Capital Stage, 2215 J St. in Sacramento, is pleased to present Misner & Smith in their second performance on Sunday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. Opening for the acclaimed Bay Area duo will be Capital Stage’s own producing artistic director Jonathan Williams performing selected songs on guitar in a similar genre.
Known for their stunning live performances, Misner & Smith have been winning over fans with top-notch songwriting, musicianship and extraordinary vocal harmonies.
With their brand new release, “Seven Hour Storm,” Misner & Smith have created an album of vivid, poetic songwriting, filled with some of the finest harmony singing around. Working with producer Jeff Kazor and engineer Bruce Kaphan, they have penned an album with lush, yet subtle arrangements, filling out an already rich sound that the duo is known for producing live.
Sam Misner and Megan Smith first met as actors on a production of the musical “Woody Guthrie’s American Song” in 2004 and immediately recognized a mutual love of Americana music, particularly focused on vocal harmonies.
Smith plays the upright bass and mandolin while Misner plays guitar. Coming together as a performing duo, the two drew from their careers as actors and musicians, finding that the art of storytelling was one of the common threads running through both forms.
As performers, Misner and Smith are wonderful on stage, sharing stories and jokes with the audience and drawing people into their music.
Audiences will remember Sam Misner and Megan Smith from previous Capital Stage acting credits, including “First Person Shooter,” “Les Liaisons Dangereuses,” ” Three Days of Rain,” and several Playwrights’ Revolution appearances. Smith is currently in “The Real Thing,” at Capital Stage.