Bluesman Chris Smither will be back at the Circle of Friends Coffeehouse to open our 29th season on Saturday, September 8th at 8PM. He sports the unmistakable sound that he has made his trademark: fingerpicked acoustic guitar and evocative sonic textures meshed with spare, brilliant songs, delivered in a bone-wise, hard-won voice. Honing a synthesis of folk and blues for more than 40 years, Chris Smither is truly an American original. As Acoustic Guitar magazine wrote, Smither sings about "the big things – life, love, loss – in a penetrating and poetic yet unpretentious way."
In March 2018, Smither released his eighteenth record, Call Me Lucky to rave reviews. He recorded eight new originals along with some very special and surprising covers. Join us for a wonderful evening of the blues. https://smither.com/
"Smither is an American original – a product of the musical melting pot and one of the absolute best singer-songwriters in the world." -Associated Press.
"[Smither] taps his foot to keep the rhythm, much like the late blues legend John Lee Hooker. His finger-picked guitar lines are sleek, unhurried and insistent. And then there's the voice -- equal parts gravel and molasses, Smither's singing sounds like a distillation of the folk and blues heroes he grew up listening to in New Orleans." - National Public Radio
The Circle of Friends Coffeehouse is a non-profit organization affiliated with Franklin's First Universalist Society. Concerts are presented in a smoke free and alcohol free environment at the Society's handicapped accessible Meetinghouse, 262 Chestnut St. in Franklin, and begin at 8:00 PM; doors open at 7:30 PM. Beverages and gourmet desserts will be available. Tickets for this shows are $35. Please call (508) 528-2541 or visit http://www.circlefolk.org/ to purchase tickets or for more information.
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Oct 20 Bettman and Halpin Nov 3 Susan Werner with Jim Henry and Ruby
Nov 17 Eliza Gilkyson
Dec 8 The Nields Holiday Show and Singalong
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse · First Universalist Society · 262 Chestnut St · Franklin, MA 02038 · USA