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Claudia Schmidt

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Claudia Schmidt is among the Midwest’s most widely used folk and jazz music artists. With her raspy alto vocals and multi-instrumental abilities, Schmidt offers crafted a distinctive style from your musical customs of days gone by. While a lot of her repertoire includes original materials, Schmidt offers incorporated a varied selection of musical affects. Schmidt’s concerts reveal her eclectic strategy as well. One or more critic provides noticed that Schmidt’s displays are “nearly the same as falling in appreciate — you under no circumstances know after that happen following.” A regular performer on Country wide Open public Radio’s A Prairie House Partner, Schmidt was subjected to folk music after shifting to Chicago in 1974 to are a secretary and workplace manager. Inspired with the Windy City’s folk picture, including Steve Goodman, Jim Post, and Bob Gibson, Schmidt trained herself to try out Appalachian dulcimer, 12-string electric guitar, and the luxurious pianolin, a 52-string, zither-like device. Within five years, Schmidt got left her time job and searched for her fortune being a musician. Schmidt’s self-titled debut record, released in 1979, set up her among the Midwest’s greatest vocalist/songwriters. Schmidt constructed the rating, in cooperation with movie director Frank Calati, of today’s translation of Bertolt Brecht’s play AN EXCELLENT Person in Setzuan. Shown on the Goodman Movie theater in Chicago in-may 1992, the rating received a esteemed Joseph Jefferson Prize. Although she transferred briefly to Minnesota and Wisconsin, Schmidt transferred back again to her house condition of Michigan with her hubby Bill Pellardino to use a bed-and-breakfast within an outdated log farmhouse they restored on Lake Michigan’s Beaver Isle. She’s since relocated from the isle and resolved in Traverse Town. Furthermore to 14 single albums, Schmidt provides documented two albums — Shutting the Distance even though We Live, with Connecticut-based vocalist/songwriter Sally Rogers. Through the 21st hundred years her recordings possess sometimes moved within a jazz path, you start with 2001’s I CONSIDERED You and including 2006’s Live on the Dakota, documented on the Dakota jazz membership in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Released this year 2010, Promising Sky was documented by Claudia Schmidt & Her Funtet, a music group mixing folk, jazz, and funk affects. She came back early in 2014 with New Whirled Purchase, co-produced by Conrad Uno and offering 11 new tunes.

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Full Name Claudia Schmidt
Profession Musician
Music Songs Old Devil Time, Bend in the River, Hard Love, Spoon River, Pretty at the End, The Darkening, Make It Across the Road, Invitation to the Weep, Man Who Visits Me, Broken Glass, Drinking Buddy, I'm a Little Cookie, Banana Moon, Promising Sky, Waltzing at the 45th Parallel, Old Woman Lament, I Wish I Had Someone to Love Me, River of Tears, Jane’s A-Round, Horse Thief, Skin Gangsters, Strong WomanHas a Bad Day Polka, Whale Song / Farewell to Tarwathie, Jane’s Gone, Love is the Strongest Thing, Wings of Wonder, Coward In the Face of Love, This is the Hour, Grampa Johnson, Dolphin Story, Grandma's Hands, Sea of Forgiveness
Albums Midwestern Heart, New Whirled Order, Closing The Distance, Big Earful, Essential Tension, Promising Sky, Spinning, Claudia Schmidt, New Goodbyes, Old Helloes, It Looks Fine From Here, Wings of Wonder, Out of the Dark, Bend in the River
Movies ¿Que le dijiste a Dios?, I Don't Know Whether to Slit My Wrists or Leave Them Long, Oscura Seduccion, Rudo y Cursi
TV Shows Ben 10


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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Qué le dijiste a Dios? 2014 Sharon
No sé si cortarme las venas o dejármelas largas 2013 Alicia
Oscura Seduccion 2010 TV Movie Rosario
Luciana 2010
El Pantera 2009 TV Series Reportera
Rudo y Cursi 2008 Chava Fresa 1
Trece miedos 2007 TV Series Denisse
The Night Buffalo 2007 uncredited
Rebelde 2006 TV Series Sabrina Guzmán

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
S.Q.P. 2015 TV Series Herself - Panelist

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