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Music has always played a role within Yellowstone, with the show featuring the likes of rock and country artists including Kacey Musgraves, Sturgill Simpson, and Chris Stapleton. However, one band, in particular, has left a lasting mark on the show.
The band Shane Smith & the Saints first appeared in Yellowstone in season four. They hit the big screen again in the season five premiere after scoring the ultimate gig performing at John Dutton’s governor’s ball.
Show creator Taylor Sheridan even gave the band a shout-out as his character Travis Wheatley. While driving Jimmy to his new job in Texas, Travis exclaims “Shane Smith and the f*ckin’ Saints” after listening to their music play on the radio.
After having their music appear on the show, the band saw their 2015 song “All I See is You” skyrocket on Spotify’s monthly listens. It even jumped to the iTunes top 10 across all genres.
In Yellowstone season 5 episode 1, the band plays three songs at John Dutton’s governorship inauguration party “Fire in the Ocean,” “Alex,” and “Dance the Night Away.” It appears the band is a clear favorite of Sheridan’s.
Here is their song “Fire in the Ocean” they sang in the Yellowstone season 5 premiere:
Shane Smith & the Saints is a five-person band hailing from Austin, Texas. Shane Smith heads the band as the vocalist, with Bennett Brown on the fiddle, Dustin Schaefer on lead guitar, Chase Satterwhite on bass, and Zach Stover on drums.
Since forming in 2011, the band has released four albums: Coast (2013), Geronimo (2015), Hail Mary (2019), and Live from the Desert (2021).
….1 day 🏔️🥃🔥 pic.twitter.com/vezTQRxLtB— SHANE SMITH + SAINTS (@ShaneSmithMusic) November 13, 2022
Smith, who also serves as the band’s songwriter, uses personal experiences to create honest, genuine lyrics.
The band is known for giving high-energy performances with remarkable four-part harmonies. Smith follows in the footsteps of fellow Texas songsmiths including Yellowstone’s own Ryan Bingham, who plays Walker.
…2 days 🏔️🥃 pic.twitter.com/QWwbGd9nQQ— SHANE SMITH + SAINTS (@ShaneSmithMusic) November 11, 2022
“It’s been incredible, and we’re very appreciative of the opportunity. Taylor Sheridan is doing so much for independent musicians that, in many cases, would have a really difficult time achieving those type of TV placements without a label behind them,” Shane Smith said.
He also explained the band got a “massive boost” after the Yellowstone episode aired. “We’ve seen really large increases on pretty much every platform…from Spotify and music apps, to social media sites,” Smith said in an interview with Wide Open Country.
Also read: Yellowstone Soundtracks in All Episodes
If you want to see Shane Smith & the Saints live in concert, you are in luck as they are about to go on tour.
The band will be performing in Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Nevada, Florida, Virginia, New York, and Idaho.
Here are the Shane Smith & the Saints 2022-2023 Tour Dates:
- Nov. 18– Cosmic Rodeo at Luckenbach Dance Hall — Fredericksburg, TX
- Nov. 19 — Choctaw Grand Theater — Durant, OK
- Dec. 1 — Ogden Theatre — Denver, CO
- Dec. 2 — Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas — Las Vegas, NV
- Dec. 8 — ACL Live at Moody Theater — Austin, TX
- Dec. 9 — Texas Live! — Arlington, TX
- Dec. 10 — The Rustic — San Antonio, TX
- Dec. 11 — The Rustic — Houston, TX
- Jan. 7 – Jan. 12, 2023 — MusicFest — Steamboat Springs, CO
- Jan. 24 – Jan. 28, 2023 — Mile 0 Fest — Key West, FL
- June 8, 2023 — Elevation 27 — Virginia Beach, VA
- June 9, 2023 — Brooklyn Made — New York, NY
- July 26, 2023 – July 30, 2023 — Floydfest — Floyd, VA
You can also find the band’s music on Spotify, YouTube, and Pandora.