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Sunday March 3rd, 2024 at 5:00 PM PST
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Here is the lineup for the upcoming show:
Dan & Faith - Charlestown, NH https://www.danandfaith.com
TL Gayhart - Oakland, CA https://www.youtube.com/@terrygayhart3690/shorts
Jason Baker - Montpelier, VT http://jbakervt.com
Dave Fiebert - Wallingford, PA
Dave Irwin - Vancouver, WA https://soundcloud.com/user-394974888/sets/home-for-the-winter-21
Anne Sandstrom - Burlington, MA https://annesandstrom.bandcamp.com
Steven J Schmidt - Rochester, MN https://stevenjschmidt.net/
Rebecca Parks - Hayward, CA https://www.rebeccaparksmusic.com
Steven J. Schmidt performs his 2024 "Tiny Desk Concert" submission entitled "Off To Take A Stand." Steven is taking a risk to perform this song because it is political. "Off To Take A Stand" is inspired by the events of January 6th and the big lie and insurrection.
© 2024 by Steven J. Schmidt/West Channel Music (ASCAP)
Don't miss this podcast where Founder and Host of "Music of America" Tom Pollard interviews and highlights the music of Steven J. Schmidt. The podcast premiers on Wednesday, December 6th at 7pm CST. Here is what Tom Pollard has to say about Steven and his music" : "… a Midwestern heart with and old soul… I love [his] storytelling… I love how [he] tells stories with music… [he] just paints beautiful pictures with [his] storytelling… [he] amazes me… a fabulous songwriter, fabulous musician, fabulous storyteller… the epitome of what I like to see when I go to house concerts…”
Each week, "Music of America" features five different musicians from each state in the country. Week one featured artists from Alabama and will conclude in week 50 with artists from Wyoming. Steven is honored to be chosen to be one of the five artist to represent the state of Minnesota during the inaugural season of the "Music of America" podcast.
Here is the link to Steven's podcast: https://player.captivate.fm/episode/f46bdc6e-45e4-45e6-9348-96d969d79365
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 hundreds of 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.
Steven J. Schmidt performs his 2023 "Tiny Desk Concert" submission entitled "The Witch of the Reeds", which is set along the Mississippi River and the Coulee/Driftless Region of West Central Wisconsin/Southeastern Minnesota where piers and docks sometimes vanish in the morning mist, the reeds grow thick in backwater bays, and darkness comes early to the bluff lands and valleys cut deep by the upper Mississippi River.
© 2023 by Steven J. Schmidt/West Channel Music (ASCAP)
Steven J. Schmidt speaks about his craft as a singer/songwriter/guitarist and performs original tunes for PBS's "Off 90" program.
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