Danny Schmidt and Carrie Elkin
Austin, TX-based singer/songwriter, Danny Schmidt has been building an enthusiastic (nearly cult-like) following while simultaneously inspiring the admiration of his fellow artists and critical acclaim from industry professionals.
It's his songwriting which won him the prestigious Kerrville New Folk award, but it's his intense live performances that leave listeners with a sense that each of his songs is necessary, plain and simple. His guitar work is effortless and sparkling, his arrangements are fresh and unpredictable, his voice ageless. Stylistically and musically, Dannyâs writing spans an impressively diverse reach, from deeply-rooted Appalachian mountain gospel to haunted English balladry, from syncopated Piedmont country blues to vagabond 60âs protest folk-stumpery.
He tackles universal themes of love, loss, longing, restless discontent and grateful joy. And he captures both the sorrow and the beauty inherent in our everyday lives with the wisdom of a perceptive, compassionate elder and with the innocent awe and tenderness of a child.
"He is perhaps the best new songwriter Iâve heard in the last 15 years." -- Rich Warren, Sing Out! Magazine
Official Website: www.DannySchmidt.com
Song Samples: www.MySpace.com/DannySchmidt
Carrie Elkin has ridden a Gypsy breeze of serendipity for the last ten years, landing for a time in Cleveland, Athens, Taos, Steamboat Springs, Colorado Springs and Boston, finally settling in Austin, TX in the summer of 2007.
Her openness to the people and places that pass through her life, and to the opportunities that might emerge in every new and particular circumstance, grew to become the central theme of her latest album, The Jeopardy of Circumstance. This also explains how she somehow managed to find herself in the midst of some of Austin's finest musicians and producers, literally, within days of arriving in town.
Elkin is making quite a buzz around the Austin scene with her highly spirited and spontaneous performances. In 2008, she was chosen to showcase at SXSW, was a Falcon Ridge Festival Emerging Artist, and finalist for NPR's Mountain Stage New Song contest.
"...sweet-toned but characterful vocals, and quietly offbeat writing that never seems willfully eccentric." -- Maverick Magazine UK
Official Website: www.CarrieElkin.com
Song Samples: www.MySpace.com/CarrieElkin
Columbus Performing Arts Center (Shedd Theater)
549 Franklin Avenue
Columbus, OH 43215
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