Claudia Schmidt is a true artist-she has talent AND the fire of genius ---The Boston Globe|
Almost four decades as a touring professional have found Michigan native Claudia Schmidt traversing North America as well as Europe in venues ranging from intimate clubs to 4,000 seat theatres, and festival stages in front of 25,000 rapt listeners. She has recorded fourteen albums of mostly original songs, exploring folk, blues, and jazz idioms featuring
her acclaimed 12-string guitar and mountain dulcimer playing. Labels like Flying Fish, Rounder and Red House Records have chosen her work as mainstay albums in their bins.
Her shows are a quirky and wonderful hodge-podge (her word!) of music, poetry, story, laughter. drama, and celebrating the moment. Work in clubs, theaters, festivals, TV, radio has added depth and dimension, and since she has always included her original work along with very personal versions of the work of others, what you get is a unique look at the world from someone who says what she sees with clarity, humor, and wonder. The San Francisco Bay Guardian said: Schmidt's shows are a lot like falling in love. You never know what's going to happen next, chances are it's going to be wonderful, every moment is burned into your memory and you know you'll never be the same again." More succinctly, Garrison Keillor said "when Claudia sings a song, it stays sung."
LilFest presents concerts in a wide range of venues in Illinois, Iowa and New York. "Deeply rooted songs and stories of passion and power for our modern lives" are presented on this night in the acoustically extraordinary Keene Valley Congregational Church.
www.LilFest.com and www.ClaudiaSchmidt.com
Keene Valley Congregational Church (View)
1791 NYS Route 73
Keene Valley, NY 12943
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|