Oakleigh RSL, 95-97 Drummond Street, Oakleigh Victoria 3166

Chris Smither (USA)

Bonnie Raitt refers to SMITHER as "My Eric Clapton...". With special guest DANIEL CHAMPAGNE.

Chris Smither is one of North America’s leading folk roots artists renowned for his alluring baritone vocals, superb song writing and outstanding musicianship. His songs are set up by his quietly virtuoso guitar playing and the constant gentle rhythm of his feet. His lyrics portray a sophisticated way with words and word play, containing some blistering social commentary, carrying a few unpretentious philosophical gems and of course his dry dark understated humour. Chris is returning to Australia for his sixth tour with his brand new  latest studio recording ‘Hundred Dollar Valentine’.

Bonnie Raitt covered his songs such as “Love me like a man” on her 2nd album “Give it up” in 1972 and “I feel the same” on her “Takin’ my time” album 1973. Emmylou Harris recorded his song “Slow Surprise” for the Horse Whisperer soundtrack CD in 1998. in 2006 A song from his album “Leave the Light on”, “Diploacy” was named #42 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of of 100 BEST SONGS OF THE YEAR. And more recently in 2004, Jazz singer Diana Krawll covered “Love me like a man”.

http://www.smither.com

Wednesday 27 March
Doors open at 8pm (Music starts 8.40pm)
Price: Reserved Seats - $45+bf, General Admission - $38+bf
$40 at the door