Formed in 2016, Smilo and the Ghost have been delivering hard-driving, old-time influenced folk-rock to crowds around the Northeast. Their debut album, Ghost Writers, was voted one of the “Top Three Albums of 2018” by the Erie Reader. Since then, Smilo and the Ghost have opened for national acts like Grammy Award-winning country duo Dan + Shay and alt-rock legend 10,000 Maniacs.

The band consists of Tyler Smilo on guitar and vocals, Adam McKillip on mandolin and vocals, Jassen Wilber on bass guitar, and Dominick DeCecco on banjo and vocals.

 The band’s songs share Americana country/rock DNA while maintaining their own voice. Smilo and the Ghost combine songs meant for singing and dancing with charismatic, high-energy performances on stage. They’re as comfortable on the main stage as in the corner of a local bar and shouldn’t be missed at either venue.