Schmidt is a force of nature: a blue moon, a
hundred-year flood, an avalanche of a
singer-songwriter. His songs are a flood of poetry,
mythology, folk wisdom, and surprise."
brilliant young songwriter I've heard in the past 25
years. His songs are thrillingly poetic."
- Rich Warren, The Midnight
"In his use
of parable and allegory, there are inevitable
comparisons with Cohen and Dylan, but these are
songs of such quality and beauty that they more than
hold their own in this exalted company."
5 stars out of 5, Maverick
seductive simplicity, his music demands your
- Texas Monthly
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."
- Austin Chronicle
"Schmidt is a stellar poet and
musician, and media comparisons to a string of legends
are not amiss. He's too original and too good for a
mere cult following."
- Dirty Linen Magazine
Schmidt is a young man with blazing lyrical skills
and a deserved cult following."
- Cambria Arts UK
songsmith has been churning out brilliant, poetic
songs on the human condition coupled with dazzling
technique on his guitar strings for almost a
- Jay Trachtenberg, KUT Radio
Schmidt's done it again. One of the country's best
singer-songwriters has released yet another
very well be the medieval love child of Ani Difranco
and Tom Waits."
- WORT radio in Madison, WI
beautifully crafted, lonesome pines music and
complex beguiling words, he would've fitted neatly
on the bill at any '60s coffee house alongside
Townes Van Zandt or Leonard Cohen."
- Q Magazine UK
"Danny Schmidt’s the
real thing, a bone fide: Best new songwriter in
X years kinda guy."
- Penguin Eggs Magazine, Canada
"His songs, so
lyrically rich, so finely crafted, carry the power
of fine poetry. They accentuate the narrative. They
celebrate subtlety. Schmidt's songs are filled with
nimble wordplay and cool cadences; they move with
the light feet of a dancer. But in the tone and
theme, they convey weight and depth and substance."
"His voice is of its
own kind, an arresting warble I've witnessed
stopping folks in their tracks. The lyrics. Every
phrase bursting with irony or humor or revelation or
all three. Only one label will stick: sui generis,
in a class of his own, one of a kind."
- David Kleiner, Minor
about the man is gentle, except his capacity for
insight, which is crushing.”