blog shows story music photos video contact store
Sep 25
Hello again, my dear friends!

Next Friday, September 30, kicks off our fall tour to Spokane and back. We’re excited to announce that Henry Wolfe will be joining us on a few dates too…check him out here - www.henrywolfe.com - he’s one of my favorite artists! We’ll also be playing our first show in Canada at The Park in Winnipeg. So spread the word and we’ll see you soon!
For tickets and times, go to www.aprilsmithmusic.com/shows
9/30 - Sulphur Springs, OH - House Concert - email Shannon Teynor at shannontey41@gmail.com for details
10/1 - Chicago - Bottom Lounge
10/2 - Minneapolis - 400 Bar
10/3 - Winnipeg, Canada - The Park
10/5 - Bozeman, MT - Filling Station
10/6 - Sandpoint, ID - Panida Theater
10/7 - Spokane, WA - Bing Crosby Theater
10/8 - Private Show
10/11 - St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway
10/12 - Columbus, OH - Rumba Cafe

If you’re thinking you may have heard us on TV recently, you’re right! “Colors” is featured in the latest Chico’s ad. And the NFL spot featuring our cover of “You Don’t Own Me” is airing again too. It seems that, no matter where we go, we always end up back in your televsion set!
“Songs For A Sinking Ship” is now available on vinyl too so head to my store if you like a little crackle and pop with your Wow & Flutter.

xxxx,
April
Feb 15

We were asked to donate a track to the Joey’s Song For Kids CD and we jumped at the chance! This incredibly wonderful organization raises money for epilepsy research and advocacy in honor of Joey Gomoll. Joey was not even 5 years old when Dravet’s Syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy, claimed his life. All of the Joey’s Song CDS feature rare and unreleased tracks from artists like Crash Test Dummies, Cowboy Junkies, Tracy Bonham and more! So get yourself and some newer, smaller people some great new music in support of a good cause!

Visit JOEYSSONG.ORG for more information

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbDt4V1AwfM&feature=player_embedded

Oct 11

UK fans will recognize the mouth trumpet in this new Tesco ad for F & F clothing…so lovely!

SEE THE AD HERE!

Oct 04

Check out our feature - via Cosmo Girl at www.seventeen.com

In general, the idea of being sandwiched in between Rihanna and Lady Gaga doesn’t sound too shabby. But, being sandwiched in between their respective albums on the iTunes charts, sounds even better. Well, that’s exactly how it went down for Jersey born songstress APRIL SMITH and her band April Smith and the Great Picture Show. Though still completely unsigned, April’s massive fan base rallied together and catapulted her latest release, Songs For A Sinking Ship, to number fourteen on the charts. Not only did she surpass signed artists at this chart position, but she surpassed household names as well.

For the full scoop, go to WWW.SEVENTEEN.COM

Sep 28

I thought so! Did I mention that the CD also features live, in-studio performances by the following artists (Handpicked by the honey-voiced Rita Houston, Music Director and just plain extraordinary gal)?

Brandi Carlile “Dreams”
Josh Ritter “Change Of Time”
Fanfarlo ” Comets”
Keane “Is It Any Wonder?”
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings “Give It Back”
Ozomatli “45″
Corinne Bailey Rae “Closer”
Citizen Cope “Healing Hands”
Janis Ian “At Seventeen”
Cory Chisel “See It My Way”
Rosanne Cash “Long Black Veil”
Mumford & Sons “White Blank Page”
April Smith & The Great Picture Show “Wow And Flutter”
Raul Malo “Around The World”
Norah Jones “Young Blood”
Yeasayer “Madder Red”
One EskimO “UFO”
Jonsi “Boy Lilikoi”
Laura Marling “Rambling Man”
Charlotte Gainsbourg “Trick Pony”
The Heavy “How You Like Me Now”

All you have to do is become a member at WFUV.ORG!

Big ups to Long Island artist Ken Brockhoff, whose art is featured on the cover of the CD! WFUV sponsored a talent search with the online design community Creative Allies, and Ken’s art was chosen!

Go git it! GO! Here’s that link again! > www.wfuv.org

Sep 25

Well, aside from the fact that we all love Tony Danza…this NFL spot. We recorded a cover of “You Don’t Own Me” which is featured in the ad, along with the beautiful Alyssa Milano and her women’s wear clothing line, Touch! The track was produced by J Dynamite & Clay Holley for Truth & Soul Productions in Brooklyn. Those guys are incredible! Check it out and let us know what you think!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4×0i2w5aeI&feature=player_embedded

Aug 05

Thanks to all of you who have been tweeting, texting, emailing and commenting about hearing my song in the new Colgate Wisps commercial! What’s better than two cuties smooching to my song???

If you don’t have my latest album, you can get it HERE and have your very own make-out fest!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlQy3tTxrgQ&feature=youtu.be

Aug 02

…fear not! NPR has got you covered! You can hear our set from the festival if you go HERE

And while you’re at it, why not make a donation to NPR for bringing you such fantastic programming?