Claudia was on Music Friday Live! last year and I and the audience loved her. Her songs bring a bit of America's past to the modern world, and bring the modern world to folk music. She has released a new album, "The New Whirled Order". When her label pinged me with the news and I jumped at a chance to have her on the show. She is so much fun.
For those of you who may not know her, for most four decades as a touring professional have found Michigan native Claudia Schmidt traversing North America as well as Europe in venues ranging from intimate clubs to 4,000 seat theaters, 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. This Friday right here on Music Friday Live!