Jonah Smith

Jonah Smith

On any given evening in some metropolitan watering hole, someone with an open collar and a robust waist belts out another Kareoke classic. On one of these nondescript nights, across the East River under the star-less Brooklyn sky, Jonah Smith met one of his favorite songwriters: Malcolm Holcombe. Jonah was introduced as a great singer. Malcolm looked at his new acquaintance and said, "I once met Harlan Howard in Nashville--he wrote most of Patsy Cline's material--and he told me, ‘Son, the world doesn't need another singer, the world needs songs’."... more