Steve Smith & the Nakeds – 2013

Originally known as Naked Truth, Steve Smith and his rockin’ and rollin’ 10 piece R&B horn band have been plying their trade for 40 years and are currently enjoying national attention with their Sony releases

Since 1973, Steve Smith, of Smithfield, has spent four decades barnstorming the country with his 10-piece horn band, The Nakeds, playing his personal brand of Rock ‘n’ Roll and Rhythm & Blues and attracting a huge following in the process. Originally known as Naked Truth, the group faced down all economic pressures to downsize and consistently produced and released original music in the hope of securing a major label record deal. Steve’s determination paid off in a big way.

The majors came knocking on his door in 2008 when the band’s 1984 indie hit “I’m Huge (And The Babes Go Wild)” was featured by the animated hit TV series “The Family Guy.” The YouTube video for the song has seen almost 400,000 views and the interest in the group prompted Sony Records to offer a distribution deal. The first release, a “greatest hits” package containing the best of their independent recordings, was a best seller; a follow-up, “Under The Covers,” was released in 2012.

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