American folk/blues singer, guitarist, and songwriter. Chris Smither is performing at the Pocahontas County Opera House in Marlinton on Saturday, September 20th at 7:30pm. His music draws deeply from the blues, American folk music, modern poets and philosophers. The New York Times writes, “With a weary, well-traveled voice and a serenely intricate finger-picking style, Smither turns the blues into songs that accept hard-won lessons and try to make peace with fate.”
From his early days as the hot New Orleans transplant in the Boston folk scene, through his wilderness years, to his reemergence in the 1990s as one of America’s most distinctive acoustic performers, Smither has always been his own man. He has zigged when others have zagged, eschewing sophisticated studio tricks and staying true to his musical vision, surrounding himself with sympathetic musicians ranging from Bonnie Raitt and the late Stephen Bruton to the next-generation kindred spirits with whom he works today.
Don’t miss out on the internal rhymes and finger picking guitar lines of Chris Smither this September. Admission is just $10. For more information, visit pocahontasoperahouse.org.
– LBSPY 57 (August 25-September 29, 2014)