Bruce and Don are The Smile Brothers, a songwriting duo that hails from Northern California. Lifelong friends and musicians since they were kids, the team has continually penned new tunes for their catalogue. What's the origin of the "Smile Brothers" name? Don and Bruce always thought it had a nice ring, sounding like a great moniker for a used car dealership. Since they've finally had to resort to shameless self-promotion on the 'net, the name seems to fit! The Back Forty album marks their first worldwide indie release. The boys are mighty excited about their distribution partnership with the folks at CD Baby, showcasing The Smile Brothers' brand of reflective, guitar-orchestrated Western Sky Rock and Roll. Back Forty was a fifteen-year effort, produced, performed and recorded by the SB team. Progress was steady, but glacial in speed, with family duties and practical considerations having to be met along life's winding road. Initial tracks were printed way-back-when on analog eight-track tape, eventually finding their way to vintage ADAT machines. The Smile Brothers' Other Brother, D.S. McAuliffe, mastered the project into the digital universe. The Smile Brothers have finished a new pile of songs and are hard at work on the next CD, a bit more eclectic and spiced with social comment. With the help of modern technology, they anticipate a 'slightly-quicker' production this time around! Stay tuned ...