Christopher Wanders The World
Christopher is currently on sabbatical, living and writing in Singapore. He is woodshedding like crazy, crafting a new batch of songs , many inspired by his frequent travels in Southeast Asia. In addition to exploring Singapore, he has traveled recently to Australia, India, Thailand and Bali, with many more trips on the horizon. This wanderlust is all acting as grist for the mill in the creation of his new tunes. Christopher is scheduled to return to America each summer for the festival season until he returns to his beloved California permanently in March of 2018. At that time he'll be taking all his new songs out for a spin Meanwhile, he will post any summer gigs here in What's New. Feel free to contact Christopher at his tropical hideaway, the Singapore Woodshed by way of email: email@example.com
FarWest Folk Alliance Showcases
Anyone coming to FarWest in Eugene OR? I'm an "Official" Showcaser this year (finally cracked that nut) so, if you're going, I hope to see you at one of my late-night gigs over the weekend. Here's my schedule:
Thursday nt., Oct 20: 10:30 pm in the Circle of Song room, hosted by Karl Smiley, room #330
Friday nt., Oct 21: 1:30 am in the Circle of Song room, hosted by Karl Smiley, room #330
Saturday nt., Oct 22: 9:20 pm FarWest Official Showcase in the Jacqua Concert Hall
11:10 pm in the Access Film room, hosted by Mike Beck, room #311
12:30 am in Bill & Kate Isles room #308
1:30 am in the Access Film room, hosted by Mike Beck, room #311
Twisted Open release
After dragging our feet on the Barefoot In LA release, we have rekindled an old record idea, which has turned this whole project upside down.
We are now in the final stretch of Twisted Open; a double record exposing two sides of the same soul. Hang in there, we hope to have it available online and in hard copy by early January. Stay tuned!
Celebrating Steve Key's Birthday
October 7, 2013
Christopher will be playing a few tunes in honor of Steve Key's birthday this Wednesday, October 9th at the Bazaar Cafe in San Francisco. (7pm) Steve is a peach of a songwriter who hosts the series Songwriters at Play along the central coast of California. The Bazaar is a great listening room that also happens to make a delicious chicken curry. Come on down!
San Luis Obispo this Tuesday
July 19, 2012
New Song Video
April 3, 2011
February 6, 2011
Toddle on over to Tim Riordan's www.thesongbomb.com
to hear the song that Christopher wrote on Superbowl Sunday, (instead of watching football). It's a cool website. Tim commits to writing a song each day for the month of February and he invites a gang of friends from all over the country to write a song in a day. He's fearless! Check it out.
FAME Gravedigger's Boy Review
September 1, 2008
Frank Gutch Jr. wrote a wonderful review of Gravedigger's Boy on the Folk and Acoustic Music Exchange (FAME) website.
Check out the full review on the press page and at the FAME website today.
5th at 2008 Folks Fest Showcase
August 25, 2008
Christopher placed 5th at the 2008 Songwriter Showcase at the Folks Fest in Lyons, CO.
689 entries from all over the world were submitted this year so the competition was tough.
Past showcase finalists include Erica Wheeler, Don Conoscenti, Karen Pernick, Deb Talan, Dan Sheridan, Dee Carstensen, Mitch Barrett, Sarah Sample and many others.
For a complete update. please go to -
Sing Out! Reviews Gravedigger's Boy
May 1, 2008
Sheldon Scott wrote a fantastic review of Gravedigger's Boy in the Spring 2008 issue of Sing Out! Magazine.
Check out the full review on the press page and go out and pick up the Spring issue of Sing Out! today.
Gravedigger's Boy makes the Folk DJ List
November 15, 2007
Gravedigger's Boy is in the top 10 on the Folk DJ list!
Makin' My Own and the title track, Gravedigger's Boy, are played the most but every song is getting spins.
We love you Folk DJs and we love folk radio!
Dead Horse Trampoline on YouTube
June 7, 2007
GRAVEDIGGER'S BOY CD RELEASE!
March 18, 2007
Christopher Smith announces the CD release event for Gravedigger’s Boy, his 2nd CD of all original songs. The new album contains 12 original songs all written and performed by Smith including the award winning title track “Gravedigger’s Boy”.
Dead Horse Trampoline Phenom
March 9, 2007
Gravedigger's Boy Download Available
September 9, 2006
On the music page, you can find this tune available for download. It's a home demo version, available for a limited time -- it will be gone once the new record comes out. This tune won best song at Mountain Stage's NewSong Festival in West Virginia in 2003.
Back In The Studio
June 9, 2006
I'm back in the studio with Christopher Krotky at Seven Generations Studios, working on the next cd. This one will lean a little further toward a traditional sound (even though the tunes are all original). It will be available by summer 2007.
A Side Job!
January 9, 2005
As many of you know, I am a mild mannered kindergarten teacher by day (that's where I make the BIG money!) and I frequently write and perform music for children. I was recently hired to work on a project that involves writing children's songs for a computer software company in L.A.. I can't say a lot about the program yet, except that it is a phonics based reading program for beginners. The songs I'm writing come from a very limited word list -- sort of Cat In The Hat-ish. This project will go a long way towards funding the next adult cd. More info to follow as it becomes available.
January 9, 2005
The song Overtown is available to be downloaded on the music page. This song is based on a true story. To read about it, and even see a little video clip, cut and paste the following CNN link: