Folk singer Claudia Schmidt will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, at the Marquette Regional History Center. This Beaumier Coffee House concert is co-sponsored by the Hiawatha Music Co-op and the Marquette Regional History Center. A Michigan native, Schmidt has spent more than four decades as a touring professional. She has played in North American and European venues ranging from intimate clubs to 4,000-seat theaters to festival stages before a crowd of 25,000. Schmidt has recorded 19 albums of mostly original songs, exploring folk, blues and jazz idioms featuring her acclaimed skills playing 12-string guitar and mountain dulcimer.
The Boston Globe called Schmidt "a true artist--she has talent and the fire of genius." The Lansing State Journal reported, "Claudia Schmidt belongs to the genre of hyperliterate songwriters, a word-monger of the first order, sometimes bursting at the boundaries of song form. In addition, she's a firecracker of a singer, irrepressibly emotional, and a radiant, almost overwhelming performer. It's the folksinger trifecta, and in this Schmidt is nearly in a class by herself."
Ticket prices are: students, $5 in advance/$7 at the door; general public, $10 advance/$12 door. For more information, contact the Beaumier Heritage Center at 227-3212.