Chris Smither

Honing a synthesis of folk and blues for 50 years, Chris Smither is truly an American original.

His newest CD, Still On the Levee, is a career spanning retrospective double CD. Recorded in New Orleans with studio mates, The Motivators, Still On the Levee plays host to special guests including Allen Toussaint and Loudon Wainwright III. The record highlights the vast catalog of an American music master. 

Reviewers and fans from around the world agree that Chris is a profound songwriter, a blistering guitarist and, as he puts it, a 'one man band to the bone!’  Chris melds the guitar styles of his two major influences, Lightnin' Hopkins and Mississippi John Hurt, into his own signature sound.  His music continues to draw deeply from the blues, American folk music, modern poets and humanist philosophers. 

'Link Of Chain', a tribute album of Chris Smither originals featuring stellar versions by Dave Alvin, Tim O'Brien, Bonnie Raitt, Josh Ritter, Loudon Wainwright III, Jorma Kaukonen, Eilen Jewell, Paul Cebar and others.

Tour Dates

04-07-2017Bath, METhe Chocolate Church Arts Center
04-08-2017Scituate, MAThe River Club Music Hall
04-14-2017Pawling, NYDaryl’s House
04-15-2017Ithaca, NYThe Dock
04-19-2017Nashville, TNThe Bluebird Cafe
05-05-2017San Sebastian, ESPAltxerri Jazz Bar
05-07-2017Bilbao, ESPSala BBK
05-10-2017Antwerp, BEBrasschaat
05-11-2017Westwoud, NLDe Schalm
05-12-2017Leiden, NLQbus
05-14-2017Dedemsvaart, NLDe Gashouder
06-02-2017Cork, IRECoughlan’s
06-03-2017Roscrea, IRELeap Castle
06-04-2017Dublin, IREWhelan’s
06-06-2017Castlebar, IRELinenhall Arts Centre
06-08-2017Sheffield, UKThe Greystones
06-10-2017Rolleston, UKGate to Southwell Festival
06-11-2017Shipley, UKThe Live Room at Saltaire
06-12-2017Bury St Edmunds, UKThe Apex
06-13-2017Leicester, UKThe Musician Pub
06-15-2017Aldershot, UKWest End Centre
06-16-2017London, UKKings Place
06-30-2017Wimberley, TXBlue Rock Studios
07-15-2017Westport, MAWestport Rivers Vineyard
07-29-2017Maplewood, MOFocal Point
09-14-2017Richmond, VATin Pan
09-15-2017Washington, DCThe Hamilton
09-29-2017Brownfield, MEStone Mountain Arts Center
09-30-2017Putney, VTNext Stage Arts
10-13-2017Darwin, OHFur Peace Ranch
10-14-2017Darwin, OHFur Peace Ranch
10-15-2017Darwin, OHFur Peace Ranch
10-16-2017Darwin, OHFur Peace Ranch
10-27-2017Hillsboro, ORWalters Cultural Arts Center
10-29-2017Ferndale, CAThe Old Steeple
11-09-2017Decatur, GAEddie’s Attic
11-10-2017Jacksonville, FLMudville Music Room
11-11-2017Brooksville, FLRiverhawk Music Festival