Chris "Frenchie" Smith

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Chris "Frenchie" Smith
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Background information
Origin Durant, Oklahoma
Associated acts Sixteen Deluxe, Young Heart Attack
Website Discography

Chris "Frenchie" Smith (born in Durant, Oklahoma), is a Grammy-nominated American record producer, guitarist, rock 'n' roll musician, and songwriter.


Smith first began as a guitar player in the Austin noise-pop band Sixteen Deluxe in 1994. The band signed with Warner Bros in 1996. After Sixteen Deluxe disbanded in 2000, Smith formed Young Heart Attack in 2001 with Steven Hall and Joey Shuffield from Fastball. Young Heart Attack signed with XL Recordings in 2003 and released their debut album Mouthful of Love in 2004. The band did several high-profile tours with Motörhead, The Darkness, and Peaches.

Production took more of Smith's focus as time went on and he co-owns The Bubble Recording studio in Austin, Texas.

Smith has produced records for many well-known acts including ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Meat Puppets, The Toadies, Gregg Rolie, The Answer, Built to Spill, and Jet.

Productions and Mixing[edit]