NOW AVAILABLE: a collection of rare and previously unreleased recordings from Chris’s record label, Signature Sounds, including a rare alternate version of the title track from Chris’s 1999 album, Drive You Home Again.
“When Chris Smither spent three weeks in New Orleans in 2013 to record his new album, it was the longest stretch of time the blues-folk artist had spent in his hometown since he left there as a 23 yearold college dropout in 1968…” Read more.
In case you missed it, check out these great photos from the Signature Sounds 20th Anniversary Concerts (including Chris’s 70th birthday concert). (Photo by by Gigi Teensma.)
ON SALE NOW: Tickets for Chris’s concert at Ashfield Town Hall (Ashfield, MA) on January 24, 2015 are now available in the Store.
In celebration of Chris’s 70th birthday, Signature Sounds has released Link of Chain: A Songwriters Tribute to Chris Smither. The album features friends and peers like Loudon Wainwright III, Bonnie Raitt, and Dave Alvin performing gems plucked from Chris’s deep catalog. Music fans know that Chris has written a countless number of masterful songs during his 50-year career, but hearing this eclectic set of interpretations is a startling reminder of the depth of Smither’s catalog. Hear songs & order your copy now.
The terrific radio program The World Cafe will be broadcasting a session recorded with Chris on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. The show, with host David Dye, can be heard on over 200 stations nationwide. Check local listings for where & when the show airs in your area.
You can also listen to the show live on the WXPN Philadelphia stream at 2pm EST at www.xpn.org/music-artist/xpn-stream.
BIG NEWS – On July 22, Mighty Albert/Signature Sounds will release STILL ON THE LEVEE, a brand new, career-spanning retrospective Chris Smither double CD. Recorded in New Orleans and featuring some very special guests, including Allen Toussaint, Loudon Wainwright III and others, these fresh new takes on some fan favorites are a must for all Smither fans, as well as a terrific introductory CD for new fans! Order it now, though, and we’ll ship it to you on July 15.
Also on July 22, we will release a beautiful coffee table book of Smither lyrics. Titled LYRICS 1966-2012, it is a complete collection of the Chris Smither song catalog. A perfect book to sit down with while listening to your favorite record, it also contains photographs from Chris’s entire career. Again, order now and we’ll ship it to you on July 15.
AND, coming in September, Signature Sounds will release a Chris Smither tribute CD entitled LINK OF CHAIN. Although the tribute CD won’t be available until September, you can actually own it now if you purchase one of the limited quantity Chris Smither 50 Years of Music Premium Packages available right here on the website.
More information about all of these great new items is available in the Online Store.