So Long, Harry Truman

“I recorded this Danny O’Keefe song, So Long, Harry Truman, several years ago. I thought it a good time to revisit it.” – Chris 


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.

Show Cancellations

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,
Team Smither

New Vinyl Release: June 20 (Date Change)

June 20 is Record Store Day when MORE FROM THE LEVEE from Chris Smither will be released and only available at your local record store ( Contact your local store now and let them know Chris Smither MORE FROM THE LEVEE is on your wish list.
More From the Levee, Smither’s first vinyl release in over 35 years, has ten of the remaining songs from the 2013 Still On The Levee recording sessions treasure chest. These gems were mixed and mastered especially for this vinyl-only release (Mighty Albert/Signature Sounds) for Record Store Day. A sweet, intimate collection of some fan favorites this vinyl record includes Lonely Time, Cave Man, and Hey Hey Hey. In addition to Chris’ core recording session band of producer David Goodrich, Billy Conway, Anita Suhanin, and Jimmy Fitting, More From the Levee features Allen Toussaint on Chris’ Let It Go, and members of Morphine on the haunting Drive You Home Again. Also making its debut is a brand new Chris Smither song What I Do, a nod to his childhood and formative years in New Orleans.
Let your local record store know that More From the Levee is on your wish list!
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Green River Videos

Did you miss Chris at the Green River Festival last year? Watch these two great videos from his performance. 



Smithsonian Folkways Interview

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!)