Game of Life
Breaking the Spell of Loneliness
Chris Smither has the soul of a poet, the supplefingers of a guitar god and the voice of a sage.
On the occasion of 50 years of songwriting and performing, his newest recording, STILL ON THE LEVEE provides a sweeping showcase of Chris Smither’s music - from his very earliest songs to his most recent.
It may be his sixteenth album, but Smither sounds timeless; utterly confident and unafraid, filled with humility, humor, a knowledge of what inevitably lies ahead, yet refusing to succumb to darkness.
Here he reconnects with his New Orleans roots, recording there at The Music Shed where guests like Allen Toussaint could stop by with longtime right-hand-man David Goodrich at the helm. Other visitors adding their talents to the twenty five tracks include Loudon Wainwright III, Kris Delmhorst, New England’s Rusty Belle, and members of renowned rock band Morphine.