Tuesday 15 January, 8.00pm
CHRIS SMITHER. Songwriter. Guitarist. Performer. Bluesman.
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 and gravelly voice. Call Me Lucky is the new record from Chris Smither and is his first set of brand new originals in six years.
The record features Smither – trademark songs that offer commentary on the human condition with a wink of an eye and pulls from deep in the soul. A couple of surprise covers remind us of Chris’ deftness as a song interpreter as he makes the songs his own.
‘His songbook is overflowing with rollicking, clever blues-based folk tunes, and he has been a consistently engaging live performer for more than four decades”’ – THE WASHINGTON POST
On this tour of the UK and Ireland The Suitcase Junket (Matt Lorenz) who also played on Call Me Lucky will play a short opener set of his music that is rooted in the salvaged sounds of mountain ballads, blues manifestos, American juke joints and back porches; it’s that and his road-worn voice rising over the grind of a tube-amped dumpster guitar, and the wild double pitches of throat singing that drew Chris to Matt’s music.
Doors 7.45pm | Unreserved Seating