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Make Right the Time

by Danny Schmidt

2003. 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: Political
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Make Right the Time - part i
3:34 $0.99
2. Tick Tock
4:57 $0.99
3. Today
5:25 $0.99
4. Sunny Days
4:22 $0.99
5. Cleopatra
5:04 $0.99
6. Boils Down to Blood
4:08 $0.99
7. The Winds
3:27 $0.99
8. Anarchy for a Night Rag
4:56 $0.99
9. Closing Time
4:52 $0.99
10. Already Done
5:44 $0.99
11. Make Right the Time - part ii
2:48 $0.99
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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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Annette in Bethel

Haunting and addictive -- I can't stop listening...
After hearing Danny in concert in Bethel this summer, I felt impelled to purchase his music for myself. This CD is incredible with haunting lyrics and music that just won't let me loose and leaves me longing for more.


A home run for Danny!!!
Danny Schmidt hits a home run with this CD. His poetic lyrics and connection to his fans is astounding. Danny is truely one of the best folk singers around!

Diane Hutchins

How does one describe Danny Schmidt's music? It's a combination of folk and musical. The lyrics are folk but the musical style is almost classical, with a couple of Jazz and lite Rock style thrown in. His voice has been described as "frail, yet strong". Some would disagree. Perhaps it's because he's soulful, using every last breath in his singing, giving it that "frail" sound. It has a haunting, hypnotic effect about it on a lot of his songs. It snags you, and won't let you go. He offers three full-length downloadable tracks from each of his albums at his website: www.dannyschmidt.com, plus 2 videos. You'll need QuickTime to view the videos and it takes awhile the first time you download it, so be patient. I recommend watching "Stained Glass", because you don't get to hear much of his singing on the other one. Unfortunately, "Stained Glass" doesn't contain the full song, but there is certainly enough of it to enjoy. All he asks in return to downloading the free songs, is to purchase the albums if you like what you hear and then share it with your friends.

My favorite song on this CD is the powerful and moving tribute he wrote about 9/11: "It's Already Done". It's so powerful that it's hard to describe in a few words and the song is too long to include here. So read and hear the song on his website. You won't be disappointed.

Liam Bowler

So, so good . . .
This is absolutely one of the best CDs I own. I don't know how Danny channels such poignant, fervent poetry . . . but he does.

mick bovee

Another amazing album by this superb singer. Danny has the ability to write songs that mean something to us all and make us look at ourselves and others a little more compassionately (mostly). Not a weak track on the album, just simply full of great songs. Thanks Danny.

Jack Wilcox

Giving "below the radar" new meaning
This, in my opinion, is by far Danny Schmidt's most cohesive, most impressive effort to date. That really says more than it sounds like, since every single one of his three records have been the platform for more contemplative nights that I can count. Schmidt's guitar playing is absolute in its understatement... it always seems to whisper, "I'm doing this on purpose. Y'all know I could do more, right? Y'all know I'm playing it this way because that's simply how it should be." This record has some politics, yes, but they're dealt with from such an individual standpoint, a single person's perspective, that they're not only palatable, but for once in the folk singer universe -- I believe -- actually capable of changing things. I heard through the grapevine that the young Schmidt's been having some serious health problems, but that he's recovered well. That doesn't surprise me. These songs sing nothing if not a strong, strong man. BUY IT.


Tight man, for real.
I dig this CD. I mean really can you dig it man? Great vocals and some pretty sweet guitar work. I can't really say anything bad about it.