Named to the Chicago Tribune‘s 50 Most Significant Songwriters in the Last 50 Years, Austin, Texas-based singer-songwriter Danny Schmidt has been rapidly ascending from underground cult hero to being widely recognized as an artist of generational significance who is performing at Laurie’s Accoustic Music Bar, King Street, Glasgow on Tuesday night, 5 July.
On Tuesday afternoon 5 July, just after 4.00pm, Danny Schmidt will be live on Celtic Music Radio talking to Bill Morris and maybe even playing a song or two.
With lyrical depth drawing comparisons to Leonard Cohen, Townes Van Zandt, and Dave Carter, Danny is considered a preminent writer, an artist whose earthy poetry manages to somehow conjure magic from the mundane, leading Sing Out Magazine to tag him “Perhaps the best new songwriter we’ve heard in the last 15 years.”
Performing solo almost exclusively, armed with just his voice, his words, and his acoustic guitar, Danny’s an authentic timeless troubadour, one man sharing his truth in the form of songs, unadorned and intimate. The uderstated effect can be startlingly powerful. As songwriter Jeffrey Foucault put it: “Everything about the man is gentle, except for his capacity for insight, which is crushing.”
Danny Schmidt plays at Lauries Accoustic Music Bar, King Street, Merchant City, Glasgow on Tuesday 5 July from 8.00pm with guest support from singer Bill Adair.