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Enjoying the Fall

by Danny Schmidt

2001. Americana singer/songwriter with a contemporary blending of old country-blues and mountain bar room gospel, with a little dash of 60's protest pathos.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. God's Love of Man
6:57 $0.99
2. These Ain't Tynan's Blues
4:52 $0.99
3. Girlwhiskey
4:10 $0.99
4. Sometimes a Friend
4:56 $0.99
5. Tennee, Mama, and Desiree
7:42 $0.99
6. Blue Railroad Train
4:25 $0.99
7. Drunk At the Biltmore
5:04 $0.99
8. Oaxacan Vacation
4:02 $0.99
9. Mccreary's Pipes
6:52 $0.99
10. Ten Penny Nails
3:14 $0.99
11. Columbine
3:10 $0.99
12. Not Unlike Water
5:46 $0.99
13. Frayed Unsightly Hided Eyes
5:40 album only
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Album Notes

"I've not felt a performance with this much intensity since I saw Neil Young solo years ago. Nor have I heard songwriting with this much subtlety of craftsmanship since Leonard Cohen. I was completely floored."
~ Henri Simmons, from The Filter

"I have rarely, if ever, been so moved or impressed by an artist as I have by Danny Schmidt. What else can I say, the guitar work strikes me like none other I have heard in my long life of playing guitar myself . . . Check him out, no matter what kind of music you like, check him out! I guarantee you, if you don't you are missing one of life's treats."
~ Bill Bruedigam, Inside Indie Music

"He's as witty as a Cafe Wha?-era Dylan, his voice expressive and world-weary as an Appalachian plowman."
~ Internet Songwriters' Guild Top 10

"Danny Schmidt's done it again. One of the country's best singer-songwriters, the Charlottesville, Virginia-based musician has released yet another masterpiece, only a year or so after his successful Live at the Prism Coffeehouse."
~ Les Reynolds, from Indie Music Magazine

"One of my favorite singer-songwriters. A haunting, ageless voice; melodies that are both simple & original; wry, moving lyrics; a guitar style that's as organic as it is unpredictable. What force is he tapping into, anyway?"
~ Brady Earnhart, exceptional Virginia-based singer/songwriter

"It's honest, bare bones storytelling at it's best. It's such a warm and inviting recording, you're waiting for the audience's applause after each track."
~ Tori Mazur, Music Beyond Radio

"Danny plays a guitar as natural as he breathes -- he has some seriously tasty songs and a debut CD that mesmerizes."
~ Mary Sue Twohy, exceptional DC-based singer/songwriter

"Choosing a language that is subtle, imaginative and yet intrinsically moral, he imbues these songs with a sense of personal pathos that removes the issues from the politics of the headlines and brings them back home to whence they sprang in the first place. . . It's this elemental beauty -- the way the guitar feels tuned to the chords of the central nervous system, the way Schmidt and Wood's voices interact knowingly -- that sets this music apart. If there's a better local release this year than Enjoying the Fall, I'll be surprised (and thrilled to hear it)."
~ Keith Morris, the Charlottesville Daily Progress

"We just want to let you know how much you rocked us here at STIRadio. We run over 450 internet radio stations, and that keeps us pretty much on the go. But you made us stop and just listen for a day. . .
A whole day we listened to what you had to say. You have God in you. Thank you for sharing God with us. We will be putting your heart on our stations today. We hope that STIRadio can help get you to more people."
~ an email to Danny from STIRadio



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remo (civitavecchia-italy)

a masterpiece! this guy is a genius!
please buy this cd. this is a masterpiece from a poet. this is not a normal album. danny is not a normal guy. you are in front of a genius and this is probably his best album. but all from danny schmidt is beautiful. buy all his cds. wherever you are, danny, i love your music. thank you.

Terry Molnar

Danny Schmidt is lyrical, a poet with a guitar.
"Enjoying the Fall" is another collection of Danny Schmidt story songs, varied in mood and tempo, but lyrical and often profound. Careful listening pays off here.

Jack Wilcox

Enjoying the Fall stands beautifully against the output of the remainder of the universe. The first few seconds alone sold me. Schmidt proves in these seconds that he isn't a guitar player to be challenged. I've heard such great things about the Charlottesville scene, and discovered this disc after seeing Paul Curreri in concert in Oregon, who raved about it. From transporting stories (Oaxacan Vacation) to abstracting mind-benders (Sometimes A Friend, which Curreri actually is credited as singing on), this record affirms that the state of the world still contains hope. Buy this, and then buy the following record, "Make Right the Time." Curreri was right: You'll meet one of the most accelerating and gorgeous singers of our time.


I'm not prone to overstatement, but
This might be the best album I've heard. The guitar playing is phenomenal and the lyrics, in terms of both the structure and the content, are beautiful. "Tennee, Mama, and Desiree" makes my heart hurt. Thanks, Danny. I regret that I didn't find you before you left Charlottesville and (maybe) music altogether. You are a rare treasure.

Myrtle Ruth Harned

Don't Miss This One!
Enjoying the Fall: what a great title. Yes, do just that. Fall right in and settle yourself sweetly into the embrace of Schmidt's music. It's hard to imagine time better spent. Few artists have mastered that rare ability to tell a tale with the depth and eloquence of Schmidt; that trait alone makes this CD a must-buy. Couple that with his deftly-played guitar work and you've got yourself a CD you'll put on your top-10 list of Must-Haves. At humanity's sins he can moan like a dove, or tenderly murmur when his heart turns to love. Oops, didn't mean to get all mushy and poetic and stupidly cheesey. He's just that darn good! In short, one listen of The Fall will renew your hope that musicians still exist. They still write, they still play and sing. And all the while we, the lucky audience, delight in their every intonation.

mick bovee

Another triumph
The fourth Danny Schmidt album I have bought and once again a collection of terrific songs sung by a master storyteller. I've been around quite a long time and heard some of the best singer/songwriters in the world and Danny deserves to be included with the likes of Townes Van Zandt, Bob Dylan and Guy Clark as one of my all-time favourites.

mick bovee

Another triumph
The fourth Danny Schmidt album I have bought and once again a collection of terrific songs sung by a master storyteller. I've been around quite a long time and heard some of the best singer/songwriters in the world and Danny deserves to be included with the likes of Townes Van Zandt, Bob Dylan and Guy Clark as one of my all-time favourites.

amy ray

danny schmidt enjoying the fall
Great songs that were meant to be written, excellent vocals, emotion with no cheese..... Schmidt is the real deal.