Join the Friends of the Bedford Public Library, Inc. on Friday, August 8 at 7:30, as they host duo Danny Schmidt and Carrie Elkin in concert. The concert, held in the Bedford Room of Bedford Central Library is open to the public, with a ticket price of $12.00 per person. Seating is limited. For more information, call 540-586-8911, or visit www.friendsofbedfordlibrary.org. Join us and bring a friend or two! To receive notifications of upcoming shows, please join our email list, accessible through our web site.
Danny Schmidt and Carrie Elkin each have brand new releases on the acclaimed folk label, Red House. Danny Schmidt has been building an enthusiastic (nearly cult-like) following while simultaneously inspiring the admiration of his fellow artists and critical acclaim from industry professionals. He is the real deal, an authentic timeless troubadour-poet in the tradition of Townes Van Zandt, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, and Dave Carter, who delivers his craft with a quiet power, a level of complexity, and an underlying humanity that is truly rare.
With the vocal fire of Patti Griffin and the lyrical rawness of Rickie Lee Jones, Carrie Elkin's songs are, at once, intimate yet universal, naked yet richly adorned.
Danny and Carrie's joint shows are a revelation. They accompany each other on stage and the musical and personal chemistry is spectacular.
"The songs are fascinating and intriguing, even mysterious. The singing is warm and unassuming, letting the stories lead him. The melodies are captivating. And the writer is gifted. Go find Danny Schmidt and listen."- Marilyn Rea Beyer, WUMB Radio Boston
"In today's underground folk world, Danny Schmidt is spoken of in reverent tones, drawing comparisons to Leonard Cohen, with a poetry that breathes naturally and without pretension, with results that are both attractive and intense."- Jim Caligiuri, Austin Chronicle
"Everything about the man is gentle, except his capacity for insight, which is crushing."- Songwriter Jeffrey Foucault
"TX MUSIC MAGAZINE: Named one of Texas Music Magazine's artist's of the year
"an earthy combination of strength and compassion . . . reminiscent of the winsome beauty created by a young Nanci Griffith”
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