Claudia SchmidtPeople’s Church is pleased to welcome Claudia Schmidt to Kalamazoo for our Concert Series.  She’ll be performing in the Commons at People’s Church on Friday, May 2 at 8:00 p.m.

Michigan native Claudia Schmidt has traversed North America as well as Europe in venues ranging from intimate clubs to 4,000 seat theatres, and festival stages in front of 25,000 rapt listeners. She has recorded fourteen albums of mostly original songs, exploring folk, blues, and jazz idioms featuring her acclaimed 12-string guitar and mountain dulcimer playing.

Claudia 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 Keillor said “when Claudia sings a song, it stays sung”.

Tickets for the concert are $12 if requested in advance or $15 at the door.  Call (269) 375-3262 for advance tickets or add your name to the sign-up sheet in the foyer.  Advance tickets can be picked up at the door at the show.

For more about Claudia, visit her website.

To sample Claudia’s recent work, check out this YouTube video.

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