Chris SmitherJul 20, 2012 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Smither taps his foot to keep the rhythm, much like the late blues legend John Lee Hooker. His finger-picked guitar lines are sleek, unhurried and insistent. And then there's the voice-equal parts gravel and molasses. Smither's singing sounds like a distillation of the folk and blues heroes he grew up listening to in New Orleans. 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.
The masterful combination of pure folk songwriting and intricate guitar blues are tangible signs of the singer-songwriter's vigorous genius.
“Love Me Like a Man” - rather, “Love You Like a Man” - was written by Chris Smither when he was a mere twenty-three. Although the Bonnie Raitt version is admittedly amazing, there is nothing like hearing Smither do it himself. Listen - Smither.com
2 Young Road
Londonderry, NH 03053