Damon Smith is a New York City based pianist, songwriter, and improviser. He's a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music and performs as a sideman and performer with the legendary "Losers Lounge" series at Joe's Pub (2014 onward). He started his career at the School of Rock, performing and touring with artists such as Jon Anderson of Yes, Napoleon Murphy Brock of Frank Zappa's band, and Andrew W.K. He's also toured as a pianist with artists such as T.3 and Burlap to Cashmere. He's played his original music at Highline Ballroom, the Knitting Factory, CBGB's, and Webster Hall, and as a sideman in festivals such as Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, and Zappanale. His debut solo album, "Intimate Machinery," came out on ERASED! tapes in December 2017. His second album "God of the Grid" came out in March 2019, which prompted NPR's Here and Now to state: "excited for what he has next." The "River of Regret" EP followed in November 2020.