Join us for a very special evening!
Seth McGaw, local artist and show opener, proudly hosts and invites you to experience the critically acclaimed music of singer/songwriter Danny Schmidt.
The kitchen will be offering our full food and beverage menu to enjoy. Relax in our cozy cafe on a wonderful winter’s evening.
$10 ticket at the door goes directly to the artists.
Have a large Group? Call ahead for reservations at 360-243-3278
This is an all ages event.
Named to the Chicago Tribune’s 50 Most Significant Songwriters in the Last 50 Years, Danny has amassed a cult following for his stunningly poetic, poignant imagery. With lyrical depth drawing comparisons to Leonard Cohen and Townes Van Zandt, Schmidt is considered a preeminent writer, an artist whose earthy poetry manages to somehow conjure magic from the mundane, leading Sing Out Magazine to tag him as: “Perhaps the best new songwriter we’ve heard in the last 15 years.”
THE STORY OF THE GUITAR . . .
Danny’s guitar is a unique one-of-a-kind Martin. It was the brainchild of Ed Golden and Danny Brown in Martin’s custom shop, and was one of ten individual guitars designed and built for Martin’s ten top retail stores as special exclusive one-time offerings. The exclusivity part turned out to be a politically difficult maneuver, though, as Martin didn’t want to offend certain dealers by offering special favor to certain other dealers, so the guitar never found its way out of Martin’s factory.
Luckily, it found its way into Danny’s hands one night at a Folk Alliance Conference, during a late night picking party in the room of Martin’s artist rep, Chris Thomas. It was love at first strum. The two were a perfect fit for each other.