Geoffrey Himes

Geoffrey Himes writes about pop music for the Washington Post. He is a contributing editor of No Depression magazine, and his lyrics have been recorded by Billy Kemp & the Paradise Rockers, the Kinsey Report, Mojo Filter, Edge City, and Pete Kennedy & Bound for Glory.
February 24, 2015

On Chris Smither’s debut album, you can hear the twenty-five-year-old play those guitar figures with an old man’s casual grace, backed by the great jazz bassist Richard Davis. Smither’s guitar motifs are more sharply defined on the new album, and his old-man baritone matches up with the ancient guitar feel.