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Standard Deviation

by Danny Schmidt

Cinematic lyrical poetry with lush musical backdrops of steel guitar, string sections, and ethereal girl harmonies.
Genre: Folk: Singer/Songwriter
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Just Wait Til They See You
3:14 $1.29
2. Words Are Hooks
3:50 $1.29
3. Standard Deviation
5:54 $1.29
4. Blue-Eyed Hole in Time
4:07 $1.29
5. Newport '65
4:16 $1.29
6. Agents of Change
3:02 $1.29
7. Last Man Standing
3:36 $1.29
8. The Longest Way
3:31 $1.29
9. Bones of Emotion
4:19 $1.29
10. We Need a Better Word
4:14 $1.29
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes

"Standard Deviation is top shelf Danny Schmidt . . . far-ranging, wise, and life-affirmingly poetic." - Anais Mitchell

"Danny Schmidt is a songwriter's songwriter. Each line, each chorus, each bridge, each breath — each is carefully placed without compromise. So many great lines. So many great songs. Exact pieces in a wonderful puzzle. Singing like a quiet madman. Standard Deviation is a joy.” - Sam Baker


This is one of Danny's most personal albums, and probably the most lush, musically. It was recorded with a magnificent group of friends, including the angelic expressionistic vocals of Mira Stanley Costa and Cara May Gorman (of the indie-band The Sea The Sea) and steel guitar and violin by mulit-intstrumental genius Fats Kaplin (of John Prine's band). Musically, this album is just simply ear candy.

The meat of the record, though, is still Danny's signature lyrical poetry. Each song is a bit of a journey with twists and turns along the way. Centered around Danny's recent new fatherhood, several of the songs revolve around all the new insights and transformations that the introduction of a new life can bring into all of our older lives.

It's a beautiful and touching record.



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