Born in Miami, but raised in New Orleans, Smither first became interested in music as a child when his Uncle taught him how to play ukulele. He remembers that Uncle Howard showed him “that if you knew three chords, you could play a lot of songs…and if you knew four chords, you could pretty much rule the world.”
A profound songwriter, Chris Smither draws deeply from the blues, American folk music, modern poets, and philosophers. Reviewers continue to praise his dazzling guitar work, gravelly voice and songwriting. “Smither is an American original – a product of the musical melting pot and one of the absolute best singer-songwriters in the world.”—Associated Press
Since releasing his first album in 1971, Smither has released 15 others with his most recent album, Still on the Levee, dropping in 2014. Still touring internationally and all over the United States, we are so honored to have him fit us into his schedule.