PUTNEY -- Next Stage Arts Project presents Chris Smither on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 8 p.m., at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill. Tickets are $20 general, $18 for students or seniors, available at www.nextstagearts.org and at Offerings in Putney.
Smither is one of the most talented and creative guitarists and singer/songwriters in the American folk music scene today. According to the Associated Press, Smither is "an American original, a product of the musical melting pot, and one of the absolute best singer-songwriters in the world."
From his early days as the New Orleans transplant in the Boston folk scene, through his wilderness years, to his re-emergence in the 1990s as one of America’s most distinctive acoustic performers, Smither continues to hone his distinctive sound. He draws deeply from the blues, American folk music, modern poets and philosophers with the 14th record of his lengthy career, "Hundred Dollar Valentine" (Signature Sounds), released last summer.