Exclusive AUK Mini-Gig: Carrie Elkin

During these strange times, AUK has been spreading a little joy by posting regular mini-gigs.  Here, you can get your fix of live music from some incredible artists.  Our latest show comes exclusively from Austin singer-songwriter, Carrie Elkin, whose gorgeous songs cross folk and Americana.  Elkin is known for possessing a voice that is at once both delicate and powerful.  She conveys emotion so effectively through her pure vocal and is so absorbed in the joy of performing, it is an electric experience to see her live. Continue reading “Exclusive AUK Mini-Gig: Carrie Elkin”

Exclusive AUK Mini-Gig: Danny Schmidt

Life in lockdown has been strange and challenging in all sorts of ways.  For music lovers and musicians, the absence of live shows has been particularly hard.  We have been publishing regular mini-gigs to sustain that connection and today’s instalment comes from the Texan singer-songwriter, Danny Schmidt. Since his 1999 debut album, ‘Live at the Prism Coffee House’, Schmidt has been prolific. His tenth studio album, ‘Standard Deviation’, was released last year to critical acclaim. Continue reading “Exclusive AUK Mini-Gig: Danny Schmidt”

Studio Life – Danny Schmidt

For many years, Danny Schmidt has been releasing critically-acclaimed albums, full of consistently exceptional songcraft and intelligent lyricism. The Texan singer-songwriter is known for his delicate, folk guitar, warm voice and poetic approach to his subjects. A genuine troubadour, Schmidt’s songs of wit and wisdom have a timeless quality. Although Schmidt usually performs solo, he’s also released music with his wife, Carrie Elkin, who is another acclaimed singer-songwriter. Schmidt’s considered approach to lyrical content and musical arrangements mean that he can tackle powerful subjects in subtle ways. His recent record, ‘Standard Deviation’, is his tenth recording and all his experience as a writer and performer has worked its way into this well-received album. In the middle of his American tour to promote the album, Americana-UK caught up with Schmidt to find out a little more about the title track. Continue reading “Studio Life – Danny Schmidt”