Chris Smither explores his unique brand of acoustic roots music on the seminal disc, Time Stands Still.
A distinctive musical force and razor-sharp storyteller, Smither introduces the project with the intuitive marvel "Don’t Call Me Stranger." The title track extends his broad blues reach, taking moderately paced rhythm stretches and layering them with poetic lyricism about the expanse of time. Smither tries a new arrangement of Dylan’s "It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry" with startling success, and Mark Knopfler’s "Madame Geneva’s" is a natural fit for the blues master; he dives in with relish to the listener’s benefit.
Time Stands Still has just that effect, leaving one in awe of the power of Chris Smither’s strong vocal approach and raw instrumental take on acoustic folk and blues.
Time Stands Still is out now on Mighty Albert/Signature Sounds/Shock Records.