Chris "Frenchie" Smith

Profile:
Guitarist and engineer based in Austin, Texas.

Chris “Frenchie” Smith began as a Rock N’ Roll guitar player in bands that he produced and recorded in the early 90’s and early 2,000’s. Sixteen Deluxe and later Young Heart Attack were both on major label record companies, so he spent much time touring several countries and when he could, recording music in Austin, Texas. Even though the “band life” was successful, it reached a good ending point and Frenchie was ready to begin his main focus on producing and helping other bands find great sounds for the world to hear.

He now has produced well over two hundred records, including And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, The Toadies, Meat Puppets, Built to Spill, JET, Grege Rolie, The Answer, and has worked with many others such as The Darkness, The Dandy Warhols and The Datsuns, plus MANY local Austin bands.

As a successful indie-producer, Frenchie has achieved a Grammy nomination, has gotten to work with many foreign musicians, recorded at many notable studios all over the world, and was also chosen to speak at the 2009 SXSW Producer Panel convention with other well known producers.
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Chris "Frenchie" Smith - Mistakes & Regrets album art ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead Half Of What (New Vocal) (as Frenchie Smith) ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - Mistakes & Regrets (Single) Domino UK 2000 Sell This Version
Chris "Frenchie" Smith - Stardom album art The Motards The Motards - Stardom (Comp) Gonna Puke US 2006 Sell This Version

Vocals

geni CD024 Chris "Frenchie" Smith - The Pilot Knob E.P. album art Sixteen Deluxe Sixteen Deluxe - The Pilot Knob E.P.(CD, EP) Genius Records (2) geni CD024 US 1997 Sell This Version
Chris "Frenchie" Smith - Emits Showers Of Sparks album art Sixteen Deluxe Sixteen Deluxe - Emits Showers Of Sparks (Album) Warner Bros. Records US 1998 Sell This Version
XLS 183 Chris "Frenchie" Smith - Tommy Shots album art Young Heart Attack Young Heart Attack - Tommy Shots(7", Single) XL Recordings XLS 183 UK 2004 Sell This Version
PER1872 Chris "Frenchie" Smith - Adrenaline Factor album art Adrenaline Factor Adrenaline Factor - Adrenaline Factor(CD, Album) Perris Records PER1872 US 2006 Sell This Version
509999 68221 2 8, 9682212 Chris "Frenchie" Smith - Shaka Rock album art Jet (2) Times Like This Jet (2) - Shaka Rock(CD, Album) Real Horrorshow Records, Real Horrorshow Records, Five Seven Music, Five Seven Music, EMI, EMI 509999 68221 2 8, 9682212 Australia 2009 Sell This Version
none Chris "Frenchie" Smith - Hear Here album art Speak (10) Speak (10) - Hear Here(CDr, EP) Playing In Traffic none US 2010 Sell This Version
BH-10 Chris "Frenchie" Smith - Year One album art Sixteen Deluxe Sixteen Deluxe - Year One(CD, Album) Bunkhaus Records BH-10 US 2010 Sell This Version
Chris "Frenchie" Smith - Revival album art The Answer (3) The Answer (3) - Revival (Album) Universal Music Group International, Spinefarm Records Europe 2011 Sell This Version
Chris "Frenchie" Smith - Tao Of The Dead album art ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - Tao Of The Dead (Album) Superball Music Europe 2011 Sell This Version
Chris "Frenchie" Smith - Tao Of The Dead Part III album art ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - Tao Of The Dead Part III (EP) Richter Scale USA & Europe 2014 Sell This Version
Chris "Frenchie" Smith - IX album art ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - IX (Album) Superball Music, Superball Music Canada 2014 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

geni CD024 Chris "Frenchie" Smith - The Pilot Knob E.P. album art Sixteen Deluxe Sixteen Deluxe - The Pilot Knob E.P.(CD, EP) Genius Records (2) geni CD024 US 1997 Sell This Version
Chris "Frenchie" Smith - Emits Showers Of Sparks album art Sixteen Deluxe Sixteen Deluxe - Emits Showers Of Sparks (Album) Warner Bros. Records US 1998 Sell This Version
KOC-CD-8241 Chris "Frenchie" Smith - Leave The Light On album art Beth Hart Lift You Up (as Chris Smith) Beth Hart - Leave The Light On(CD, Album) Koch Records KOC-CD-8241 US 2003 Sell This Version
XLS 183 Chris "Frenchie" Smith - Tommy Shots album art Young Heart Attack Young Heart Attack - Tommy Shots(7", Single) XL Recordings XLS 183 UK 2004 Sell This Version
Chris "Frenchie" Smith - Ringo Deathstarr album art Ringo Deathstarr Ringo Deathstarr - Ringo Deathstarr (EP) Not On Label (Ringo Deathstarr Self-released) US 2007 Sell This Version
ANO-016 Chris "Frenchie" Smith - Rise To Your Knees album art Meat Puppets Light The Fire (as Frenchy) Meat Puppets - Rise To Your Knees(CD, Album) Anodyne Records ANO-016 US 2007 Sell This Version
Chris "Frenchie" Smith - Shaka Rock album art Jet (2) She Holds A Grudge and 3 more… Jet (2) - Shaka Rock (Album) Real Horrorshow Records, Real Horrorshow Records, Five Seven Music, Five Seven Music, EMI, EMI Australia 2009 Sell This Version
none Chris "Frenchie" Smith - Hear Here album art Speak (10) Speak (10) - Hear Here(CDr, EP) Playing In Traffic none US 2010 Sell This Version
BH-10 Chris "Frenchie" Smith - Year One album art Sixteen Deluxe Sixteen Deluxe - Year One(CD, Album) Bunkhaus Records BH-10 US 2010 Sell This Version
Chris "Frenchie" Smith - Revival album art The Answer (3) The Answer (3) - Revival (Album) Universal Music Group International, Spinefarm Records Europe 2011 Sell This Version
Chris "Frenchie" Smith - Tao Of The Dead album art ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - Tao Of The Dead (Album) Superball Music Europe 2011 Sell This Version
Chris "Frenchie" Smith - IX album art ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - IX (Album) Superball Music, Superball Music Canada 2014 Sell This Version