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Chris Smither - Troubadours (At Home) Live Stream

Coughlan's, Douglas St.

Sun 19 Jul 2020
9:00 pm

Chris Smither - Troubadours (at home) live stream concert. Streaming from our facebook page: Chris Smither is an American folk / blues singer, guitarist, and songwriter. His music draws deeply from the blues, American folk music and modern poets and philosophers. Born in Miami, during World War II, Chris Smither grew up in New Orleans where he first started playing music as a child. The son of a Tulane University professor, he was taught the rudiments of instrumentation by his uncle on his mother’s ukulele. “Uncle Howard,” Smither says, “showed me that if you knew three chords, you could play a lot of the songs you heard on the radio. And if you knew four chords, you could pretty much rule the world.” With that bit of knowledge under his belt, he was hooked. “I’d loved acoustic music – specifically the blues – ever since I first heard Lightnin’ Hopkins’ Blues In My Bottle album. I couldn’t believe the sound Hopkins got. At first I thought it was two guys playing guitar. My style, to a degree, came out of trying to imitate that sound I heard.”

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