Chris Smither

Masterful song-writing and intricate guitar blues!

Blues-folk icon Chris Smither has long been revered for both his guitar prowess and his way with a lyric, inspiring artists from Bonnie Raitt and John Mayall to Emmylou Harris and Diana Krall. From Boston Music Awards to five-star reviews in Mojo magazine and earning a spot on Rolling Stone Senior Editor David Fricke’s Personal Top 10 list of best New Orleans Jazz & Heritage festival performances in 2014,  Chris continues to earn accolades for his music.  His songs have appeared in various films and TV shows and have been covered by Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris and Diana Krall, among others. Chris continues to tour festivals, music clubs and concerts halls in North America, Europe and Australia; 2015 included stops at the legendary Cambridge Folk Festival in the UK and Tonder Festival in Denmark.
As Smither marked his 50th year of music-making in 2014, the New Orleans-raised troubadour looked back at his career with STILL ON THE LEVEE, a two-CD retrospective from Signature Sounds. He also released his full lyric collection as a book titled CHRIS SMITHER LYRICS 1966-2012, and in September, Signature Sounds saluted him with LINK OF CHAIN, a tribute album featuring contributions by our very own Jorma Kaukonen, Bonnie Raitt, Loudon Wainwright III, Dave Alvin, Patty Larkin, Josh Ritter, Peter Case, Tim O’Brien and many other friends and admirers from the music world. 

With a weary, well-traveled voice and a serenely intricate finger-picking style, Mr. Smither turns the blues into songs that accept hard-won lessons and try to make peace with fate. - New York Times 

The masterful combination of pure folk songwriting and intricate guitar blues are tangible signs of the singer-songwriter’s vigorous genius. A megawatt solo performer. - Wired

Wise words pour forth from Chris Smither – observations and aphorisms, similes and internal rhymes, run-on sentences and concise quips, all in a conversational flow. The careful construction of Smither’s lyrics is a thing of beauty and the bedrock of his bluesy folk music. Smither is an excellent acoustic guitarist and first-rate foot-stomper. - Associated Press

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Show Dates & Times:

3/26/16 - Saturday

7:30 pm,

$22/Adv, $25/Day of Show. General Admission. Handling fee applies to online and phone sales.

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