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CHRIS SMITHER. Songwriter. Guitarist. Entertainer. Bluesman.
CALL ME LUCKY is the brand-new record from Chris Smither and is his very first set of brand brand-new originals in six years (release date: March 2018 on Signature Sounds/Mighty Albert). Taped at the gorgeous Blue Rock Studio in the Texas foothills CALL ME FORTUNATE 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 provide commentary on the human condition with a wink of an eye and pulls from deep in the soul. To complete the project are a couple of surprise covers that remind us of Chris’ deftness as a tune interpreter as he makes the songs his own.
Sharpening a synthesis of folk and blues for 50 years, Smither is genuinely an American original. Reviewers and fans from all over the world, including Wanderer and The New York City Times, concur that Chris continues to be a profound songwriter, a blistering guitar player, and extreme performer as he draws deeply from the blues, American folk music, contemporary poets and humanist philosophers.
CALL ME LUCKY does simply that. Examine it out. Examine out Chris Smither.