Chris Smither is truly an American original. Over the last five decades, he has honed his signature sound which is influenced by blues and folk as much as modern poetry and philosophy. A profound songwriter and a blistering guitarist, Smither is, as he puts it, a “one-man band to the bone!” Well-respected amongst his peers, a tribute album featuring artists like Bonnie Raitt, Josh Ritter, Dave Alvin, Loudon Wainwright III, and many more was recently released in Smither’s honor. This tour comes on the heels of Smither’s latest release, Still On the Levee, a career-spanning retrospective double album.
This performance is part of Strathmore’s Shades of Blues festival. Check out the full line-up.