Chris Smither – “Sittin’ on Top of the World”

Singer-songwriter Chris Smither has a unique approach to his cover of the Mississippi Sheiks’ “Sittin’ on Top of the World.” “I learned [it] 50 years ago and I just thought to myself, ‘I should slow this down because it’s not really a happy song,” he says of the often...

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The Fretboard Journal Live in Austin, Texas, March 27, 2018

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On March 27, 2018, we packed our bags to hold a very special event for Fretboard Journal readers and followers in Austin, Texas.  The location was perfect: The sprawling new warehouse housing Calton Cases. Over 200 attendees enjoyed four hours of music, readings from the magazine, interviews (including a cameo from Dave...

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