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Rolling Stone writes of Chris Smither's "stoic reflection and foxy wit are bathed in the flickering glow of passing headlights and neon bar signs. And Smither's roots are as blue as they come. There is plenty of misty Louisiana and Lightnin' Hopkins in Smither's weathered singing and unhurried picking." Born in New Orleans, Smither's unique brand of blues-infused folk is influenced by such artists as Lightnin' John Hopkins and Mississippi John Hurt.