Born:
August 6, 1969
Died:
October 21, 2003
Age:
34
Official Cavity Search Records website:
Summary

Steven Paul "Elliott" Smith (August 6, 1969 – October 21, 2003) was an American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Smith was born in Omaha, Nebraska, raised primarily in Texas, and lived for much of his life in Portland, Oregon, where he first gained popularity. Smith's primary instrument was the guitar, though he was also proficient with piano, clarinet, bass guitar, drums, and harmonica. Smith had a distinctive vocal style, characterized by his "whispery, spiderweb-thin delivery", and used multi-tracking to create vocal layers, textures, and harmonies.

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Smith performing live in New York City, 1997
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The Crystal Ballroom music venue in Portland, Oregon. One of Smith's performances here in December 2001 drew concern from a reviewer.
The Crystal Ballroom music venue in Portland, Oregon. One of Smith's performances here in December 2001 drew concern from a reviewer.
Smith performing in New York City in 2003
Smith performing in New York City in 2003
The memorial outside Solutions Audio in Los Angeles, California in August 2006.
The memorial outside Solutions Audio in Los Angeles, California in August 2006.
Joanna Bolme helped bring From a Basement on the Hill to completion in the wake of Smith's death.
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Smith graduated from Lincoln High School in Portland, Oregon.
Smith graduated from Lincoln High School in Portland, Oregon.
  
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