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Chris Smither

October 16th, 2015

Chris Smither
Event on 2016-02-20 20:00:00
with Milton
Chris Smither's signature acoustic blues and folk sound has resonated with audiences for over 50 years. Don't miss their latest release, the career-spanning retrospective double CD 'Still on Levee.'[Smither] taps his base to keep the rhythm, similar to the belated blues legend John Lee Hooker. Their finger-picked electric guitar lines are sleek, unhurried and insistent. Then theres the sound equal components gravel and molasses, Smithers performing appears like a distillation associated with folk and blues heroes he spent my youth hearing in New Orleans. – NPR With a weary, well-traveled vocals and a serenely intricate finger-picking design, Mr. Smither turns the blues into tracks that accept hard-won classes and attempt to make comfort with fate. – ny Times"Bathed inside flickering radiance of passing headlights and neon bar indications, Smithers origins are because blue as they come. There is lots of misty Louisiana and Lightnin Hopkins in Smithers weathered performing and unhurried picking. Therefore fine." – Rolling Stone"Nobody philosophizes to the blues that can match Chris Smither. the singer and guitar player is still a spellbinding blend of the elemental additionally the erudite, with a deft touch and frequently droll undertone enabling him to go deeply without getting ponderous or pretentious." – Philadelphia Inquirer

at Sellersville Theater 1894 & The Washington home Restaurant
24 West Temple Avenue
Sellersville, United States

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Chris Dave and Drumhedz , Support: The Ronnie Scotts All Stars

September 2nd, 2014

Chris Dave therefore the Drumhedz , Support: The Ronnie Scotts All Stars
Event on 2014-11-05 00:00:00
One of the world's many exciting modern drummers appears exclusively at Ronnie Scott's for 1 evening just.

 LINEUP TBC BUT LIKELY: Chris Dave (drums), Isaiah Sharkey (electric guitar), Kebbi Williams (saxophone/flute), Nick McNack (bass)

“Chris Dave is just about the most dangerous drummer alive. He Could Be completely reinventing precisely what you certainly can do with drums.” – ?uestlove


Chris Dave ‘s been around the entire world and back playing for and recording with a few of music’s many established and iconic musicians including: Adele, Maxwell, D’Angelo, Beyoncé , Kenny Garrett, Terrence Blanchard, Wynton Marsalis, Pat Metheny, Donald Brown, MF Doom, Bilal, Lupe Fiasco, Me’shell N’Degeocello, Lalah Hathaway, Ledisi, Sonny Rollins, the Robert Glasper Trio/Experiment, Pharoahe Monche, TLC, Toni Braxton, Kevin Mahogany, Kim Burrell, Mos Def, Erykah Badu, typical, Talib Kweli, Jill Scott, A Tribe Called Quest, Mint Condition (Janet Jackson World Tour), Michelle Williams, Dianne Reeves, Sa Ra, Geri Allen, Yolanda Adams, Soulful Symphony, Reginald Veal and much more.


Born in Houston, Texas, drummer Chris Dave, also known as Chris “Daddy” Dave, started his music job into the late 1980s. Chris Dave the most revered plus in demand artists of his generation. His eccentric approach to the drum set and his ability to conform to any musical setting, whether jazz, hip-hop or R&B, has put him in a category of his own.


Chris Dave got their start, like many performers, playing in church. Although gospel music had been an important facilitator of Chris Dave’s very early design development, he credits jazz music as their strongest influence. As a teenager, he had been confronted with jazz legends like Miles and Coltrane when listening to music with his daddy. Chris Dave blossomed regarding the drums, in the course of time graduating from Houston’s prestigious senior school the Performing and artistic Arts.


He studied at Howard University in Washington D.C. in which he came across acclaimed manufacturers and previous Prince associates Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. Through this relationship, Chris Dave began dealing with R&B band Mint Condition as well as the rest reported by users, is history.


Since the 1990s found a finish plus the 2000s began, Chris Dave’s assent as one of the greatest drummers in the world begun to simply take shape. Their available interpretations of rhythm and their ability to conform to each musical establishing in a different way led to many new possibilities and platforms for Chris Dave showing his evolution towards globe.  Present jobs include their contribution while the featured drummer on Adele’s Grammy nominated record album 21 and Maxwell’s Grammy winning record BLACKsummers’night.


at Ronnie Scott’s
47 Frith Street
City of London, United Kingdom

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Chris Brown – Loyal [Clean/Radio Version] (feat. Lil Wayne & French Montana)

June 24th, 2014

This is the Official Clean Version. Note: Song rights belong to Chris Brown and each artists associated. NO COPYRIGHT INTENDED. For promotional purposes for …
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Chris Pupecki of the Doomriders

April 14th, 2014

A few nice washington concert images I found:

Chris Pupecki of the Doomriders
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Image by Metal Chris
This is Chris Pupecki playing with the Doomriders at the Rock And Roll Hotel in Washington DC on Sunday 11 April 2010.

I’ve got a review of this concert, including a live video I shot there, posted to my blog at:

Heading to the Mall
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It took a good hour and a half of walking till I finally cleared the security gates for ticketed viewers. This is around 6:30 in the morning, and the streets were packed.

Smith About to Build America’s Hockey Capital
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WASHINGTON, DC – November 26, 2010: Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Mike Smith (#42) before the start of the second period of their NHL ice hockey game against the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center, a period where Smith would give up three goals.

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Chris @ battle of the bands

February 6th, 2014

Syndrome (Pt2) B2R Battle of Youth Rock Bands 9:30 Club

Syndrome took first place in the high school competition at the B2R Battle of the Bands at the 9:30 Club in Washington DC on May 4, 2008.

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October 5th, 2013

Event on 2013-11-17 20:00:00
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A profound songwriter, Chris Smither draws deeply from the blues, American folk music, modern poets, and  philosophers. Reviewers continue to praise his dazzling guitar work, gravelly voice and songwriting. “Smither is an American original – a product of the musical melting pot and one of the absolute best singer-songwriters in the world.”—Associated Press.

Born in Miami, during World War II, Chris Smither grew up in New Orleans where he first started playing music as a child. The son of a Tulane University professor, he was taught the rudiments of instrumentation by his uncle on his mother’s ukulele. “Uncle Howard,” Smither says, “showed me that if you knew three chords, you could play a lot of the songs you heard on the radio. And if you knew four chords, you could pretty much rule the world.” With that bit of knowledge under his belt, he was hooked. “I’d loved acoustic music – specifically the blues – ever since I first heard Lightnin’ Hopkins’ Blues In My Bottle album. I couldn’t believe the sound Hopkins got. At first I thought it was two guys playing guitar. My style, to a degree, came out of trying to imitate that sound I heard.”

In his early twenties, Smither turned his back on his anthropology studies and headed to Boston at the urging of legendary folk singer Eric von Schmidt. It was the mid-’60s and acoustic music thrived in the streets and coffeehouses there. Smither forged lifelong friendships with many musicians, including Bonnie Raitt who went on to record his songs, “Love Me Like A Man” and “I Feel the Same. (Their friendship has endured with Bonnie guest-appearing on Smither’s record Train Home and, more recently, she invited him to support one of her dates on her current Slipstream tour.) What quickly evolved from his New Orleans and Cambridge musical experiences/influence is his enduring, singular guitar sound – a beat-driven finger-picking, strongly influenced by the playing of Mississippi John Hurt and Lightnin’ Hopkins, layered over the ever-present backbeat of his rhythmic, tapping feet (always mic’d in performance).

Smither’s first albums, I’m A Stranger, Too! (1971) and Don’t It Drag On (1972) were released on Poppy Records, home of kindred spirit Townes Van Zandt. By the time Smither recorded his third album, Honeysuckle Dog, with Lowell George and Dr. John helping out, United Artists had absorbed Poppy and ultimately dropped much of their roster, including Smither. Smither made his next record in 1985, when the spare It Ain’t Easy on Adelphi Records marked his return to the studio.

By the early ’90s, Smither’s steady nationwide touring and regular release of consistently acclaimed albums cemented his reputation as one of the finest acoustic musicians in the country. His 1991 album, Another Way to Find You, was recorded  live in front of an in-studio audience with no overdubs or second takes. This would be the first of two albums with Flying Fish Records. His next recording, Happier Blue, was embraced by Triple A radio and received the NAIRD (now AFIM) award as Best Folk Recording of 1993. Up On The Lowdown (1995) marked the first of a trio of albums to be recorded with producer Stephen Bruton at The Hit Shack in Austin and his first of five albums with roots label HighTone Records. Up On the Lowdown rode the crest of the newly formed Americana radio format wave and sparked considerable interest abroad. A tour of Australia with Dave Alvin and extensive solo touring in Europe led to an expanding global interest in Smither. His song, “I Am The Ride,” from this album inspired the independent film, The Ride, for which Smither also composed the original score.

In early 1997 Smither released Small Revelations. It climbed the Americana and Triple A radio charts and led to concert dates with B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Nanci Griffith, and the hugely successful, original  Monsters of Folk’ tour with Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Dave Alvin and Tom Russell. Small Revelations also generated several film projects for Smither. Emmylou Harris recorded his song, “Slow Surprise,” for the The Horse Whisperer soundtrack on MCA. And his recording of “Hold On” was used in the indie feature film Love From Ground Zero. Smither also shares some insight into his guitar style and playing on two different instructional DVDS, available from Homespun Video.

His CD, Drive You Home Again (1999), garnered four-stars from Rolling Stone. And with it, Smither continued to tour world-wide. Shortly after, in 2000, Smither released his one-man-tour-de-force, Live As I’ll Ever Be. Recorded in-concert at various clubs and concert halls in California, Dublin, Galway, Boston, and Washington DC, it has proven to be a fan favorite, capturing Smither at what he loves to do: performing in front of an audience.

Train Home (2003) was Smither’s last record for HighTone and his first with producer David Goodrich. Over a six-week period, basic tracks for Train Home were recorded in the relaxed environment of Smither’s home near Boston. Working with new session musicians, the record is simultaneously sparse and assured. Lifelong friend and special guest, Bonnie Raitt, provided backing vocals and slide guitar on Smither’s cover of Bob Dylan’s “Desolation Row.” And Smither’s “Seems So Real” from the CD earned a Folk Alliance Award as “Song of the Year.”

In 2005, jazz great Diana Krall covered “Love Me Like A Man,” introducing what is now a blues standard to a whole world of jazz fans. Shortly after, Smither’s song “Slow Surprise” was included in the  independent film, Brother’s Shadow. In addition, Smither narrated a two-CD audio book recording of “Will Rogers’ Greatest Hits.” Continuing to expand his creative horizon, Smither was invited to contribute an essay to Sixty Things To Do When You Turn Sixty, a 2006 collection of essays by American luminaries on reaching that milestone. In 2009, Melville House published Amplified, a book featuring 16 short stories by notable American performing songwriters. Smither’s story Leroy Purcell about a touring musician’s encounter with a Texas Ranger is the lead story.

With the release of his 12th recording Leave The Light On (2006) on his own imprint, Mighty Albert, Smither began a new label relationship with the renowned acoustic and modern folk label, Signature Sounds. For the recording, Smither reunited with producer David Goodrich and session musicians Mike Piehl, Lou Ulrich and Anita Suhanin. As an added treat, Smither invited good friend and Grammy Award-winning multi-instrumentalist, Tim O’Brien, along with rising American roots stars, Ollabelle, to add their distinctive talents on several tracks. Smither followed this with Time Stands Still (2009), his most stripped down recording in some time, working with just two accompanists after the same trio had played a rare band performance – a non-solo setup required in order to play a Netherlands festival. About the recording Smither says, “We’re the only three guys on this record, and most of the songs only have three parts going on. We had a freewheeling feeling at that festival gig, and we managed to make a lot of that same feeling happen in this record.” And always wanting to treat his fans well, in 2011 Smither put out two fan projects: a collection of live tracks from newly discovered concert recordings from the 1980s-1990s titled Lost and Found and the rollicking EP, What I Learned in School, on which Smither covered six classic rock and roll songs.

All this lays the foundation to this most recent recording, Hundred Dollar Valentine, a studio record of all Smither-penned songs — a first for him. With longtime producer David “Goody” Goodrich at the helm, this newest collection sports the unmistakable sound Smither has made his trademark: fingerpicked acoustic guitar and evocative sonic textures meshed with spare, brilliant songs, delivered in a bone-wise, hard-won voice.

Honing a synthesis of folk and blues for more than 40 years, Chris Smither is truly an American original. As Acoustic Guitar magazine wrote, Smither sings about “the big things – life, love, loss – in a penetrating and poetic yet unpretentious way.” And with Hundred Dollar Valentine, he’s at it again.

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at Whelan’s
25 Wexford Street
Dublin, Ireland

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Xbox 360 Indie Game Design Using XNA – Chris Gardner

August 2nd, 2013

This session was recorded live at CodeStock 2011 – The methods for producing quality games that perform in real time are much different …
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Amazing Videos

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Re: Chris Crocker – Gay Guys vs. Women

May 12th, 2013

Video Cam Direct Upload.
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Vicoden: side effects and treatments

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Meet & Greet with Chris Kuczynski, from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

May 4th, 2013

Meet & Greet with Chris Kuczynski, from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Event on 2013-05-23 08:30:00

CCA Washington Representatives Policy Breakfast Series – May 2013

Come to meet Chris Kuczynski, Acting Associate Legal Counsel and Director of the ADA/GINA Policy Division, at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Healthy, delicious breakfast to be served.

April CCA Washington Representatives, a monthly gathering of CCA members with government officials and legislators, will feature Chris Kuczynski, Acting Associate Legal Counsel and Director of the ADA/GINA Policy Division, at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Please, join us in person.

CCA Washington Representatives Policy Breakfast Series
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Time:                        8:30 – 9:30 am
Locke Lord Strategies

                             701 8th Street Northwest #7

          Washington, DC 20001

RSVP required:  Eventbrite tickets would serve as RSVP, or email

Kuczynski joined the Commission in February 1997. As Director of the ADA/GINA Policy Division, Chris supervises the development of regulations, policy guidance, and technical assistance publications on Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). He regularly advises EEOC field and headquarters offices, including the offices of the Chair and Commissioners, on complex ADA and GINA issues.  His leadership was critical in the issuance of final regulations implementing GINA (published in November 2010) and the ADA Amendments Act (published in March 2011).  As Acting Associate Legal Counsel, Chris assists the Legal Counsel in implementing all aspects of the work of the Office of Legal Counsel.

From January to October 2003, Chris was a Special Assistant to former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez, and from October 2003 through April 2004, he was Associate Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council.  Chris was a trial attorney in the Disability Rights Section of the U.S. Department of Justice from July 1993 until February 1997, and a litigation associate for three years with a major Philadelphia law firm. 

He has a B.A. in English from Villanova University, a J.D. from Temple Law School and an LL.M. from Yale Law School.

Healthy, delicious breakfast to be served, courtesy of Locke Lord Strategies. 

Note: For CCA members-only. No conference call availability.

at Locke Lord Strategies
701 8th Street Northwest #7
Washington, United States

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Chris Jagger Q107 WRQX Radio Washington DC

March 18th, 2013 Video aircheck of radio DJ Chris Jagger of Q107 WRQX Radio Washington, DC. From the vaults of
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