Gideon Smith is a North Carolina based musician who began singing in rock bands in 1989. In 1997, he formed Gideon Smith & The Dixie Damned and recorded a self-titled ep that was later distributed by doom metal label, Game Two Records. Smith signed to ‘70’s rock kings, Small Stone Records in 1999, and the “Southern Gentlemen” album was released in 2000. A few ep releases and compilation cd songs later, Gideon returned with the second album “South Side Of The Moon” in 2008. Both albums have been called classics in their genre and received great international acclaim.