Jumping Hot Club Presents


Saturday 18 June, 2022. 8pm.

£18 adv. Plus booking fee when booked online.

Songwriter. Guitarist. Bluesman. Interpreter. Worldwide touring musician. For over 50 years.

Chris Smither is an American original. It’s his effortless, rippling guitar (“one-third John Hurt, one-third Lightnin’ Hopkins and one-third me”) that is distinctively Smither and his particular genius to reimagine the acoustic blues as a vehicle for rich, philosophically complex lyrics. His songs offer a commentary on the human condition that only Chris Smither can put pen to. These songs pull from deep in the soul that makes for a kind of reflection, a timeless introspection.

His shows here have always been amazing. It’s a real honour to have him back after so many years.

Opening the show is songwriter and multi-instrumentalist & beer drinker Zak Trojano. He has evolved into his own thing: A warm baritone paired with an old Martin & finger-style guitar, with a deceptively simple lyrics that on repeated listening show that the fellow at the end of the bar doesn’t say much, but he’s well worth hearing.