Chris Smither 2024
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Chris Smither Seeks the Essential with “All About the Bones” (premiere)

“All About the Bones” is peak Chris Smither, a song that seems at once both a revelation and not unlike the return of a long-awaited friend.

Celebrated American songwriter Chris Smither releases his latest album, All About the Boneson 3rd May 2024 via Signature Sounds. The recording provides further evidence of his prodigious songwriting, playing and singing abilities as evidenced by the latest single, the LP’s titular track. 

Built on the kind of haunting, meditative guitar figures we’ve come to expect from Smither and reinforced by his oracular singing voice and heart-searing lyrics, “All About the Bones” is peak Smither, a song that seems at once both a revelation and not unlike the return of a long-awaited friend. It stands as evidence that he remains one of the most consistent and truthful artists of his time, bridging this and the last century seamlessly and in a way that is never tired or imitative. 

Joining him on the tune are longtime collaborator David “Goody” Goodrich (electric guitar, electric diddley bow, percussion), Zak (drums, percussion), Cheekus (baritone sax) and Betty Soo (vocals). 

Reflecting on the track, Smither offers, “This is about as solid as it gets, and rest assured, even this won’t last forever. It’s a theme that surfaces many times in the album, the search for the essence, the inner framework that holds everything together, which we hope will be lasting, and like everything, is transitory. S’OK, I can live with it.”

“All About the Bones” is available on digital streaming platforms on 20 March with tour dates to follow. 


# with special guest Peter Mulvey
% with special guest BettySoo

SA MAR 23 Eastham, MA – First Encounter Coffeehouse 
SA MAR 30 Charleston, WV – Clay Center’s Walker Theater/Woody Hawley Concerts
FR APR 12 Elkton, MD – Elkton Mic Hall
SA APR 13 Blairstown, NJ – Roy’s Hall
SU APR 14 Tuckerton, NJ – Lizzie Rose
TH APR 18 Concord, NH – Capitol Center for the Arts (Cloudbelly opens)
FR APR 19 Brownfield, ME – Stone Mountain Arts Center
SA APR 20 Brunswick, ME – Concerts for a Cae
WE MAY 01 Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle Mic Hall
TH MAY 02 Nashville, TN – Bluebird Cafe 
SA MAY 04 Decatur, GA – Eddie’s Attic
FR MAY 17 Fall River, MA – Narrows Ctr for Arts #
SA MAY 18 Boston, MA – City Winery Boston #
SU MAY 19 Portsmouth, NH – 3S Artspace #
SA MAY 25 Pomeroy, OH Fur Peace Ranch #
WE MAY 29 Washington, DC – The Hamilton #
TH MAY 30 Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live #
FR MAY 31 Woodstock, NY – Levon Helm Studios #
SA JUN 01 Northampton, MA – Bombyx Center for Arts & Equity #
TH JUN 06 Annapolis, MD – Ram’s Head On Stage #
FR JUN 07 New York City, NY – Iridium #
TH JUN 20 Madison, WI – The Bur Oak %
FR-SA, JUN 22 – 23 Effingham, IL – Moccasin Creek Festival 
FR JUN 21 Evanston, IL – SPACE %
TH JUL 11 Berkeley CA – Freight and Salvage
FR JUL 12 Santa Monica , CA – McCabe’s
SA JUL 13 Santa Monica, CA – McCabe’s
WE JUL 17 Eugene, OR – Shedd Institute TH JUL 18 Portland, OR – Alberta Rose Theatre
TUE JUL 23 Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern