“I recorded this Danny O’Keefe song, So Long, Harry Truman, several years ago. I thought it a good time to revisit it.” – Chris
The Smither album Still On the Levee is in fine company with Thelonious Monk, Pharoah Sanders, Bach and others on Pitchfork’s Recommendations for Music to Ease Self-Isolation.
Prine’s gone. These are sad times all over, I know, but this one really hurts. He was not just an icon in the general sense of representing the particular genre, he was a shining example of what one could be and do. He opened many, many doors for me, bringing me on board for shows from Chicago to LA to Nashville and points in between, and when I thanked him for those opportunities, simply replied, “Chris, I don’t do it for you, I do it for me.” Never have I felt more warmly included than I did then, seldom have I felt more bereft than I do now. John Prine, R.I.P.
In light of Covid-19, a number of upcoming shows have been canceled or postponed. Be assured, Chris is healthy, playing music at home, and looks forward to getting back on the road.
In the meantime, please check the Concerts page for updates, contact the venues for refunds where applicable, and we’ll post updates as we have them.
Be safe, stay healthy,
Did you miss Chris at the Green River Festival last year? Watch these two great videos from his performance.
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!)