Smathers, Jesse


  • From Eden, North Carolina. Lives in Floyd, VA.
  • 2009, won the guitar championship from the Virginia Folk Music Association.
  • 2010, after graduation from high school, joined the James King band playing mandolin.
  • 2014, joined Nothin’ Fancy.
  • 2015, joined the Lonesome River Band, playing mandolin. In 2021, switched to guitar.
  • 2021, released first single as a solo artist “Nothing In the World To Do” (written during the pandemic in 2020).
  • 2022, released self-titled album (no label).