Discography

The Kavya Project (2001)-- complex MIDI score-based compositions.

The Don Loans Project (2003)-- volume one of collaboration with Jacob Snyder.

The Don Loans Project Vol. 2 (2004)-- volume two of collaboration with Jacob Snyder.

The Best of the Don Loans Project (2005)-- reworking of favorite songs written and produced with Jacob Snyder.

Requiem for Adam (2006)-- an original instrumental work paying tribute to a dear and late friend.

Songs in Four and Seven: The Rutland Album (2009)-- The Don Loans Project pays homage to Rutland, Vermont.

Green Ridge All Stars (2007-2009)-- supergroup featuring members of The Don Loans Project and Riding Shotgun of Boston, Massachusetts. Recorded in Braintree, Vermont.

Your Favorite Songs (2009)-- The Don Loans Project's first album of cover songs.

Christopher Smith and Friends at Chandler Music Hall (2009)-- recorded by Little Gems Productions. In support of Randolph Area Habitat for Humanity.

Music Minus Zero (2011)-- original experimental instrumental recordings performed and produced in Braintree, Vermont.

Steely Don (2011)-- a remake of Steely Dan's 1975 album Katy Lied, produced in collaboration with Jacob Snyder.

Hopes of the Decent (2012)-- an "experimental soundscape" featuring audio clips of moments from the Bush administration.

Gimme Unshelter (2012)-- songs recorded on Riford Brook Road in Braintree, Vermont.

Comprehensive Music (2013)-- instrumental recordings that seek to represent the doctoral comprehensive exam process.

Songs of Protest and Representation 1965-1970 (2013)-- ten performances of popular American songs that were influential during a period of social and political turmoil.

Improviso: Living Stereo (2014)-- original experimental instrumental recordings produced in Tunbridge, Vermont.

The Soft Bulletin (2014)-- a remake of the Flaming Lips' 1999 The Soft Bulletin performed and produced in Braintree, Vermont.

I Got You Tree (2014)-- a collection of original and cover songs produced by The Don Loans Project.

Three Feet In the Grave (2015)-- a remake of Beck's 1994 album One Foot In the Grave featuring Jacob Snyder and Adam Turner.

Sunset: Empty Reel (2015)-- original experimental instrumental recordings produced in Tunbridge, Vermont.

Think Too Much (2015)-- a remake of Paul Simon's 1983 Hearts and Bones album performed and produced in Tunbridge, Vermont.

Mim Herwig Reads Bill Mundell [producer] (2015)-- recording and production of the late author's spoken-word tribute to her dear friend.

Randolph Singers Concert [producer] (2015)-- recording and post-production of the Randolph Singers' 2015 holiday program at Chandler Music Hall.

David Bowie Tribute (2016)-- a three-track tribute to the late, great artist.

Mud On the Tracks: Musings of a Nobel Laureate (2016)-- The Don Loans Project pays tribute to Bob Dylan.

They Might Be Covers: A Short Tribute to TMBG (2016)-- three recordings of songs written by They Might Be Giants.

Desert Music: Volume 1 (2017)-- experimental instrumentals recorded in Trinidad, Colorado and Braintree, Vermont.

Sabbatical Music 2016-2017 (2017)-- performances captured during the 2016-2017 academic year.

The Randolph Singers' Concert [producer] (2017)-- recording and post-production of the Randolph Singers' 2017 holiday program at Chandler Music Hall.

Hopeful Sessions (2018)-- recordings of original songs produced in various locations throughout central Vermont.

These Clouds Are Real: The Flaming Lips' Clouds Taste Metallic (2018)-- with additional tracks by Joe DePasquale and Tom Stepsis. Recorded in Vermont and Colorado.

Building and Loan (2018)-- the latest collection by The Don Loans Project, Christopher Smith and Jacob Snyder.

Wild Root: For the People EP (2018)-- reggae band based in southeast Colorado. Chad Meade on guitar, vocals, music and lyrics; Brad Skinner on drums; Laura Fabec on keys and sax; Chris Smith on bass. Produced at Animas Studio, Trinidad CO.