It’s been 50 years, but Peter Stokes can still hear folk-blues musician Chris Smither’s Epiphone Texan in his mind…
NOW AVAILABLE: a collection of rare and previously unreleased recordings from Chris’s record label, Signature Sounds, including a rare alternate version of the title track from Chris’s 1999 album, Drive You Home Again.
“When Chris Smither spent three weeks in New Orleans in 2013 to record his new album, it was the longest stretch of time the blues-folk artist had spent in his hometown since he left there as a 23 yearold college dropout in 1968…” Read more.
In case you missed it, check out these great photos from the Signature Sounds 20th Anniversary Concerts (including Chris’s 70th birthday concert). (Photo by by Gigi Teensma.)
ON SALE NOW: Tickets for Chris’s concert at Ashfield Town Hall (Ashfield, MA) on January 24, 2015 are now available in the Store.
In celebration of Chris’s 70th birthday, Signature Sounds has released Link of Chain: A Songwriters Tribute to Chris Smither. The album features friends and peers like Loudon Wainwright III, Bonnie Raitt, and Dave Alvin performing gems plucked from Chris’s deep catalog. Music fans know that Chris has written a countless number of masterful songs during his 50-year career, but hearing this eclectic set of interpretations is a startling reminder of the depth of Smither’s catalog. Hear songs & order your copy now.
The terrific radio program The World Cafe will be broadcasting a session recorded with Chris on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. The show, with host David Dye, can be heard on over 200 stations nationwide. Check local listings for where & when the show airs in your area.
You can also listen to the show live on the WXPN Philadelphia stream at 2pm EST at www.xpn.org/music-artist/xpn-stream.