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- Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
























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I am the drummer and back up singer in a local Dallas cover band called

Sparky and the Blue Wonders

There are 4 of us in the band, and our lead singer, Cathy Smith, has a beautiful voice with an amazing range!

We’ve been playing together for over 6 years, and we perform rock, country, folk, alternative, oldies, and even a few jazz tunes. We like to be eclectic so that we can perform in a variety of venues.

We’ve performed at weddings, banquets, parties, coffee houses, and even played at Zoobilee, the big annual shindig at the Dallas Zoo!

Here’s a short list of some of the songs we perform. Stay tuned while we get this Web page up to speed and offer photos and audio clips!

At the End of the Day Jo Dee Messina
Back in the USA Linda Rondstadt
Blackberry Blossom Michelle Shocked
Brass In Pocket The Pretenders
Come A Long Way Michelle Shocked
Come To My Window Melissa Etheridge
Dyslexic Four Bitchin Babes
Ford Econoline Nanci Griffith
Galileo Indigo Girls
Games People Play Joe South
Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)   Green Day
Hey Jesus Indigo Girls
Hound Dog, All Shook Up Elvis
I Honestly Love You Olivia Newton-John
If I Had a Million Dollars Barenaked Ladies
If Love Was A Train Michelle Shocked
Independence Day Martina McBride
Jack of Fools Zoe Speaks
Landslide Fleetwood Mac
Let‘Er Rip by The Dixie Chicks Dixie Chicks
Margaritaville Jimmy Buffet
Monkey on My Back Austin Lounge Lizards
Outbound Plane Nanci Griffith
Secret to a Long Life Michelle Shocked
Shortstop Sara Hickman
Suds In The Bucket Sara Evans
Trouble in the Fields Nanci Griffith
Who Will Save Your Soul? Jewel
WideOpen Spaces Dixie Chicks
Witchy Woman The Eagles
Wonderful Tonight Eric Clapton


About the Band

Cathy Smith: lead vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards
Kevin Smith: lead guitar, fiddle, mandolin, vocals
Jay Purrington: rhythm guitar, bass
Gail DeLay: percussion, flute, keyboards, and backup vocals

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