Sat, Jan 08|
Danny Schmidt (Carrie Elkin opening)
"Danny Schmidt is a force of nature: a blue moon, a hundred-year flood, an avalanche of a singer-songwriter. His songs are a flood of poetry, mythology, folk wisdom, and surprise." - Matt Watroba, Sing Out! magazine
Time & Location
Jan 08, 2022, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Austin, 2874 Shoal Crest Ave, Austin, TX 78705, USA
About the Event
Named to the Chicago Tribune’s list of the "50 Most Significant Songwriters in the Last 50 Years", Austin, TX-based singer/songwriter Danny Schmidt has amassed a cult following for his poetic, poignant lyrics. With a craftsmanship and emotional depth drawing comparisons to Leonard Cohen and Townes Van Zandt, and with fantastical narratives reminiscent of Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Salman Rushdie, Schmidt is considered a preeminent writer.
Opening the show will be Carrie Elkin. Carrie is one of those rare artists with a tidal wave singing voice, and a stage whisper writing voice that brings you to the edge of your seat, emotionally. Like Patty Griffin or Brandi Carlile, she straddles the Americana, Folk, and Indie Rock worlds, where meaningful songs meet the fierce-yet- fragile voices of powerful women. Like these other seminal artists, Elkin has the gift of projecting very personal intimate moments into transcendent universal experiences that move us all.