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The Smoky Nights are a 4-piece pop band out of Cookeville, Tennessee with an interesting assortment of instruments! Guitar, Mandolin, Violin, and Drums all come together for a smooth, yet very Tennessee sound! They blend elements of pop, soul, R&B, and folk music to create a unique and entertaining style at live shows! The Smoky Nights have been known to cover a wide variety of music from the '60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s, and even current hits! To learn more about the instrumentation of The Smoky Nights, check out the descriptions below!

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The Beatles     Janis Joplin     Heart     Fleetwood Mac     Tom Petty     Otis Redding      Etta James   Eagles     Eric Clapton     Prince     Michael Jackson     Paul McCartney & Wings     Stevie Wonder   Journey     Hall & Oates     Toto     Queen     Lynyrd Skynyrd      CCR     Eurythmics     Foo Fighters   Nirvana    Tracy Chapman    Matchbox Twenty     Whitney Houston     Shania Twain     Sublime    TLC      Red Hot Chili Peppers     Modest Mouse     Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros     MGMT Alabama Shakes    The Civil Wars    The Lumineers      Amy Winehouse     Beyonce      Adele    Maroon 5     Lady Gaga     Childish Gambino    Chris Stapleton    Justin Timberlake    Rihanna    Bruno Mars     Ariana Grande     Florence & The Machine    The Killers     Outkast     Ed Sheeran      Chainsmokers     Maren Morris    Jay-Z     Judah & The Lion

and many more!


If you just read something you'd like to hear, come on out and request it at one of our shows!

Anthony is the rhythm on the strings! He alternates between two different acoustic guitars at live shows:

   (1) Taylor 714ce Cedar/Rosewood Acoustic-Electric

   (2) Martin RS1 Road Series Acoustic-Electric


Along with stellar vocals and tambourine, Lily plays a Seagull S8 Acoustic-Electric Mandolin! She's only been playing mandolin since May 2018 but has already come a long way in her style and groove!


Mister "Ebony Masterpiece" himself, Eric Cullins is our extremely talented violinist and he adds quite the southern flair to the mix! Whether he's playing an acoustic or electric violin, his fiddle playing fills the room and makes every song unique!


Derek Lane is our man of many beats! Usually on his PDP acoustic drum kit, sometimes on an electronic kit, always in the pocket. Derek's gear also includes Zildjian A-custom cymbals, Promark sticks by D'Addario, and a Roland SPD-SX Sampling Pad!


Patrick, our part-time trumpet player, is the newest member of The Smoky Nights! He plays a Bach Stradivarius Model 37 trumpet and really puts a soulful punch in our songs!

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