Chris Smither GUESTS: Chris Smither Singer / Songwriter / Guitar player Boston-based blues guitarist Chris Smither's career as a singer and songwriter spans more than three decades. Born and raised in New Orleans, Smither moved to Boston in 1966 where his smooth guitar style and seasoned voice earned him a loyal following. Smither joins Melinda Penkava in studio 3A for an hour of music and conversation. He'll talk about the songwriting process, the new Americana radio format, playing cover titles and his own career. Singer/songwriter Chris Smither ... on the next Talk of the Nation, from NPR News.