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

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
07-28-2017Chicago, 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
10-29-2017Ferndale, CAThe Old Steeple
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
12-15-2017Newburyport, MAThe Firehouse Center for the Arts