Mission of Burma
The Cars
John Lincoln Wright and the Sour Mash Boys
Donna Summer
Arthur Fiedler
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Bonne Raitt
Chick Corea
James Taylor
The J. Geils Band
Tom Rush

To preserve, honor and showcase New England’s musical heritage.

Chris Smither


With a voice that’s combination whisper and gravel, and a fleet fingerpicking style, Florida native Chris Smither has been a local favorite since 1966, when his pal Eric von Schmidt convinced him to check out the then-burgeoning coffeehouse scene in Boston and Cambridge, getting regular work at such places as The Sword in the Stone and The Loft. This all occurred well after learning to play Burl Ives songs on a ukulele, then switching to guitar after discovering blues masters including Skip James, Mississippi John Hurt, and especially Lightnin’ Hopkins. Signed to Poppy Records, Smither, also a fan of the…

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