1975        Gary Smith Wind Singer

Folk.  Vanguard Records, Gary Smith, Larry Smith, Mike Christiansen, Reid Cornwallis,

Featured on CBS on 60-Minutes program with Robert Redford.  Gary also published a book, "Windsinger".

1977        Sky View Jazz Ensemble

Sherry Buck director

               Sounds Unlimited Get on a Honda and Ride

A suite of jingles

1978        Smith Family
Recording to document the family the month before I left on my mission

1983-87   Studio Drummer

Sandy Martinez, New Sound Column Band, Mormon Seminary Film Series, Eddie Colone, Heidi Magleby, Safety Kids, TV commercials, radio spots, documentary sound tracks, country western demos, rock demos, pop demos, punk demos,  Steve Flygare (jazz fusion), Ed Pratt (Funkijazzified Folk Rock), Salt Lake City, UT

1986        Rick Hancey 

Rick Springfield style 80's pop-rock

Osmond Studios, Orem, UT

1987        Croak 

Speed metal, Central Massachusetts

               Scott Andersen 

Roots rock, Cambridge MA

               Four On The Floor

70's covers.Oddly, this recording received alot of airplay, Medford, MA

1988        1940's Radio Hour bootleg video  

Nickerson Theater, Norwell, MA

Darrell Scott If I were the Devil.  

Trio with Darrell and his brother Donny.  (Just heard him in Aug 2006 on NPR).  Darrell, a Tufts grad, encouraged me to apply to Tufts, and helped me with the admissions process.

1989        Calamity Jane Mississippi

A&M Studios, Hollywood, CA  (Aerosmith, Zeppelin, with Eagles harmonies)                


                        Shane Smith - Vocals

                        Mike Parnin - Guitar (Mike stayed in Hollywood to play metal and daylights as a studio engineer)

                        Andy ? - Guitar

                        Jonah Jones - Bass

                        Ned Smith - Drums

               Good Gravy  

Blues Rock. Tony Corologos Studio, Salt Lake City, UT

               Guy Tyler  Vampire Dance,  

Duet.  Guy was with Orchestra of St. Luke's, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, Parnassus, Speculum Musicae, Boston Musica Viva, the New York Chamber Ensemble, New England Bach Festival, Bang-on-a-Can, Boston Symphony, The Pops.  I played with Guy as a duet and in a band with harmonica player, Sebastian Junger, who wrote "The Perfect Storm".   

1990        Used Blues Hey Everybody!  

Trio with John Gerry Putnam and Ed Hodge.  We're all unknowns.  This band was one of the best bands of my life.

1993         Used Blues  Good Gravy

I wrote the tune so I wouldn't have to change my front bass drumhead bearing the band Good Gravey's logo.  It had been drawn on the head by a dear friend, Angela Andersen, and I couldn't part with it.  We recorded it live on an Emerson College WERS broadcast.  Good Gravy became the opening theme song of the WERS Blues Hour for the next year or two.  

                Dakota Smith & Wesson  Dolphin Dance

Duet with Scott Dakota.  

Recorded and performed Scott's songs and my poetry and short stories.

                Dan Sterns  Blue & Spangled Dangling

Dan's MySpace  20th Century Classical meets thrash meets everything else from about 1969 on.  

Quartet with Sterns, Bart Malio on Bass, and Mike Connors on vibes.  

                Used Blues  The Ring 

(Still in the cans) Waltham MA.

1995         Rootlock  I Drink Listerine (to take the edge off) 

Chris Mascara's first recording with me on drums. Waltham MA.  

Precursor to the Mascara CD. 


 1996        Renée Randall Blues Band Sugar Coated Love


Cheryl Renée - Keyboards, lead vocals

Howard Randall - Guitar, lead vocals

Tom Curatolo - Bass

Ned Smith - Drums




1999         Mascara Cellar Door        


                            Chris Mascara - Vocals, Electric & Acoustic  Guitars, Sitar

                            Ned Smith - Drums, and Back-up vocals

                            Tim Kelly - Guitar, Dobro, Lapsteel, Shavian lute, and Back-up vocals 

                            Nate McBride - Electric & Accoustic Bases, Back-up vocals

                Recorded at The Outpost, Stoughton, MA and Zippah, Brookline, MA



All Chris' Press


                John Pedini Entering Sharon (MA)


                            Greg Jamiol - Keyboards  

                            Can Keskin - Bass

                            John Pedini - Guitar, Vocals

                            Recorded at Fort Apache; Somerville, MA

2004         Christ Episcopal Church of Coronado Jazz Band

Christmas 2004 Jazz CD

Donna Grandi

Recorded at the Episcopal Church of Coronado, CA

2005         Sonny Joy  


                            Sonny Joy - Guitar, 

                            Mike Carpenter - Bass.  

                            Ned Smith - Drums

                  Recorded in Oceanside CA, Jazz Trio

Ned Smith Recordings