Bio / About

Smartin Winner is a multilingual songwriter based in Berlin, Germany. He usually writes song lyrics along rivers.

His songs in English have been covered by numerous artists including Mr Jones, No Snakes in Heaven, Hollis Brown, Hooked On Strings, Markus Rill, and Dogon & The Sirius B.

Smartin references Mark Kozelek, Townes Van Zandt and Jerry Jeff Walker, Johnny Mercer and Yip Harburg as major influences on his songwriting.

His latest works include the albums “Scenic Drive (through my mind)”, “Nobody Wants To Hear The Truth”, “The Skin Of Peaches”, “Love Force One” and “OM. The Musical”.


„Emotional thunder, intellectual lightning. John Prine meets Leonard Cohen. Stunning.” (Cactus Tribune Austin)

„Smartin Winner is smart and his new record’s a winner. Cowjazz Masterpiece, again.” (Walker Nightly)

„Recommendation of the week: A German Kraftwerk of Texas songwriting.” (Jisbell News)