Call Me Lucky

Call Me Lucky

by Chris SmitherChris Smither


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Chris Smither spent a fair chunk of time in the mid-2010s looking back, culminating in Still on the Levee, a two-disc set from 2014 that found the singer/songwriter revisiting songs he recorded in the past. Arriving four years later, Call Me Lucky functions as something of an answer to that aesthetic, finding the singer/songwriter living squarely in the present. He opens the album with the lively blues shuffle "The Blame's on Me," which is quickly followed by a minor-key rendition of Chuck Berry's "Maybellene," and he effectively sets the pace for the rest of the album. As Call Me Lucky rolls on -- the album proper is ten tracks, but there are six additional "B-Sides" featuring alternate takes of songs on the album, plus an introspective version of the Beatles' "She Said She Said" -- Smither adds some slower, gentler touches (highlighted by the lovely "By the Numbers"), but he retains this same sense of immediacy. By playing so directly and simply -- the album isn't unadorned, there are additional harmonies and guitars, yet it feels like it is -- Chris Smither creates a bracing, intimate record, one that feels filled with earned truths.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/02/2018
Label: Signature Sounds
UPC: 0701237209326
catalogNumber: 2093
Rank: 115187

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chris Smither   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Billy Conway   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Drums,Bass Drums,Vocals,Kalimba,African Drums
David "Goody" Goodrich   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Bass Drums,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Kalimba,Loops,Hi String,Electric Kalimba,Guitar (Electric Baritone),Guitar (Baritone),Diddley Bow
Keith Gary   Piano,Vocals
Matt Lorenz   Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Violin,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Pump Organ,Guitar (Electric Baritone),Overtone,Guitar (Baritone)
Mike Meadows   Percussion,Drums

Technical Credits

Chris Smither   Arranger,Composer,Cover Model
Chuck Berry   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Walter Vinson   Composer
Lonnie Chatmon   Composer
Keith Gary   Engineer
Matt Lorenz   Whistle
David Goodrich   Arranger,Composer,Producer

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