All Of Chris Smither’s Bones

New Music Chris Smither

Chris Smither – Photo: Jo Chattman

Chris Smither

New Single “Down In Thibodaux”

New Album ‘All Of The Bones’ Out May 3, 2024

Folk blues storyteller legend Chris Smither is back with a new single “Down In Thibodaux”, out now. It’s the first track from his twentieth album All About The Bones, out May 3 on Signature Sounds. The album was recorded at Sonelab Studios in Easthampton, Massachusetts by Justin Pizzoferrato.

The video of the new single features longtime producer David Goodrich on diddley bow and Austin, Texas artist BettySoo on vocals.

When I was a kid my next door neighbor was a man named Boudreaux from Thibodaux, LA. I made up the rest of the story as a chance to use a few French terms and throw out some cultural references from Cajun country. 

“The rhythm has a sort of Cajun feel to it, and Goody playing the diddley bow adds a perfect homemade touch to what is really just a home-made song in the nicest sense. Zak (Trojano) would fit in with any band at a fais do-do, and BettySoo can sing with any one, while showing my favorite smile.”

Chris Smither

The sound and imagery of All About the Bones is reportedly elemental – black shadows, gothic mansion and New Orleans street lamps. Smither’s guitar and rumbling baritone are joined by Zak Trojano’s rock-steady drumming, BettySoo’s harmony vocals and Chris Cheeks saxophone.

Smither is renowned for his cutting-edge and insightful songwriter and, after six decades of honing his narrative skills, the new record will be eagerly anticipated.

Smither turns 80 this year, but his touring schedule indicates that he has no intention of slowing down.


1) All About the Bones

2) Digging the Hole

3) Still Believe in You

4) If Not for the Devil

5) Calm Before the Storm

6) Down in Thibodaux

7) In the Bardo

8) Close the Deal

9) Completion

10) Time to Move On



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New Music Chris Smither


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  1. We saw concert and met Chris afterwards at Burke and Wills vineyard.Had delight telling him Melbourne was a sister city to Boston MA the state where Chris hails.
    Rob & Cheryl

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    • As usual, you are a uniquely astute observer of the best music! Chris has a track record par excellence. Warm regards to you and Cheryl!

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