Sally Rogers & Claudia Schmidt
Heart-opening harmony and musical chemistry like no other, Sally and Claudia continue to win over the folk community with their double dulcimer work and shared joy of performing.
Claudia Schmidt and Sally Rogers have been weaving their voices, dulcimers, and guitars together for decades, creating an atmosphere of joy and musical lushness that audiences find so irresistible, they frequently join right in.
Starting with their soaring harmonies - "blood harmony" was how one fan described it - fascinating double dulcimer work, the mix of 6 and 12 string guitars, then brought together with a wide choice of material encompassing their originals, traditional, and choice compositions of contemporary songwriters, a concert by these two masters of their craft is an immensely satisfying and restorative experience. Time has only deepened and enriched the music they create together.
By Claudia Schmidt.
Schoodic Arts for All, Winter Harbor, Maine. 2016
By Claudia Schmidt.
In Claudia's backyard. 2016
By Sally Rogers.
Old Songs Festival, Altamont, New York. 2016
Recorded at NERFA 2018 during their formal showcase
On We are Welcomed, Sally Rogers and Claudia Schmidt have combined their always lovely and frequently powerful voices together in glorious harmony. While both have maintained solo careers over the years, this is their fourth collaborative album together since 1981. Each contributes several original songs and they do several well chosen covers, including a magnificent version of Sandy Denny's autumnal masterpiece, "Who Knows Where the Time Goes."
Mike Reigenstreif, “Folk Roots/Folk Branches”,
CKCU Radio, Ottawa, Ontario
I waited decades for [Evidence of Happiness] and it was worth the wait. The title alone spells out the joy of this CD. Sally and Claudia prove after a long friendship, they remain as attune to each other as always. The verve and spontaneity of this recording sparkles as does the sheer talent of these friends. They mix a variety of memorable originals ... with a quartet of covers. Sally's eternal rewrite of an old hymn, "Love Will Guide Us," finally is available on CD.
Rich Warren, “The Midnight Special”,
WFMT Radio, Chicago, IL
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