If weather cooperates, the Bristol Fourth of July concert series is sure to enjoy one of its best nights Saturday, when the always popular Steve Smith & The Nakeds play at the waterfront Independence Park.
The rhythm and blues band has been playing for 35 years, from touring with Bruce Springsteen’s saxophonist Clarence Clemons, to appearing on MTV’s video countdown program, “The Basement Tapes.” The title track for their CD,”I’m Huge,” gained notoriety by being included on the Fox TV season 6 “Family Guy” DVD box set. The song is the driving force behind the animated music video featuring the band and the Family Guy characters. The music video has been viewed more than 350,000 times on youtube.
The band was recently inducted into the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame. If coming to the concert, bring a blanket and/or lawn chairs – and a few dollars to donate to the Bristol Fourth of July Committee.