Community Sing Song Leader
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
Claudia Schmidt has been perfecting her craft of performing for almost four decades. It is 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 Keiilor said "when Claudia sings a song, it stays sung"