The most recent recording project is Still On the Levee (2014) – a double – CD retrospective. Recorded in New Orleans at the Music Shed, this career-spanning project features fresh new takes on 24 iconic songs from his vast career – including Devil Got Your Man, the first song he penned, on up to several of his most recent originals.
Coming out at the same time as Still on The Levee, the book Chris Smither Lyrics 1966 – 2013 features his complete set of lyrics complemented by select images of Chris and performance memorabilia from his decades - long career. To commemorate his career to-date, Signature Sounds is releasing an all-star tribute record including a stellar list of artists offering their takes on some Smither favorites including Josh Ritter, Bonnie Raitt, Loudon Wainwright III, Dave Alvin, Peter Case, Tim O’Brien, Patty Larkin, and many others.
Honing a synthesis of folk and blues for 50 years, Chris Smither is truly an American original. As Acoustic Guitar Magazine wrote, Smither sings about “the big things – life, love, loss – in a penetrating and poetic yet unpretentious way.