Danny Schmidt (from the album Standard Deviation available on Live Once Records)
It is always fascinating to be a fly-on-the-wall between an artist and their relationship with words and music. Standard Deviation is the recent release from Danny Schmidt, the title a road sign for the path that Danny and his songs travel. The pen of Danny Schmidt sketches out the stories with a literary flair as Standard Deviation travels back to an infamous Bob Dylan gig in “Newport ‘65” while the acoustic guitar pickings hush as the archaic term miscarriage is expunged in “We Need a Better Word”. Intricate details provide the romance for a storyline stage set in the multi-dimensional realm of theoretical physics, string theory, quantum mechanics, and descriptive statistics in the title track as it speaks with delicately placed words. Standard Deviation paints audio masterworks when “Bones of Emotion” pulls the curtain back on December 26 unwrapping a scene of family life while “Words Are Hooks” warns of hidden barbs and alphabetized land mines.
Danny Schmidt and duo/life partner, Carrie Elkin, recently added a third name to their family marquee with the birth of their daughter, Maizy. Wasting no time pulling her weight, Maizy becoming the story source as Standard Deviation opens with “Just Wait Til They See You” and the show-and-tell for a newborn’s identity changes of “Blue-Eyed Hole in Time”. The album enters a recovery program as the tale in “Last Man Standing” reminds that every step is an individual journey as Danny Schmidt slowly strums his guitar to turn the pages of time as “Agents of Change” addresses gentrification.
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