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Jan 22

In honor of the great Martin Luther King, our new president called on all of us to devote some time to a service in our community. I walked shelter dogs in Brooklyn for Obama! Check out Greg…he’s a terrier mix at BARC shelter on N. 1st and Wythe in Williamsburg Brooklyn. He is one of the many dogs who need homes. Can you adopt Greg? Maybe you can sponsor a needy dog or cat? Perhaps you have an hour or two on the weekends to walk a dog or sit with the cats in the cat room? There are so many things you can do…check out the other doggies, kitties and rabbits that need homes too!

Visit BARC’s site here!


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!


Jan 11

Stop over at the brand new webstore and pick up your April Smith T and CD’s!  In honor of the new year we’ve lowered prices even more and you get a free button with every order!!

Jan 08

Hey friends,
I’ve been nominated in the Deli Magazine’s poll for Artist of the Year. You can go here to vote…
The prizes are super fantastic and include gift certificates for Main Drag music…and after my amp got stolen, that sure would come in handy!


Jan 06

Hey fancy people! 2009 is finally here. Shoot, it feels like 2008 was shot out of a cannon and lasted a minute! Alas, we are forced to reflect on the years passed and resolve to do things we may or may not do. So here goes!

I have a bunch of New Year’s Resolutions. I figure that having a bunch makes at least one or two more likely to happen. Here they are, in no particular order: Continue reading »

Dec 18

Check out the brand new April Smith online webstore where you can get special deals for the holidays on tshirts and CDs! You get a free button with every order!

Dec 12

Click the music player on the top right of my page to check out my new song “Terrible Things.”   I hope you like it!

Nov 29

Hello friends.

I just wanted to let you that I’ve been nominated for 2 Independent Music Awards! My song “Colors” was nominated in the Pop/Rock category and my new EP “live from the Penthouse” was nominated in the Live Album category. I hope you’ll all go vote for me…I promise you’ll be in good company since the judges include Peter Gabriel, Suzanne Vega, Roger Daltrey, George Jones, Buddy Guy, James “Blood” Ulmer, Paquito D’Rivera, Keith Urban, Lee Ritenour, DJ Skribble, Clint Black, Kurtis Blow, Zakk Wylde, Rolling Stone contributing editor Anthony DeCurtis, MTV Music Supervisor, Carrie Hughes, JVC Jazz Festival talent buyer Jason Olaine, mastering engineer Bob Ludwig, and many others.

Vote here at the Vox Populi Jukebox: (I’m in two categories!!):