Michael Smith lives in Chicago and is best known for writing "The Dutchman," popularized by Steve Goodman. His recent work has included the score for the Steppenwolf Theater Company's Broadway production of The Grapes of Wrath. Other recordings include a live coffeehouse album, the long out-of-print Juarez, which, strictly speaking, is not a Michael Smith album, but a trio (known as Juarez) comprised of Smith, Ron Kickasola, and Barbara Christopher Smith -- interesting. In 2002, his pleasantly understated There was released on Wind River Records. ~ Richard Meyer, Rovi