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Chris Smither: Accoustic Blues

Chris Smith, Revue, 13 May 1999

DESPITE HIS UNPARALLELED folk-blues guitar work, a voice that seems to channel ancient, Appalachian spirits, and near-legendary status in folk-circles, Chris Smither has never been a major draw in his 30-plus years of touring. Though devoted fans have caught local performances like they were the return or the Messiah, only on his current tour, supporting his new album Drive You Home Again (HighTone Records), has Smither finally started packing houses and selling out multiple nights.

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