CONCERTS

An Evening with CHRIS SMITHER
Thursday, Oct. 16, Doors at 7:00 PM
Hotel Congress, Copper Hall
311 E. Congress St., Downtown Tucson

Tickets $25 advance, $28 day of show
PURCHASE TICKETS  ONLINE HERE
Outlets- Hotel Congress, Lobby.
Antigone Books, 411 N 4th Ave.
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Honing a synthesis of folk and blues for 50 years, Chris Smither is truly an American original.

‘Still On the Levee’, to be released on July 22, 2014 is a career-spanning retrospective double CD. Recorded in New Orleans with studio-mates, The Motivators, Still On the Levee plays host to special guests including Allen Toussaint and Loudon Wainwright III. The record highlights the vast catalog of an American music master.

Reviewers and fans from around the world agree that Chris is a profound songwriter, a blistering guitarist and, as he puts it, a ‘one-man band to the bone!’ Chris melds the guitar styles of his two major influences, Lightnin’ Hopkins and Mississippi John Hurt, into his own signature sound. His music continues to draw deeply from the blues, American folk music, modern poets and humanist philosophers.

‘Link Of Chain’, a tribute album of Chris Smither originals with stellar versions by Dave Alvin, Tim O’Brien, Bonnie Raitt, Josh Ritter, Loudon Wainwright III, Jorma Kaukonen, Eilen Jewell and others will be released on September 16, 2014.

Smither, a folk-blues singer-songwriter admired and covered by vocalists such as Bonnie Raitt and Emmylou Harris, grew up in New Orleans and told illuminating stories about trying to be a solo cat in a saxophone and trombone city in the Sixties – learning from Lightnin’ Hopkins records and the New Orleans-based bluesman Babe Stovall – then running with fellow New Dylans like Townes Van Zandt.

David Fricke, Rolling Stone, May 1, 2014

 

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OCT 30th
Hotel Congress, Copper Hall 
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