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Family Favorites

by Stuffy Shmitt

Tasty acoustic guitar, gritty vocals, lyric driven American rock and roll.
Genre: Rock: Roots Rock
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1. Who Cares If There\'s A Moon?
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2. All I Need
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3. Lock Me Away
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4. In Your Pocket
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5. Back To LA
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6. She\'s So Straight
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7. One Of Those Diamonds
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8. Dancin\' On The Wire
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9. Still In My Bed
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10. Hold On Zo
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11. I Drink \'Cause I Can\'t Handle It
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12. Porchlight
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13. Just Between Us Lovers
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14. Real Love
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15. My Guitar Is An Alien
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
STUFFY SHMITT, Family Favorites, July 2008. A new release.

On Stuffy Shmitt’s Family Favorites (2008), a new collection of fifteen original tunes, Shmitt does what he does best – sing, play guitar and tell stories. A true American song writer, his signature lyrical and melodic craftsmanship artfully weave his rock, blues - and even a hint of country - influences, all infused with Shmitt’s definitive moods and ever-present humor.

Family Favorites takes the listener on a semi-autobiographical sonic tour of Shmitt’s woeful observations as he and those closest to him stumble, kick, scream, falter and embrace life at its toughest and poignant best. The moods range from manic to somber, passionate to disenchanted… all with an under-pinning of humor and hope. It is this light amidst the darkness that makes Shmitt’s songs infinitely listenable. The sensitivity of Shmitt’s viewfinder on the world gives his words, music and rich vocals a tender, hard hitting and universal appeal. His songs resonate deeper with each listen.

Shmitt wears his producer hat well, layering lush sounds expertly and sparingly to drive the songs without overwhelming his message. His guitar tracks and vocal prowess demonstrate a well-developed talent. Most admirably, Shmitt keeps it real, never straying far from where his talent sits strongest and what his fans yearn to hear… melodic, lyric driven American rock n roll, seamless guitar playing and a strong, masculine vocal full of grit and authenticity only gained from experiencing life on the edge and as a grand adventure.

Other Stuffy Shmitt recordings:

Stuffy Shmitt, Nothing Is Real (1999)
“One of the best indie releases this year” – Peter Bochan, WBAI-FM, NYC

Stuffy Shmitt, Dog Steal the Moon” (2002)
“Shmitt is a New York-based singer-songwriter-guitarist who has truly mastered his craft. His songs are serious, even poetic at times, yet filled with oddball lyrical twists and distinctive musical touches... it’s a striking collection” – Jay Lustig, The Star Ledger, NJ

Stuffy Shmitt, “Other People’s Stuff” (2004)
“On this album, the singer/guitarist trips through modern music in an unusual compilation of cover songs that showcase his gritty, manly voice… the best album you\'ve never heard of!” – Dan Aquilante, New York Post

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Tim Hitchings

Stuffy Continues To Grow
I met Stuffy at the North Star Pub 17+ years ago where he tended bar. Attending some of his gigs back then it was clear his careful choice of words in his lyrics and his deep soulful voice was capable of creating incredible music. Today, in his latest album his voice carries his songs to deeper depths of emotion that lies beneath every word in his work. As producer on this album Stuffy demonstrates a sharp vision of how his music needs to be heard. Each track has clear clean instrumentals that allow his deep baritone vocals to grab you with his sharply written lyrics. Listen to this album in track order. Stuffy leads you though the ups and downs of life with each song. His album begs repeat playing to catch every nuance.

This should THE album that breaks Stuffy Shmitt out to a wider audience.

Let's hope it's not another 5 years before he releases his next album.
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Gary Regan

More Stuff
Just when you thought Stuffy couldn't surprise you more, he ups and kicks your ass with new tricks you never dreamed of. Fabulous Shmitt mjuusic with a couple of show-off tracks that show you the genius behind the smile.
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ME!

Stuffy!
I went to boarding school with Stuffys Daughter, a couple years back and he wrote in your pocket, and one other song while she was there, and we were the first ones to hear, it and i was SOOO elated to find it on here, and listen to the song, and have all the amazing memories come back to me, so thanks stuffy for putting out another amazing album!
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MARK HEGARTY

WHY IS THIS GUY NOT A SUPER STAR
I CANT GET ENOUGH OF STUFFS NEW CD NEVER A DULL MOMENT I JUST DROVE 500 MILES IN THE CAR WITH THIS CD PLAYING ALL THE TIME AND NOT ONCE TURNED THE VOLUME DOWN THE FACT THAT THIS GUY IS NOT A MAJOR STAR PROVES THAT THERE NO JUSTICE IN THIS WORLD CANT WAIT FOR THE NEXT CD.
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Bob Dickey

Family Favorites
Metzger told me it was good. He was right. Great album. Changed my life, improved my 401K, even cleared up that nasty skin problem. Hey, thanks Stuffy!
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Legal Walrus

Dammit I'm suing!!
As Stuffy Shmitt's primary legal counsel, I am filing a lawsuit henceforth and forthwith suing all members of the controlling musical community who refuse to sign this freaking guy! He should be wandering the world with his Takamine and a pack of smokes. This record is further proof of Stuffy's extensive talent, diversity, vision and song-smithing. A real talent. Expect a summons.
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