Celtic Junction Arts Center

Weaving the traditions of Dance, Music, Art & Language

836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul, MN, 55104

Claudia Schmidt with The Eighthead Band, Sept 20

 Doors 7pm, music starts at 7:30. Advance tickets $21.50, $25 at the door. BUY TICKETS NOW

“when Claudia sings a song it stays sung” - Garrison Keillor, "Prairie Home Companion"

Claudia Schmidt is a powerful vocalist and adventurous artist, who combines lively folk, jazz and blues with rich poetry and playful humor.  Throw in traditional ballads and breathtaking originals, and there's not a style she can't master. Claudia's incredible voice and charismatic stage presence make her a marvel in concert. 

Claudia will be joined by Dean MaGraw on guitar, Jim Anton on bass, and Marc Anderson on percussion - three of the most sought-after musicians in the Twin Cities. Together they're Eighthead, a group that creates a heady brew of musical influences and styles.

Claudia has a rich history with such stand out artists. Her recent return to Minnesota resulted in her 2014 release New Whirled Order on which she is supported by master jazz guitarist Dean Magraw and an ensemble of other great players including John Gorka and Peter Ostroushko. The album is chock full of stand-out tracks and is her most definitive collection to date.A gifted songwriter, she is also an accomplished 12-string guitarist and mountain dulcimer player.