Thursday, April 19, 2007

For Those in Memphis

Chris Smither is playing on Sunday evening at Walnut Grove and Perkins over at Holy Communion's Coffee House Concert series. If I was there, I'd go for sure....Harry and I once drove to Nashville to see him. Another time, I took Miller and Nick to Knoxville to see him and Cary, Frances, and Harrison went w/ us. I drove to Helena, Ark to see him one afternoon.

He is so very talented, and does a good show. ...a guitar player of the highest order.

Here is the 'write up'

Chris Smither

At 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 22, Chris Smither returns to the Coffee House Concerts Series stage. (It's a place to enjoy a really good cup of coffee, a glass of wine, a snack or dessert and some extraordinarily-talented acoustic musicians and singers. )

Smither was the second artist to play in our series when it began in 2004 and that show sold out very quickly (see the Previous Concerts page). Chris continues his non-stop touring, this time in support of his new CD, Leave The Light On, featuring Ollabelle and Grammy-winner Tim O'Brien. One of the most memorable points in his first Coffee House concert was performing Bob Dylan's "Desolation Row" as lightning streaked across the dark sky in the big two-story picture window behind the stage. Let's hope for a repeat! One of the most forgettable moments in that show was the neighborhood-wide brown-out (it was July, the hottest day of the year so far that year!), that momentarily shut down his performance of "Love Me Like A Man", made famous by none other than both Bonnie Raitt and Diana Krall. We're counting on NOT repeating that moment! Get your tickets today! The Coffee House opens at 6 p.m. and the
Chris Smither music starts at 7 p.m.

I notice also that Bruce Cockburn is playing there in June....another killer performer.