Artist Interview: Neddy Smith
Tell us about yourself and your music
My name is Lester G (NEDDY), Smith. I am a bassist a recording and performing artist. I am also a producer, singer/songwriter, composer, a poet, an author, an educator. I was born in Montego Bay, Jamaica. My mother was a Pocomanian and spiritual leader, and father, a businessman. I learned to read music from the Salvation Army, studied music theory and composition from my mentor, played and recorded on a few albums and have lead ensembles of my own.
Talk to us more about your latest release
“My Pocomanian Girl” is my latest album. It’s a personal tribute to a musical and spiritual culture of Jamaica. Telling stories or writing songs regarding human endeavor through any art form is fundamentally based on principles adapted from an ancient ancestral place to use as a template for communicating history, tradition, and culture. In other words, it’s a form expressed best through words and music, language, dance, and other visual arts forms aided by the adaptation of modern technology.
The release of the album to the worldwide public dropped November 15TH. It’s now available online via digital download, streaming and on physical media for purchase mostly via stores such as CDBaby®, Amazon®, iTunes®, and others where music is sold and streamed internationally.