Chris Smither

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

Still On the Levee, is a career spanning retrospective double CD. Recorded in New Orleans with studio mates, The Motivators, the album 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. 

Tour Dates

07-28-2017Chicago, ILCity Winery-Chicago
07-29-2017Maplewood, MOFocal Point
08-04-2017Rockport, MAShalin Liu Performance Center
08-05-2017Ellsworth, METhe Grand Auditorium
08-11-2017Beacon, NYTowne Crier
08-12-2017Great Barrington, MAThe Guthrie Center
08-25-2017Rio Grande, NJHawk Haven Winery & Vineyard
09-14-2017Richmond, VATin Pan
09-15-2017Washington, DCThe Hamilton
09-16-2017New Hope, PANew Hope Winery
09-29-2017Brownfield, MEStone Mountain Arts Center
09-30-2017Putney, VTNext Stage Arts
10-12-2017Worthington, OHNatalie’s
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
10-28-2017Phoenix, ORHilltop Music Shop
10-29-2017Ferndale, CAThe Old Steeple
11-03-2017Norfolk, CTInfinity Hall
11-04-2017Kingston, MASouth Shore Folk Music Club
11-09-2017Decatur, GAEddie’s Attic
11-10-2017Jacksonville, FLMudville Music Room
11-11-2017Brooksville, FLRiverhawk Music Festival
11-17-2017DeWitt, NYMay Memorial
02-28-2018Lakeside, CAHouse Concert
03-01-2018Carlsbad, CAMuseum of Making Music
03-02-2018Santa Monica, CAMcCabe’s
03-03-2018Santa Barbara, CASings Like Hell at Lobero Theatre
03-04-2018Santa Monica, CAMcCabe’s
03-07-2018Portland, ORAlberta Rose Theatre
03-08-2018Eugene, ORJohn G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
03-09-2018Bainbridge, WAThe Treehouse Cafe
03-10-2018Vancouver, BCSt. James Hall
03-11-2018Seattle, WATractor Tavern
03-14-2018Santa Cruz, CAKuumbwa Jazz Center
03-15-2018Auburn, CAAuburn Placer Performing Arts Center
03-16-2018Berkeley, CAFreight and Salvage