Recipient of the Sally Irvine Ordway Award for Commitment, recognizing lifetime achievement, contribution and leadership in the arts and/or culture, Steven J. Schmidt has written over 200 songs and each one is like a bottle of fine, bourbon barrel-aged stout. He performs his rich, full-flavored original tunes, crafted over the last forty years, at house concerts, coffee houses, brew pubs, wineries, and festivals. A highly skilled guitarist some refer to as “a folkie with chops,” Steve is noted for his fingerpicking, novel chord voicings, use of alternate tunings, and playing up-the-neck.
Steven J. Schmidt speaks about his craft as a singer/songwriter/guitarist and performs original tunes for PBS's "Off 90" program.
Steven J. Schmidt performs a full band arrangement of "The Road" with Steve Lehto, Mandolin; Lisi Wright, Fiddle; Ben Kaplan, Drums; John Wright, Bass; and Dan Neal, Lead Guitar
Steven J. Schmidt performs his solo arrangement of "You Don't Know Who I Am"
Check out this video about Steven J. Schmidt winning the Sally Irvine Ordway Award for Commitment, recognizing his lifetime achievement, contribution, and leadership in the arts
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