Chris Smither has been performing blues and roots music for more than fifty years. Growing up in New Orleans, where he says the folk music scene of the fifties and sixties barely touched, he was drawn to and influenced by the acoustic sounds of musicians like Mississippi John Hurt and Lightnin’ Hopkins. Smither is perhaps best known for his song “Love Me Like A Man” that other musicians have recorded numerous times. He is a proficient and well-respected songwriter and has even had an album of his songs recorded by a multitude of artists including the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Jorma Kaukonen and Dave Alvin. Smither’s own latest release is a double-disc anthology of his music titled Still On The Levee.
An engaging performer, Chris Smith returns to Portland for one night at the Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 NE Alberta Street on Thursday, November 12. The show begins at 7:30 pm and tickets can be purchased in advance at albertarosetheatre.com for $20.00 advance or at the box office day of show for $23.00. This event is open to all ages, minors permitted with a parent or legal guardian.