Songwriter and guitarist Chris Smither, who has been synthesizing folk and blues for 50 years, will return to the Strand Theatre for a performance on Friday, November 2, at 7:30 p.m. His record “Call Me Lucky” is his first set of new originals in six years. Tickets, $25 in advance, are on sale now. For more information, visit or call 594-0070, extension 3.