It's a special treat when Texas singer songwriters Danny Schmidt and Carrie Elkin, who normally tour separately, get to share the stage. If the chemistry seems especially dynamic, they find it naturally, as they are a romantic partnership in real, not just musical life. And the two together on stage makes for a classic case of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts.
Named in the Chicago Tribune's 50 Most Significant Songwriters in the Last 50 Years, Danny Schmidt has been rapidly ascending from underground cult hero status to being broadly recognized as an artist of generational significance. Danny is considered a preeminent writer, an artist whose earthy poetry manages to somehow conjure magic from the mundane.
Carrie Elkin is a born performer, possessing an infectious energy that cannot be contained. As Maverick Magazine so eloquently put it: “We have never seen a performer so in love with the act of singing.” On stage Elkin is simply a force of nature. With her dazzling voice and unpretentious charm, Carrie wins over audiences with songs that are, as FolkWax puts it: "Intimate, yet universal. Naked, yet richly adorned. Her voice is simply revelatory."
Don't miss these two great artists in a rare split-bill performance, sharing songs back and forth, lending their voices to each other's tunes, in harmony and lending commentary to each other's tunes, in the form of smart-ass between-song banter.
‘He is hands down one of the best living musicians/poets’ - Bob Thiele, famed Nashville record producer and writer of such classics as ‘What a Wonderful World’
‘With beautifully crafted, lonesome pines music and complex beguiling words, he would've fitted neatly on the bill at any '60s coffee house alongside Townes Van Zandt or Leonard Cohen.’ - Andy Fyfe, Q Magazine
‘In his use of parable and allegory, there are inevitable comparisons with Cohen and Dylan, but these are songs of such quality and beauty that they more than hold their own in this exalted company.’ - 5 stars, Maverick Magazine