Chris Smither is one of the most talented and creative guitarists and singer/songwriters in the American folk music scene today. According to the Associated Press, Smither is "an American original, a product of the musical melting pot, and one of the absolute best singer-songwriters in the world." From his early days as the 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, Chris Smither continues to hone his distinctive sound. Smither continues to draw deeply from the blues, American folk music, modern poets and philosophers with the 14th record of his lengthy career Hundred Dollar Valentine (Signature Sounds), released last summer.
Bathed in the flickering glow of passing headlights and neon bar signs, Smither's roots are as blue as they come. There is plenty of misty Louisiana and Lightnin' Hopkins in Smither's weathered singing and unhurried picking. So fine. Rolling Stone
The masterful combination of pure folk songwriting and intricate guitar blues are tangible signs of the singer-songwriter's vigorous genius. A megawatt solo performer. - Wired
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