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CHRIS SMITHER CALL ME LUCKY is the new record from Chris Smither and is his first set of brand new originals in six years. Recorded at the gorgeous Blue Rock Studio in the Texas foothills and packed with Smither’s trademark songs that offer soulful commentary on the human condition, CALL ME LUCKY features longtime producer and multi- instrumentalist David Goodrich, drummer Billy Conway (Morphine), Matt Lorenz (aka The Suitcase Junket), Mike Meadows, and engineer Keith Gary. Critics including the Associated Press, NPR, Mojo, and The New York Times agree that Smither remains a significant songwriter and an electrifying guitarist — an American original — as he draws deeply from folk and blues, modern poets and philosophers.
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 Lightin’ Hopkins in Smither’s weathered singing and unhurried picking.
With a weary, well-traveled 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