“Smither has never made anything less than a stellar album, so it should come as no surprise that this one is as well…”
Exciting news: More From the Levee debuted at #3 on the Billboard Blues Albums Chart this week!
Last week, Chris joined joins host Jessie Scott at WMOT for a Words and Music session from his home in Amherst, Massachusetts.
If you missed it, listen to Chris on Afternoon Drive with Drew Mulholland on WBZ earlier this week.
WATCH: If you missed it, Chris had a terrific conversation on Instagram earlier today with Dani Pinkus of Tower Records.
“”What I Do” is quintessential Smither: His prowess as a lyricist, singer, and guitarist continues to grow. His unmistakable voice lends the tune a gravity that is deeply honest and emotionally satisfying. Smither spoke with PopMatters from his home in Massachusetts about the new collection and another project he has on the horizon…”
Album #18 from Chris Smither, MORE FROM THE LEVEE continues on from the 50-year career retrospective Still On The Levee (2014). Two weeks at The Music Shed in 2013 recording Chris’ celebrated 50-year career retrospective Still On the Levee with longtime right-hand-man and producer David Goodrich at the helm the sessions resulted in an over-abundance of songs in the can. More From The Levee contains ten of these extra gems including fan favorites Drive You Home Again, Caveman, and a brand-new Smither original titled What I Do. With members of Morphine, The Motivators and the late Allen Toussaint making it a truly special recording, More from the Levee is a snapshot of some powerful music-making.
“Sometimes songs comes back to you after some time. For Chris Smither, “Lonely Time” resurfaced nearly 50 years after he initially wrote it. The bluesy, lovelorn tale, which Smither originally recorded on his 1970 debut, I’m a Stranger Too! is just one piece of his upcoming, 18th album More From the Levee (Sept. 26), which features 24 tracks—10 of which Smither initially cut from the Still On the Levee sessions nearly 20 years ago…”
Read the full American Songwriter magazine article.