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Jul 29

How great is this video for Eileen Fisher featuring “Movie Loves a Screen”? Love the concept…very clever! What a beautiful staff at Eileen Fisher…they are the models in the video!! I want that red jacket sooooo badly :)

See it at Eileen Fisher

Jul 28

Good news, friends! NPR is streaming our set at the Newport Folk Festival this Sunday, August 1st at 12:45 in the afternoon….and it’s LIVE!!!!! So tune in and jitterbug along while we swing and jive by the sea!

Here’s where to go to stream - April Smith and the Great Picture Show at Newport Folk Festival on NPR

It can also be heard on WFUV and mvyradio (Martha’s Vineyard Radio)

If you can’t come to the festival, this is the perfect way to experience all of the great music!

Oh, and if you missed our feature on All Songs Considered, check it out HERE

Jun 01

“Terrible Things” is being featured in the season 6 promo for Showtime’s hit series “Weeds”! I’m a HUGE fan of the show and am honored to see Mary-Louise Parker looking drop-dead gorgeous while digging holes to my song. Check it out below and on TV!

Jun 25


Jun 12
Last night, I ventured out into the damp night to catch Henry Wolfe at Coco 66 in Greenpoint.  I had been dying to see this fellow for some time and last night I was fortunate enough to get the chance.
Accompanied by a lone horn player and his guitar, Henry played a fine batch of songs from his latest release, Wolfe Sings Field.  Though his friend, Peter Field, penned the songs, Wolfe manages to deliver each one with honesty and care. Field’s witty vignettes-cum-songs compliment Wolfe’s earnest vocals perfectly, and vice versa.  Every song was a different story and Wolfe told them all as if they were his own. It’s incredibly refreshing to see a performer who knows who he is and isn’t afraid to let the audience see that person. The aloof hipster act is so stale and I was glad not to find it anywhere in sight last night. It was just Wolfe being Wolfe, and it was pretty spectacular.

If you haven’t checked out this skillful songster yet, now is the time. He’ll be playing Public Assembly tomorrow, Saturday June 13th, at 3 PM as part of the Northside Festival in Williamsburg. He will be accompanied by an orchestra, which I imagine will only  make the show even more magnificent. You may also want to pick up your very own copies of The Blue House and Wolfe Sings Field.  You’ll find Henry HERE!

Apr 24

The IMA winners, including yours truly, are featured on a compilation called “Now Hear This”. It’s being played on the radio stations listed below! You should call and request “Colors” every day!!!

KAMP in Tuscon, AZ
KSCR in Los Angeles, CA
KCSS in Turlock, CA
KSSU in Sacramento, CA
WFCS in New Britain, CT
WQAQ in Hamden, CT
WSAM in Hartford, CT
WVOF in Fairfield, CT
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Feb 23

Hey shopaholics! My new web store is officially open for business. Everything is discounted, from tees to CDs. So click on the “Store” button at the top of the page and stimulate the economy!



Jan 15

Well, how do you like that? “Colors” won the IMA for pop/rock song!

The contest was based on votes from the public and IMA judges including Peter Gabriel, Roger Daltrey, Suzanne Vega, Paquito D’Rivera, Lisa Loeb, Keith Urban, Clint Black, Buddy Guy, Butch Walker, Ice-T, Josh Madden (DCMA Clothing), Joe Cuello & Carrie Hughes (MTV Networks), Jason Olaine (Festival Network) and Stefan Goldby (ManiaTV).

I’m sure this award will bring lots of great opportunities and exposure…You’ll be the first to know!

Thanks to all who voted. I couldn’t have done it without all of YOU!