirect and creative approach, using reasoning that is not immediately obvious and involving ideas that may not be obtainable by using only traditional step-by-step logic. The term was coined in 1967 by Edward de Bono. 

About Lateral Movement: This is an interesting tune recorded live in the studio featuring flute, fretless bass, marimba, synth-guitar, 12 string and drums. There is some great interaction between bass and marimba throughout the tune while the flute and MIDI guitar exchange introspective melodies. As the tune progresses each player passes a line to another and the arrangement flows from there. Never did play this song the same way twice. rs
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