Drive You Home Again

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Drive You Home Again
Studio album by Chris Smither
Released May 16, 1999
Recorded December 2–17, 1998
Genre Blues, folk
Length 46:17
Label HighTone
Producer Stephen Bruton
Chris Smither chronology
Small Revelations
Drive You Home Again
Live as I'll Ever Be

Drive You Home Again is an album by American singer/songwriter Chris Smither, released in 1999.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau A− [2]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars [3]

Writing for Allmusic, critic Jeff Burger wrote of the album "Smither's gravelly, instantly recognizable voice is a perfect fit for his pensive, sharply honed lyrics and his blues and folk-based music... Like Nick Drake and the Van Morrison of Astral Weeks days, Smither makes you feel as if you're in a dream. You may not want to wake up for a while."[1] Music critic Robert Christgau wrote of the album "'d never suspect he was a moral philosopher. But in fact he is that even rarer thing, a moral philosopher with good values, and here his songwriting takes over a career marked by killer covers... he thinks on his butt while keeping the beat with his foot. He's worth attending even if you think blues are history."[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Chris Smither unless otherwise noted.

  1. "Drive You Home Again" – 5:28
  2. "Tell Me Why You Love Me" – 3:55
  3. "No Love Today" – 4:57
  4. "Hey, Hey, Hey" – 4:04
  5. "Get a Better One" – 5:22
  6. "Hold On II " – 3:24
  7. "So Long" – 4:48
  8. "Duncan & Brady" (Traditional)– 3:52
  9. "Steel Guitar" (Danny O'Keefe) – 3:38
  10. "Don't Make Promises" (Tim Hardin) – 3:25
  11. "Rattlesnake Preacher" (Eric Von Schmidt) – 3:24


  • Chris Smither – vocals, guitar
  • Joel Jose Guzman - Accordion, keyboards, melodica
  • John Mills - saxophone
  • Marty Muse - pedal steel guitar
  • Chris Maresh - bass
  • Mickey Raphael - harmonica
  • Raul Rodriguez - tuba
  • Brannen Temple - drums, percussion
  • Malford Milligan - background vocals


  • Produced by Stephen Bruton
  • Mixed by Chet Himes
  • Engineered by Jay Hudson
  • Mastered by Jerry Tubb


  1. ^ a b Burger, Jeff. "Drive You Home Again > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 22, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Christgau, Robert. "Drive You Home Again > Review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved July 22, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Drive You Home Again > Review". Rolling Stone.