Danny Schmidt

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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. Sing Out Magazine proclaimed that: “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. He is perhaps the best new songwriter we’ve heard in the last 15 years.”

Performing solo almost exclusively, armed with just his voice, his acoustic guitar, and his acute commentary, Schmidt’s an authentic timeless troubadour, one man sharing his truth in the form of songs, unadorned and intimate. The understated effect can be powerful. As songwriter Jeffrey Foucault put it: “Everything about the man is gentle, except for his capacity for insight, which is crushing.”

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STANDARD DEVIATION
Live Once Records March 8, 2019

PRESS RELEASES

NLE MEDIA @ SXSW 2019: DANNY SCHMIDT CD RELEASE; OFFICIAL SHOWCASES BY REBECCA LOEBE & MELANIE BRULÉE

March 9, 2019

ROLLING STONE COUNTRY HIGHLIGHTS DANNY SCHMIDT’S NEW ALBUM ‘STANDARD DEVIATION,’ OUT MARCH 8 ON LIVE ONCE

February 9, 2019

SONGWRITER DANNY SCHMIDT TO MARK 20TH ANNIVERSARY AS RECORDING ARTIST WITH 10TH ALBUM ‘STANDARD DEVIATION’ (MARCH 8)

January 23, 2019

NICK LOSS-EATON MEDIA AT AMERICANAFEST: KEVIN GORDON, MELANIE BRULÉE, DANNY SCHMIDT, DOM FLEMONS, LELAND SUNDRIES

September 7, 2018

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