7th Annual Blues Festival

May 20th, 2017
Springfield MO

 

Russell Smith & The Amazing Rhythm Aces

Thirty years ago in a Memphis recording studio The Amazing Rhythm Aces™ made their first album, "Stacked Deck". It was simply American music - a mixed bag of influences that had drawn them together. Fans didn't seem to care about labels, either. For more than two decades, songs like "Third Rate Romance", "Amazing Grace (Used To Be Her Favorite Song)" and the Grammy-winning "The End Is Not In Sight" would remain etched in the hearts and minds of a generation as benchmarks of popular music's better days. After recording six more albums and touring with everyone from Willie Nelson and Jimmy Buffet to Fleetwood Mac and The Eagles the group disbanded in 1981, but its songs lived on as radio staples and its albums were coveted by collectors.