Virginia singer-songwriter Bryan Elijah Smith talks about musical influences and learning on the job as a producer for fellow artists and on his latest release, a 7-song collection called Apocalyptic Blues, plus he teams up with collaborator Gia Ray for a song ahead of the pair’s performance August 13th at the SummerStage series at the Blackburn Inn in Staunton, VA. (Playlist: “In Through the Dark”, “Sweetheart June”, and “Givin’ Up on You” featuring Gia Ray).