Chris Smither to play shows PA
Chris Smither – 1 night at the Tin Angel & one night at the Godfrey Daniels
-Official Press Release
Chris is an acclaimed singer-songwriter, whose career spans 40 years, 12 albums, and three DVDs. His recent CD, TIME STANDS STILL, was released last fall. He tours world-wide, performing at clubs, concert halls, and festivals in the US, Canada, Europe and Australia. His songs have appeared in various films and TV shows and have been covered by Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris and Diana Krall, among others. In 2006, Smither contributed an essay entitled “Become A Parent” to the book, Sixty Things To Do When You Turn Sixty (Ronnie Sellers Productions) and last year contributed a short story to Amplified, a collection of fiction by today’s best performing songwriters, including Mary Gauthier, Robbie Fulks, Jon Langford, Maria McKee, Rhett Miller, and others.On December 17 Chris will join Jorma Kaukonen, Patty Larkin, and Lucy Kaplansky for a Boston benefit concert for Half the Sky Foundation – which helps orphaned children in China. All four musicians have adopted daughters from China. Chris’ daughter Robin is the inspiration for his song, “I Don’t Know,” on his latest CD; it sprang from conversations he’s had with her. More on the benefit here.CHRIS SMITHERFriday, October 15 ~ 7:30 PM Godfrey Daniels (7 E Fourth St., Bethlehem, PA 18015) $21.50/$23.50 ~ 610-867-2390 ~ www.godfreydaniels.orgSaturday, October 16 ~ 7:00 & 9:30 PM + Sunday, October 17 ~ 7:00 PM Tin Angel – SUNDAY SHOW CANCELED!!!!!! (20 S Second St., Philadelphia, PA 19106) $25 ~ 21+ ~ 215-75508668 ~ www.tinangel.comINDEPENDENT (UK): Time Stands Still may be the best release of his career, full of hard-earned insights delivered in his careworn baritone drawl over an immaculately fingerpicked guitar. NEW YORK TIMES: With a weary, well-traveled voice and a serenely intricate fingerpicking style, Mr. Smither turns the blues into songs that accept hard-won lessons and try to make peace with fate.
ASSOCIATED PRESS: With Smither, the singer-songwriter craft remains in good hands. ChrisSmither.com (download jpgs, press)Chris on FacebookChris on ReverbNation (hear songs from TIME STANDS STILL)