Michigan native Claudia Schmidt will be coming through Pennsylvania for a few gigs while on her spring tour.
Thursday, April 30, 2009 at the Elk Creek Cafe & Aleworks in Millheim, PA
Friday, May 1, 2009 at the First Fridays Arts Fest Coffee & Tea Room in Williamsport, PA
Saturday, May 2, 2009 at Godfrey Daniels in Bethlehem, PA
Claudia has been performing for more than three decades in venues ranging from small clubs to 4,000 seat theaters. She has recorded fourteen albums of mostly original songs, exploring folk, blues, and jazz idioms featuring her acclaimed12 string guitar and mountain dulcimer playing. Recently, she collaborated with the New Reformation Jazz Band on a Dixieland gospel recording and a tribute to Gershwin and Ellington in celebration of their hundredth birthdays.
She is a musician who claims to hate categories. She would rather describe herself as a “creative noisemaker.” You can expect anything at a Schmidt concert….... hymn, poem, bawdy verse, torch song, satire, and the gamut of emotions. Claudia puts on a GREAT show!