Chicago Sun-Times

Chris Smither’s blues hide hope in tough topics

“Chris Smither has traveled countless miles with his careworn blend of folk and acoustic blues. His hallmarks include the fingers of an effortless musician, a voice as craggy and deep as the earth, the soul of a philosopher and master poet, and the foot-tapping percussion of a restless wanderer…”

Read the full article about Chris in the Chicago Sun-Times

Chris @ WFUV

Another take on the song “What Might Have Been”, from Chris’s new album Hundred Dollar Valentine – this one performed live at WFUV in New York.

And visit the WFUV website to see more videos of Chris performing in their studios.

New Video

Watch a video of Chris performing the song “What It Might Have Been” from his new album, Hundred Dollar Valentine.  (Order the album here!)

Boston Globe Books Article

May 13, 2012 / The Boston Globe

Chris Smither: Folk/blues musician and voracious re-reader

Chris Smither has had the well-sanded, world-weary voice of an old blues man since the New Orleans transplant first landed on Boston’s folk scene in the 1960s. This summer he comes out with his 12th studio record, Hundred Dollar Valentine, which locals can get a preview of at his May 19 show at Arlington’s Regent Theatre.

BOOKS: What are you reading currently?

SMITHER: I just read Donna Leon’s last one, “Drawing Conclusions,” another one of her mysteries set in Venice…

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New DVD featuring Chris & other songwriters

Troubadour Blues is a journey into the world of well-traveled singer-songwriters like Peter Case, Mary Gauthier, Chris Smither, Dave Alvin, Slaid Cleaves and many more. This 95-minute documentary, produced over a 10-year period by filmmaker Tom Weber, provides a revealing look at the heartbreaks and joys of these modern-day wandering minstrels. The film contains live performances of 40 brilliantly crafted songs by these assorted artists, as well as informal moments and interviews in which the artists reflect on audiences, songwriting, the music business, and life.

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