Big thanks to the good folks at Smithsonian Folkways and the Newport Folk Festival for inviting Chris to perform at the 2018 festival, and for this very special Smithsonian Folkways interview. (Thank you John Smith and Seth Langer!)
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Watch a new video of Chris performing his classic song “Every Mother’s Son” at home.
“Call me lucky” are the first words he sings on the album’s first song “The Blame’s on Me,” and “on reflection,” Smither tells me, “I decided that I really am lucky in a lot of ways.
“I’ve made a living doing something that I would cheerfully have paid to be allowed to do. I’m healthy, I’ve got a family that loves me. Pretty hard to beat.”
Read the full No Depression article…
“It’s almost impossible to describe the full effect of good music, music that reaches deep…”
Check out this great review of Chris’s recent performance at The Ark in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on the website Pulp.
Watch Chris cover the Mississippi Sheiks song Sittin’ on Top of the World.
“I learned it 50 years ago and I just thought to myself, ‘I should slow this down because it’s not really a happy song,” he says.
Hear Chris talk about songs from the new album, on the latest podcast from Fretboard Journal.