Juzzie started his musical career by playing harmonica at the age of 13. Ten years later he had won the Golden Harmonica award at the Tamworth Country Music Festival plus the Byron Bay Blues Blowout... twice!
He played in numerous bands as you do but after the birth of his oldest child in 2003, Juzzie retired from the smoky pub scene and began to busk at local markets on the North Coast, becoming his own one-man band.
He plays slide guitar, harmonica, yidaki (didgeridoo), stomp box and sings. Thats a good trick. And he has created a unique Juzzie Smith sound that embraces, blues, roots, folk and country.
Then Juzzie bought an old school bus, loaded up his young family and did a busking tour of Australia, refining his songs and building up a huge reputation so that by the time he hit Perth he was drawing hundreds of people to his gigs on the street.
Returned to the North Coast, a father of two children, releasing his third album, playing at major festivals, and having his music picked up by JJJ and other radio stations, life has never been busier for Juzzie.
Hell launch his third album Happy Daze on Friday, February 2, at the Byron Community Centre, at 8pm.
Entry is $25 and that gets you the CD Happy Daze and the accompanying DVD.
Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.