Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Chris Smither- Time To Spend
I love Townes Van Zandt as much as the next guy. The troubadour deserves all the posthumous acclaim he's received. But where's the love for Chris Smither? Does the guy have to die in order to become fashionable? A few poor production decisions prevent Happier Blue from being perfect. The coveted out-of-print 1993 release closes with "Time To Spend." It reveals Smither's wit, lyricism and remarkable way with a guitar.
David Byrne covering "There Stands the Glass"? No way! Yet here it is.
Kansas City Click: Join the kids at El Torreon for Benison and Edwin Vs. the Ants.