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CHRIS SMITHER. Songwriter. Guitar player. Performer. Bluesman.
CALL ME FORTUNATE is the new record from Chris Smither and is his very first set of brand new originals in six years (release date: March 2018 on Signature Sounds/Mighty Albert). Tape-recorded at the beautiful Blue Rock Studio in the Texas foothills CALL ME LUCKY features longtime producer and multi instrumentalist David Goodrich, drummer Billy Conway (Morphine), Matt Lorenz (aka The Travel suitcase Junket), Mike Meadows, and engineer Keith Gary. The new record functions Smither hallmark songs that offer commentary on the human condition with a wink of an eye and pulls from deep in the soul. To complete the job are a couple of surprise covers that advise us of Chris’ deftness as a tune interpreter as he makes the songs his own.
Refining a synthesis of folk and blues for 50 years, Smither is genuinely an American original. Reviewers and fans from worldwide, including Rolling Stone and The New York Times, agree that Chris continues to be an extensive songwriter, a blistering guitar player, and extreme performer as he draws deeply from the blues, American folk music, modern-day poets and humanist thinkers.
CALL ME LUCKY does just that. Check it out. Inspect out Chris Smither.