> Crossings presents Claudia Schmidt


Claudia Schmidt

Saturday, Sept 9

(Doors open at 7:00)


Crossings (map)

320 East Avenue
Zumbrota, MN 55992


$18 in advance
$21 dollars at the door




Claudia Schmidt is a powerful vocalist and adventurous artist, who combines lively folk, jazz and blues with rich poetry and playful humor.

Schmidt has been perfecting her craft of performing for almost four decades. It is a quirky and wonderful hodge-podge (her word!) of music, poetry, story, laughter. drama, and celebrating the moment. Work in clubs, theaters, festivals, TV, radio has added depth and dimension, and since she has always included her original work along with very personal versions of the work of others, what you get is a unique look at the world from someone who says what she sees with clarity, humor, and wonder. The San Francisco Bay Guardian said: Schmidt's shows are a lot like falling in love. You never know what's going to happen next, chances are it's going to be wonderful, every moment is burned into your memory and you know you'll never be the same again." More succinctly, Garrison Keiilor said "when Claudia sings a song, it stays sung"
Performing in numerous choirs throughout her youth, Claudia soon pursued a professional career while in Chicago, leading her to Wisconsin and Minnesota, where she was a frequent guest on the early days of A Prairie Home Companion.

Forty years and 16 albums later, Claudia continues to perform on the road to her loyal legions of fans across the country. Mixing folk, jazz, traditional ballads and breathtaking originals, there's not a style she can't master. Claudia's incredible voice and charismatic stage presence make her a marvel in concert.

Claudia has recorded 16 of her own albums, including five on Red House Records and two with singer- songwriter Sally Rogers. She was also featured in Gales of November , a musical theater piece written by Eric Peltoniemi and playwright Steven Dietz featuring Prudence Johnson, Ruth MacKenzie, Peter Ostroushko, Dan Chouinard and Jeff Wilkomm.
Now living in Minneapolis, she released a retrospective, Bend in the River: Collected Songs, in 2012, a fun, wide-ranging collection of her finest Red House material. With the 2014 release of a new studio album, New Whirled Order, Claudia returns to the Red House Records fold for her first new album since 2000.

With an infectious energy and joy, she continues to delight audiences with her spectacular vocals and instrumental prowess.

Claudia Schmidt



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