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Chuck Smith (a.k.a Stray Deuce) is a singer-songwriter and recording artist, as well as a guitar/bass teacher, vocal coach, and songwriting mentor with over 30 years of experience with all ages, levels, and music tastes. (see Bio for credits).


New Track dropped!

During the pandemic, I wrote and recorded an ode to Billie Eilish.  I think the collaboration between her and brother Finneas is a great story.  I enjoy her aesthetic and the dark pop the two of them create.  My track is called 'Billie Sings'.  I did the vocals, guitars, and bass.  Drums, software, mixing, and mastering were done in partnership with the immortal and talented Ben Weiss.  The words to the song can be found on the lyrics page.  If you know Billie or Finneas, please mention this tune.  I would obviously love for them to hear it.

the latest album

My last solo album is a trip through several genres. In that collection, there are tunes about a tagging crew, a familiar family tragedy, a faded rock star, a South American revolutionary, a crazed lover who steals a cop car, and a Brian Wilson-inspired vocal chorus among others. I play all the guitars, bass, harmonica, and all the vocals. The rhythm tracks were done in a studio using software, samples, synths, and soundscapes.  I was ably assisted by Dan Braunstein.


Both the single and the album are available on CD Baby, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, Spotify, Apple Music and other major purchase/streaming services! To those of you who buy a CD, send an email to and you'll receive a double-set of illustrated lyrics from the album!