Now available is the new book, Amplified (Melville House), a collection of 15 short stories by some of today’s most compelling performing songwriters, including Chris, Robbie Fulks, Mary Gauthier, Jon Langford, Maria McKee, Rhett Miller and others. Order your copy now!.
Time Out Chicago reviews Amplified and says: “Veteran Boston folk singer Chris Smither opens the collection with the best story…”
Click here to read the full review.
Those familiar with Chris’s song No Love Today might enjoy this video about the last fruit peddler in New Orleans. (Click to view video.)
Thanks to Nate Goldshlag for the link.
Chris recently performed at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia for the series “Live Fridays”, produced by NPR and member station WXPN. You can listen to Chris’s performance on the NPR website.
Just released is the brand new guitar instructional DVD, Chris Smither Teaches Six Outstanding Fingerpicking Arrangements. It includes the songs “No Love Today”, “Drive You Home Again”, “Visions of Johanna” (Dylan), “Get a Better One”, “Leave the Light On”, and “Blues in the Bottle” (Lightnin Hopkins) and you can order your copy online now.
Chris was recently featured on the NPR program Weekend Edition and you can listen to the piece on the NPR website.
Sixty Things To Do When You Turn Sixty is a collection of essays (including one by Chris) that speaks to the reader who has or will soon turn 60. The collection includes essays that are practical, covering subjects like health care, fitness, finance, and business, and also essays that are more reflective, more whimsical, or more reassuring, or just plain laugh-out-loud funny. All royalties are donated to cancer research.
On her latest album, The Girl in the Other Room, Diana Krall covers Chris’s song “Love Me Like a Man”. The album, which also features songs by Tom Waits, Joni Mitchell, Mose Allison, and Elvis Costello, is in stores now.
Purchase Chris’s album Another Way to Find You featuring his version of the song.