Eric Smith

Role in the TN Kids: Bass Player

Hometown: Oakland, CA


“Remain in the pocket”

How did you first get into music?

I grew up playing drums in church. At age fifteen, I switched to bass.

First concert?

Michael Jackson’s Off The Wall Tour - 1979

Who's your biggest influence? Idol?

Derek "D.O.A." Allen

On tour, you can't survive without:

1. Internet

2. Cell Phone

3. ProTools

What's been your favorite place to visit so far and why?

Melbourne, Australia - because the weather is nice, and the people are pleasant.

What's your favorite song to play?


What message would you give to an aspiring musician/dancer?

Keep God first, practice, show up prepared, and remain humble.

Do you have your own personal project?

I have a band called "Legally Blynd," and we're currently working on a project.

Anyone you want to give a shout-out to?

I want to shout-out to my immediate family, Tonia Smith, Eric Smith Jr., Angel Smith, Jubu Smith, Claudette Smith, and John Smith Sr.

#JT2020Tour Costumes: Neil Barrett; Tom Ford

Photos: Faith-Ann Young, Rachel Yarbrough

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