Chris Smither


Touring UK June 2022.


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Honing his synthesis of folk and blues for over 50 years, Chris Smither, truly an American original, returns to the UK to perform music from his vast song catalogue in 2022.

A profound songwriter and captivating performer, Smither mesmerizes listeners with his guitar playing – melding the styles of his two major influences, Lightnin’ Hopkins and Mississippi John Hurt into his own signature guitar sound. His music draws deeply from the blues, American folk music, modern poets and humanist philosophers and continues to earn accolades. Critics universally agree on Smither’s important contribution to contemporary music from five-star reviews in Mojo magazine to a Top 10 spot on Rolling Stone Senior Editor David Fricke’s best of New Orleans Jazz & Heritage festival performances in 2014.

Chris’ songs have appeared in films and TV shows and been covered by Bonnie Raitt, John Mayall, Emmylou Harris and Diana Krall, among others. Chris continues to tour festivals, music clubs and concerts halls all over the world.

“With a weary, well-travelled voice and a serenely intricate finger-picking style, Mr. Smither turns the blues into songs that accept hard-won lessons and try to make peace with fate.” New York Times   

Tour Dates

01/06/2022Kings PlaceLONDON
03/06/2022Mylor SessionsMYLOR
04/06/2022St Ives GuildhallST IVES
05/06/2022Exeter PhoenixEXETER
07/06/2022The Stables TheatreWAVENDON
08/06/2022Graylingwell ChapelCHICHESTER
10/06/2022The GreystonesSHEFFIELD
11/06/2022Settle Victoria HallSETTLE
12/06/2022The Live RoomSHIPLEY
14/06/2022St George'sBRISTOL
15/06/2022Liverpool Philharmonic HallLIVERPOOL
16/06/2022Webster's TheatreGLASGOW
17/06/2022The MetBURY
18/06/2022Gosforth Civic TheatreNEWCASTLE UPON TYNE