Yesterday, even though it was a Saturday, I made the effort to go and catch Chris Smither playing in-store at the Basement Discs.
Chris Smither is an American blues artist raised in New Orleans and his blues style owes a lot to old time blues masters like Mississippi John Hurt. He is a master guitarist and uses the old foot stomping on a board to create rhythm. He also is a very good songwriter. His songs have a sly humour and quirky lyrics. He also does great covers of well chosen songs like Dylan's "Desolation Row".
He has toured Australia many times and I have seen him on several previous occasions and look forward to seeing him play an extended set at the Clifton Hill Hotel on 10 April.