The Smart Brothers are a San Diego-based trio comprised of Jay, Lou, and Mickey Smart. The group came together in October of 2007 and immediately gained local recognition and fan base due to their highly innovative sound and musical techniques. The group has also completed trans-american tours, gaining broad support in their travels. The sound of The Smart Brothers is typically classified as folk-pop, though this definition rounds many edges in describing the band's sound. The band's sound features influences that span multiple genres.