Absinthe Minded

Frank Ball & Jon Smith

Jon Smith's discography and tour record reads like a whose who of the music world. I am truly honored to be playing with him. Scroll down and take a look at some of the albums he has been on!

Absinthe Minded"Soundtrack for a Louisiana Swamp".

Selected Live Performance Credits   

Major Tours:Edgar Winter's White Trash – 1970-72,

1978Boz Skaggs – "Silk Degrees" World Tour 1976 Toto – "Toto IV" World Tour 1982-83

Dr. John - Tour 1991 (including the Benson & Hedges Blues Festival)

Albert Collins and the Icebreakers - 1991, 1992, 1993Peter Maffay – "Begegnungen" Tour 1998-99, Tour 2000, Open Air 2001, Open Air 2002     


Other Selected Tours and Performances:

Little Feat

Doobie Brothers (with Michael McDonald)

Buddy Miles

Keb' Mo' - 

On the Peter Maffay "Begegnungen" Tour, 1998-99

Percy Sledge

Levon Helm

Kim Wilson

Ike & Tina Turner

Rick Derringer

Bobby Kimball

Felix Cavalieri

Johnny Winter

Jerry LaCroix

Delbert McClinton

Isley Brothers

Thumbs Carlisle

Ronnie Barron

John Hiatt

Joe Schermie

Wolfman Jack (including Wolfman Jack's first recording, "Live at the Peppermint Lounge, Bossier City, LA - 1963")

Dale Hawkins

Larry Henley

Bonnie Bramlett

Delaney Bramlett

Bobby Charles (including "Secrets of the Heart" CD, 1998)

Johnny Lee

Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown (New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 1994)

W.C. Clark

Johnny Johnson

Derrick O'Brien

Leo Nocentelli

Sean Costello

Amy Helm     

​"Frank Ball and Jon Smith, Live At Vino!"

Produced by Frank Ball and Jon Smith




Jon Smith - "Jon R Smith" (CD, arrangements by Lawrence Sieberth; produced by Lawrence Sieberth and Jon Smith), 2007 [Grand Pointe Records]    Edgar Winter's White Trash - "White Trash" (LP, Horn Arrangements: Jon Smith/Edgar Winter), 1970 [Epic Records]    Edgar Winter's White Trash - "Road Work" (LP, Horn Arrangements: Jon Smith/Edgar Winter), 1972 [Epic Records]    Edgar Winter's White Trash - "Recycled" (LP, Horn Arrangements: Jon Smith/Edgar Winter), 1976 [Blue Sky Records]


    Edgar Winter & Friends - "The Real Deal" (CD, Featuring the Legendary White Trash Horns), 1996 [Intersound]    Edgar Winter - "Winter Blues" (CD, Featuring the Legendary White Trash Horns), 1999  [Pyramid]    Edgar Winter - "The Best of Edgar Winter" (CD, Horn Arrangements: Jon Smith/Edgar Winter), 2002 [Sony]    Toto - "IV" (LP), 1982 [Sony/Columbia]    Peter Maffay - "Heute vor Dreissig Jahren" (CD, Horn Arrangements:  Bertram Engel/Jon Smith/Steve Howard), 2001 [BMG/Ariola]     Peter Maffay - "X" (TOUR ONLY), 2000 [BMG/Ariola]    Peter Maffay - "Wenn eine Idee Lebendig Wird" / "Begegnungen Live" (CD, Horn Arrangements: Bertram Engel/Jon Smith/Steve Howard), 1999 [BMG/Ariola]     

Peter Maffay & Friends - "Something Will Happen" (CD), 1998 [BMG/Ariola]


     Peter Maffay - "Begegnungen" (Horn Arrangements: Bertram Engel/Jon Smith/Steve Howard, CD), 1998 [BMG/Ariola]    Carl Carlton & The Song Dogs - "Revolution Avenue" (Horn Arrangements: Bertram Engel/Jon Smith/Steve Howard, CD), 2001 [EMI]    Doobie Brothers - "Toulouse Street" (LP), 1972 [Warner Bros. Records]    Doobie Brothers - "Long Train Runnin' - 1970 - 2000" (CD), 1999 [WEA/Rhino]    Randy Newman - "Trouble in Paradise" (LP), 1983 [Warner Bros. Records]    Randy Newman - "Guilty: 30 Years of Randy Newman" (CD), 1998 [Rhino]    Dr. John - "Remedies" (LP), 1969 [Columbia Records]    Rascals - "Peaceful World" (LP), 1970 [Columbia Records]    Rascals - "Island of Real" (LP), 1971 [Columbia Records]    Sarah Vaughan - "Sings the Beatles" (LP), 1982 [Columbia Records]     

Jerry LaCroix - "LaCroix" (LP, Horn Arrangements: Jon Smith/Jerry LaCroix), 1972 [Epic Records]


     Redbone - "Wovoka" (LP, Horn Arrangements: Jon Smith/Charlie Brent), 1972 [Columbia Records]    Rick Derringer - "Rock & Roll Hoochie Coo: The Best of Rick Derringer" (CD), 1996 [Epic Associated/Legacy]    Johnny Winter - "Saints and Sinners" (LP), 1972 [Columbia Records]    Sea Level - "Long Walk on a Short Pier" (LP, Horn Arrangements: Jon Smith/Charlie Brent), 1979 [Capricorn Records]    Sea Level - "Best of Sea Level" (LP, Horn Arrangements: Jon Smith/Charlie Brent), 1977 [Capricorn Records]    Albert Collins - "Collins Mix - The Best of" (CD, Horn Arrangements: Jon Smith/Steve Howard - "The Legendary White Trash Horns"), 1993 [Pointblank Records]    Albert Collins & The Icebreakers - "Live '92 - '93" (CD, Horn Arrangements: Jon Smith/Steve Howard - "The Legendary White Trash Horns"), 1993 [Pointblank Records]    Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - "The Man" (CD), 1994 [PolyGram/Verve]    Bobby Charles - "Last Train To Memphis" (CD), 2004 [Proper Pairs]    Larry Garner - "You Need to Live a Little" (CD, Horn Arrangements: Jon Smith/Steve Howard - "The Legendary White Trash Horns"), 1994 [PolyGram/Verve]    Larry Garner - "Baton Rouge" (CD, Horn Arrangements: Jon Smith/Steve Howard - "The Legendary White Trash Horns"), 1995 [PolyGram/Verve]    Sonny Landreth - "South of I-10" (CD), 1995 [Zoo/Praxis]    Sonny Landreth - "Levee Town" (CD, Horn Arrangements: Mike Post/Jon Smith/Steve Howard/Sonny Landreth - ), 2000 [Sugar Hill]    Junior Wells - "Everybody's Gettin' Some" (CD, Horn Arrangements: Jon Smith/Steve Howard - "The Legendary White Trash Horns"), 1995 [Telarc Records]    Billy Branch - "The Blues Keep Following Me Around" (CD, Horn Arrangements: Jon Smith/Steve Howard - "The Legendary White Trash Horns"), 1995 [PGD/PolyGram Pop]    C.J. Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band - "The Big Squeeze" (CD, Horn Arrangements: Jon Smith/Steve Howard - "The Legendary White Trash Horns"), 1996 [Alligator Records]    Coco Montoya - "Suspicion" (CD, Horn Arrangements: Jon Smith/Steve Howard - "The Legendary White Trash Horns"), 2000 [Alligator Records]    The Mambo Brothers Blues Band - "Night Owl" (CD, Horn Arrangements: Charlie Brent/Jon Smith), 1994 [Streetwise Enterprises Inc.]    The Mambo Brothers Blues Band - "We Got It Goin' On" (CD, Horn Arrangements: Charlie Brent/Jon Smith), 1997 [Streetwise Enterprises Inc.]    The Forever Fabulous Chickenhawks - self-titled  (CD, Horn Arrangements: Charlie Brent/Jon Smith; Featuring Louisiana/Texas Legends Big Luther Kent, Al "TNT" Braggs, Jon Smith & the Legendary White Trash Horns), 1997    The Forever Fabulous Chickenhawks - "Live"  (CD, Horn Arrangements: Charlie Brent/Jon Smith), 1996    Luther Kent - "Down in New Orleans" (CD, Horn Arrangements: Jon Smith), 1999 [Louisiana Red Hot Records]    The Fabulous Boogie Kings - "Nine Lives" (CD), 1993 [Gin Records]     

The Fabulous Boogie Kings - "Louisiana Country Soul" (CD, Produced by Jon Smith/Ned Theall, Horn Arrangements: Jon Smith/Ned Theall), 1993 [Gin Records]


     The Fabulous Boogie Kings - "Swamp Boogie Blues" (CD, Produced by Jon Smith/Ned Theall, Horn Arrangements: Jon Smith/Ned Theall), 1996 [Gin Records]    The Fabulous Boogie Kings - "Walkin' the Dog" (CD, Executive Producers: Jon Smith/Ned Theall, Horn Arrangements: Jon Smith/Ned Theall), 1999 [CSP Records]    Various Artists - "A Celebration of Blues: Great Louisiana Blues" (CD), 1997 [Celebration of Blues]    Various Artists - "Absolute Blues, Vol. 2" (CD), 1997 [Stony Plain]    Various Artists - "Big Blues Extravaganza: The Best of Austin City Limits" (CD), 1998 [Columbia/Legacy]    Various Artists - "Blues Masters vol. 17 - More Postmodern Blues" (CD), 1998 [Columbia/Legacy]