Steven J. Schmidt performs at The Tonic Room in Chicago

Steven J. Schmidt

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, performing arts centers & theatres, 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. 




The Road

Steven J. Schmidt on PBS's "Off 90" Program

Steven J. Schmidt speaks about his craft as a singer/songwriter/guitarist and performs original tunes for PBS's "Off 90" program.

"The Road"

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

"You Don't know who i am"

Steven J. Schmidt performs his solo arrangement of "You Don't Know Who I Am"

Sally Award

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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