Fri Nov 3
Claudia Schmidt has been writing, playing, and singing across the midwest and far beyond for four decades, defying categories and exploring various corners of folk, pop, and jazz. After last year’s duo concert with Dean Magraw, she’s back for a solo gig–just her 12-string, her mountain dulcimer, and her gorgeous voice.
“Claudia Schmidt belongs to the genre of hyperliterate songwriters, a word-monger of the first order, sometimes bursting at the boundaries of song form. In addition, she’s a firecracker of a singer, irrepressibly emotional, and a radiant, almost overwhelming
performer.” –Chris Rietz, Lansing State Journal
Claudia Schmidt is “one of those people who is just inherently musical as she’d move, seemingly effortlessly from a Michael Smith song, to a blues standard, to a traditional ballad sung a cappella.” –Mike Regenstreif, Folk Roots/Folk Branches
“Those who keep trying to categorize Claudia Schmidt’s music should just give it up and file her under the general category ‘TALENT’ Big talent.” –Post-Bulletin, Rochester, Minnesota