Mountain Stage this week

On radio stations around the country this week, Chris will be on Mountain Stage with host Larry Groce, along with Bettye LaVette, Joan Osborne, and Nick Moss Band feat. Dennis Gruenling. Visit the Mountain Stage website for local stations and airtimes. 

New York Times: The Playlist

Check it out: “Nobody Home” from the new album Call Me Lucky, featured in today’s New York Times playlist:

“Humor faces down desolation in “Nobody’s Home” from Call Me Lucky, an existential ramble from the latest album by the sage, scratchy-voiced, blues-rooted, 73-year-old songwriter Chris Smither: “Everybody wants to text me ‘cause they ain’t got nothing to say,” he notes. He recorded two versions, as he did with half a dozen of the album’s songs; one’s a ragtimey cackle, while the other is slower and more pensive, revealing a little more darkness.” – Jon Parales

Video Premiere

Big thanks to World Café and NPR for premiering Chris’ newest video, “The Blame’s On Me.” Take a look at this behind-the-scenes footage from Chris’ Blue Rock Studios session, while he was making his new record, CALL ME LUCKY (due in March).

Many thanks to Billy, Sarah, Will, Jacob, Matt, Colin, Keith, Patrick, and Rusti of Blue Rock, and also Tom at Reelife Productions.