Original music featured on Rugged Expeditions is written and performed by J. Alain and Monty Smith
Monty Smith has been performing, writing & producing music for over 30 years. He’s performed up & down the West Coast for many years in original, tribute & coverbands. In addition, he maintains a Seattle recording studio that is used for his own projects as well as outside productions. Current projects include multiple singer-songwriter collaborations, soundtrack work for a national TV show (broadcasting dates TBD)and working with Tiger Budbill from the X Factor Season 2012. His resume also includes live sound & lighting. His travels as a musician/producer/lighting/sound has brought him to share the stage & studio with members of Blue Oyster Cult, Alice Cooper, Steppenwolf, Survivor, Heart, Sheriff, 3 Dog Night, Johnny Winter, Loudness, Winger and Ricky
Monty was also the founder and primary writer/producer for Energetic Music, a buy-out music library that is marketed to radio, TV & video producers internationally. What started out as a hobby between tours eventually grew to include over 100 CDs of music. Clients included Dryers Ice Cream, the LA Kings
hockey show, Kenworth trucks, Peterbuilt Trucks, the Yamaha Snowmobile Racing Team, Radio Shack and thousands of other video productions around the globe. On most recordings Monty plays nearly all of the instruments, occasionally bringing in studio musicians to round out the productions.