Chris Smither. American songwriter. Guitarist. Performer. Bluesman.

Chris Smither is an original American songwriter and an electrifying guitarist whose music draws deeply from folk and blues, modern poets and philosophers.

In January 2019, Chris will come to The Met with songs from his newest record Call Me Lucky, recorded at Blue Rock Studio in Texas. Featuring his first set of new originals in six years, the album is packed with songs that offer commentary on the human condition with a wink of an eye and pulls from deep in the soul. Also featured are a couple of surprise covers that remind us of Chris’ deftness as a song interpreter as he makes the songs his own.

Joining Chris at The Met will be The Suitcase Junket (Matt Lorenz) who also played on Call Me Lucky. A young American songwriter and musician, The Suitcase Junket 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.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see Chris Smither perform songs from his new record as well as digging deep into his back catalogue of favourites.

Dates & Times

Last session: Thu 17 Jan 2019 at 8:00 PM - This event has now passed
Derby Hall
£18 / £16

Chris Smither

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