CHRIS SMITHER

Tuesday August 12 - 8:00pm

Bathed in the flickering glow of passing headlights and neon bar signs, Smither's roots are as blue as they come. There is plenty of misty Louisiana and Lightnin' Hopkins in Smither's weathered singing and unhurried picking.  So fine.”    --Rolling Stone

Masterful… A megawatt solo performer.”    --Wired

Having distilled his own signature sound of blues and folk for over 40 years, Chris Smither is truly an American original. Chris loves the acoustics of the Payomet tent, and we love the music he creates! His most recent recording project is Still On the Levee (2014) – a double –  CD retrospective recorded in New Orleans. Coming out at the same time as Still on The Levee, the book Chris Smither Lyrics 1966 – 2013 features his complete set of lyrics complemented by select images of Chris and performance memorabilia from his decades-long career.  To commemorate his career to-date, Signature Sounds is releasing in September an all-star tribute record including a stellar list of artists offering their takes on some Smither favorites including Josh Ritter, Bonnie Raitt, Loudon Wainwright III, Dave Alvin, Peter Case, Tim O’Brien, Patty Larkin, and many others.

Chris Smither is truly an American original.  As Acoustic Guitar Magazine wrote, Smither sings about “the big things – life, love, loss – in a penetrating and poetic yet unpretentious way."

 

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