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Smitty West: Bio

The stage name for Scott Smith…Smitty West in collaboration with Julija Zonic have recently released a tribute album of songs of Leonard Cohen, "Smitty and Julija, To Leonard With Love." They perform regularly in the Ojai Valley, most regularly at Il Giardino Restaurant on Friday nights.

Smitty is an award-winning songwriter and music producer, and is also the founder of "Ojai Songwriters Anonymous," a songwriter support group promoting the craft.

Smitty's home is Euterpe Farms, a native plant farm in Ojai, where he produces regular gatherings to celebrate local music and nature.

His other activities include international humanitarian landmine action, opera and theater, and sound engineering through his private studio and record label, Eiuterpe Music Company.

He released a solo album in 2008 titled, Your World, a collection of 12 original songs, spanning genres of folk, rock, metal, and country. He was the manager and keyboard player for Ojai-based original rock band, Myridian, and producer of the band's full-length cd, Prime Myridian, in 2007.