Chris Smither & The Motivators – Tickets – Rams Head On Stage – Annapolis, MD – November 20th, 2014

Chris Smither & The Motivators

Chris Smither & The Motivators

Caitlin Canty

Thu, November 20, 2014

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Rams Head On Stage

Annapolis, MD

$29.50

This event is 21 and over

Chris Smither
Chris Smither
Honing a synthesis of folk and blues for more than 50 years, Chris Smither is truly an American original.

Having released a series of timeless records since the early 1970s, Chris’ newest release, Still On The Levee, is a career-spanning retrospective double CD. Recorded in New Orleans with studio-mates he calls The Motivators, Still On the Levee plays host to special guests including Allen Toussaint and Loudon Wainwright III. The record highlights the vast catalog of an American music master.

Reviewers and fans from around the world agree that Chris is a profound songwriter, a blistering guitarist and, as he puts it, a ‘one-man band to the bone.’ Chris melds the styles of his two major influences, Lightnin’ Hopkins and Mississippi John Hurt, into his own signature guitar sound. His music continues to draw deeply from the blues, American folk music, modern poets and humanist philosophers.

'Link Of Chain', a tribute album of Chris Smither originals with stellar versions by Dave Alvin, Tim O'Brien, Bonnie Raitt, Josh Ritter, Loudon Wainwright III, Jorma Kaukonen, Eilen Jewell and others will be released on September 16, 2014.

“Smither, a folk-blues singer-songwriter admired and covered by vocalists such as Bonnie Raitt and Emmylou Harris, grew up in New Orleans and told illuminating stories about trying to be a solo cat in a saxophone and trombone city in the Sixties – learning from Lightnin' Hopkins records and the New Orleans-based bluesman Babe Stovall – then running with fellow New Dylans like Townes Van Zandt.” David Fricke, Rolling Stone
Caitlin Canty
Caitlin Canty
Caitlin Canty delivers her fine-edged songs with a 1930′s Recording King guitar and a dusky alto, painting the line between joy and pathos with uncanny precision and power. Raised in small-town Vermont, the daughter of a school teacher and a house painter, she spent a decade in New York City cutting her teeth on both sides of the microphone – as a performer and as the first employee of the successful Artists Den series.

In 2014 she will release RECKLESS SKYLINE, a new collection of original songs produced by acclaimed songwriter Jeffrey Foucault, and featuring an all-star band on twelve songs that veer nimbly between country ballads and straight-up rockers, dark blues and sparsely arranged folk.

A constant collaborator, Canty writes and performs with several bands, including Down Like Silver – her ongoing duo project with Nashville's Peter Bradley Adams – and the Massachusetts-based indie-folk quartet Darlingside. She has released two full-length albums under her own name, most recently GOLDEN HOUR, a gently produced and Western-tinged album tracked live in Maine in the winter of 2012. Meanwhile, Canty spends much of her year on the road, or dividing her time between Nashville, Idaho, and New England.

Caitlin Canty teams with some of the finest musicians in the world – including members of Morphine, Booker T, Cold Satellite, and Ray LaMontagne's Pariah Dogs – to create a sound that harnesses the grit and spark at the very heart of American music, and tempers it with a voice at once so haunting and distinct that it's instantly memorable, instantly classic.
Venue Information:
Rams Head On Stage
33 West St.
Annapolis, MD, 21401
http://www.ramsheadonstage.com/

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