Danny Schmidt is best known for his riveting poetic lyrics, which have drawn favorable comparisons to Leonard Cohen and Townes Van Zandt for their depth and complexity. The Chicago Tribune named him one of the 50 Most Significant Songwriters in the Last 50 Years, and Sing Out! called him “perhaps the best new songwriter we’ve heard in the last 15 years.” Gypsy spirit Carrie Elkin is best known for her incredibly soulful and dynamic vocals, which have drawn favorable comparisons to Patty Griffin at her most powerful, and Nanci Griffith at her most intimate.
Together, the respective strengths they each bring, individually, merge into a much greater whole . . . a performance of great energy and spirit . . . and one that audiences seem to be able to connect with on a multitude of levels, at once: emotionally, spiritually, and intellectually.
Don’t miss these two great artists in a rare split-bill performance, sharing songs back and forth, lending their voices to each others’ tunes, in harmony. And lending commentary to each others’ tunes, in the form of smart-ass between-song banter.
Friday, November 1st, 8:15pm-9:30pm and 11:15pm-12:30am
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