Called "one of New York City's best young storytellers," John Schmitt was born and raised in Buffalo, NY, and his songs are a direct reflection of his experiences growing up there. His simple, honest approach tells stories that hit at the heart of American life. Blending a folk-meets-soul style, Paul Simon-meets-Motown, to go along with thoughtful lyrics and images, John sings about his life in real terms.
His new album “Ophelia” is his loftiest work to date. Produced by Caleb Hawley (American Idol), we see on “Ophelia” just how life in the city has affected Schmitt, now a resident of Brooklyn, as he takes us along for many stories of life, love, loss, and coffee consumption.
John is currently touring the U.S., having opened for Ingrid Michaelson (NYC - 2007), Allison Kraus (DC - 2009), and Dave Matthews Band (Jones Beach, NY - 2009).