Ben Schmidt cleverly blends songwriting, storytelling

Jun 2, 2015

In this episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," host Ben Kieffer catches up with singer songwriter Ben Schmidt. 

Download the podcast to hear some tracks from Ben's upcoming projects. 

Twenty-nine year old singer/songwriter Ben Schmidt uses his warm reedy mid range voice and a powerful arsenal of fingerstyle and flatpicked guitar chops to texture his soulful compositions. 

Raised in Chicago, Mr. Schmidt's self-taught approach to music is rooted in vintage folk and blues, but whether by himself on a lap slide guitar, or in front of a band, he takes the listener on a unique journey in every song. He is currently working on two upcoming releases: 0ne is a batch of songs that functions as a companion album to a new play, "In the Wake of the Grabow Riots," and the other is entitled "Muse."