Live Music Series – Josh Schmidt
Alternative pop act Schmidt brings an updated, genre-bending sound to the D.C. area. The band’s namesake, Josh Schmidt, strikes a proper balance between emotive lyrics and sensitive songwriting, all with a modern twist — including the occasional autotune. The interplay of acoustic guitars and synthetic textures takes the listener for a delightful and intimate ride. Schmidt’s musical background dates back to the early 2000s. He focused on arrangement and technique and developed a catalog of over 200 covers. By mixing raw acoustic elements and moody electronic instrumentation, Schmidt has built a sound that weaves between folk and layered pop, with a concentration on sentimental lyrics and an impressive vocal range.