AMERICAN songwriter, guitarist and bluesman Chris Smither invites you to beat the winter blues at Pocklington Arts Centre on January 29 on his Call Me Lucky Tour.

Smither will perform songs from his2018 album of that title, as well as digging deep into his back catalogue.

“Chris is one of our favourites, and judging by his previous performances here, his next show with us is going to be phenomenal,” says director Janet Farmer. “Chris is a true talent and is the perfect musician to help kick-start our programme of live events for 2019.”

Recorded at the Blue Rock Studio in the Texan foothills, Call Me Lucky offer s commentary on the human condition with a wink of an eye while pulling from deep within the soul.

Joining Smither to perform a short opening set will be young American musician and songwriter Matt Lorenz, alias The Suitcase Junket, who played on Call Me Lucky by the way.

Lorenz’s music is rooted in the salvaged sounds of mountain ballads, blues manifestos, American juke joints and back porches, as he combines a road-worn voice with grinding guitars and sometimes wild double pitches of throat singing.

Tickets for this 8pm gig cost £16 on 01759 301547 or at