Chris Smither - Friday, March 9th 8:00
Chris Smither has the soul of a poet, the supple fingers of a guitar god and the voice of a sage. Celebrating 50 years of songwriting and performing, his newest recording, STILL ON THE LEVEE, provides a sweeping showcase of Chris Smither’s music.
Born during World War II, Chris Smither grew up in New Orleans. Turning his back on his anthropology studies, he headed to Boston. where he forged lifelong friendships with fellow folkies, including Bonnie Raitt, who went on to record his songs, “Love Me Like A Man” and “I Feel the Same."
Now celebrating his sixteenth album, Smither sounds timeless; utterly confident and unafraid, filled with humility, humor, a knowledge of what inevitably lies ahead, yet refusing to succumb to darkness. Here he reconnects with his New Orleans roots, recording at The Music Shed where guests like Allen Toussaint could stop by. Other visitors adding their talents to the twenty five tracks include Loudon Wainwright III, Kris Delmhorst, New England’s Rusty Belle, and members of renowned rock band Morphine.
"Smither is an American Original. One of the absolute best singer-songwriters in the world." - The Associated Press.