Friday Mar 17th, 2023 @ 07:00 PM

Chris Smither With Our Guest BettySoo

Ticket Price: $35.50, advance; $40.50, day of event


Chris Smither


Long-time Godfrey’s favorite Chris Smither returns to our stage, with special guest singer-songwriter BettySoo.

Smither is an American folk/blues singer, guitarist and songwriter who has performed on Godfrey’s stage more than 30 times over the years. 

His music draws deeply from the blues, American folk music, and modern poets and philosophers. 

“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.


It’s the voice that gets you first. 

“BettySoo may well have the most gorgeous voice in Texas …if not in all contemporary folk – its purity and strength can be downright devastating.” – ACOUSTIC GUITAR 

BettySoo’s vocal prowess is a thing of wonder. A world-class instrument of deft phrasing and purity, a voice that knows when to hold back and when to dive in. At her own live shows, taking a verse onstage with friends or singing harmonies in sessions with Austin’s finest, BettySoo sings with consummate loveliness and self-assurance. A voice that knows the roots of American music inside and out; coming from a most unexpected place – a diminutive Korean-American with a deceptively girl-next-door demeanor. 

Then the performance reels you in.

“Truly remarkable. BettySoo’s sharp, often self-deprecating humor skillfully wove the songs together. Her clear, evocative voice and poignant lyrics recall Patty Griffin and Joni Mitchell, and did I mention she’s a hell of a guitar player?” 

– NO DEPRESSION, live concert review 

Touring the unforgiving circuit of listening rooms, clubs and festivals, BettySoo has mastered the art of performance. A funny anecdote sets up a song of heartbreak and need; a witty rejoinder belies the dark truths that underpin much of her work. 

Martin Guitar
Working Dog Press
Pennsylvania Council of the Arts