Elliott Smith

Steven Paul Elliott Smith (August 6, 1969 – October 21, 2003) was an American songwriter and musician. Smith was born in Omaha, Nebraska, raised primarily in Texas, and resided for a significant portion of his life in Portland, Oregon, where he first gained popularity. His primary instrument was the guitar, but he was also proficient at piano, clarinet, bass, drums and harmonica. Smith had a distinctive vocal style characterized by his whispery, spiderweb-thin delivery and use of multi-tracking to create vocal harmonies. After playing in the rock band Heatmiser for several years, Smith bega...

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