Chris was recently interviewed for Feast Your Ears!, a documentary about the legendary Washington, DC radio station WHFS.
One of the most beloved stations in the history of FM radio, WHFS was a station that championed vernacular American music absent in standard rock programming at the time – mixing in blues, jazz, comedy, country, bluegrass, folk, cajun, and zydeco. The filmmakers have launched a Kickstarter program to help finance the final stages of the project. If you’re interested in helping the film reach its audience, click here.
Although she calls it a Bonnie Raitt song, singer Kelly Clarkson recently covered Chris’s song “Love Me Like a Man” at a concert in Nashville. Watch the video on YouTube.
Be sure to pick up a copy of the Aug-Sept 2015 issue of fRoots magazine – Chris is on the cover!
It’s been 50 years, but Peter Stokes can still hear folk-blues musician Chris Smither’s Epiphone Texan in his mind…
Read the full Boston Globe article.
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.