Been missing Chris? He’s been missing you too. Since it’s going to be a while before he is on the road again, we’re happy to announce a new opportunity to hang with Chris. Thanks to the good folks at Topeka Live you can enjoy time with Chris virtually.
Through the site, you can have a mini-concert, a guitar/songwriting session, or be serenaded with a couple of songs.
And, even better, partial proceeds will benefit Circles Morningside, a nonprofit that empowers men and women in Atlanta looking to lift themselves from poverty. Visit the Topeka Live website to sign up.
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.
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 (www.recordstoreday.com). 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.