Friday, January 17, 2014

A Sunday night show for your listening pleasure ...

Excellent show from at the Alberta Rose on Sunday night ... Danny Schmidt and Carrie Elkin ... 

Definitely one to check out! 

     - Jim

Matt Miner Presents:

Danny Schmidt and Carrie Elkin

Sunday, January 19, 7:00pm
Alberta Rose Theatre
Advance discount tickets at

Two great songwriters. One great night. Schmidt and Elkin have each released several solo albums on Red House Records. Last year, they teamed up on "Together," their first collection of duets.

Named to the Chicago Tribune's 50 Most Significant Songwriters in the Last 50 Years, Austin-based Danny Schmidt has rapidly ascended from underground cult hero to being widely recognized as an artist of generational significance.  With lyrical depth drawing comparisons to Leonard Cohen, Townes Van Zandt, and Dave Carter, Danny is considered a preeminent writer whose earthy poetry manages to conjure magic from the mundane.  Sing Out Magazine calls him "Perhaps the best new songwriter we've heard in the last 15 years."

Armed with just his voice, his words, and his acoustic guitar, Danny's a timeless troubadour, sharing his truth in the form of songs, unadorned and intimate.  As songwriter Jeffrey Foucault put it: "Everything about the man is gentle, except for his capacity for insight, which is crushing."

With her Red House Records debut release, Call It My Garden, Carrie Elkin has emerged as one of the defining new voices in the world of Texas singer-songwriters, being celebrated by Texas Music Magazine as one of their artists of the year. She's an artist full of contrast and contradiction. With a voice that's somehow both gritty and pristine, the Austin Chronicle calls it "an earthy combination of strength and compassion . . . reminiscent of the winsome beauty created by a young Nanci Griffith" while Bob Harris of the BBC throws in comparisons to Patty Griffin and Iris DeMent, and calls her voice "spellbinding from the opening track."

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