Since his humble musical beginnings in rural New Hampshire, Nashville-based pop singer and recent graduate from Northeastern University’s renowned Music Industry program, Ryan Schmidt has come into his own. Having opened for critically acclaimed contemporaries Matt Nathanson and LIGHTS, been named the Critic’s Choice at the Starbucks Music Makers Competition and constantly touring, Schmidt is fueled by a refreshingly back-to-basics recipe of undeniable talent along with a healthy portion of good ole fashioned drive.
This past year, he performed at the Outlaw Roadshow private CMJ showcase, appeared in GQ’s annual Men Of The Year editorial and was nominated “Best Music Artist” in Campus Activities Magazine Reader’s Poll. His unique approach to his blend of soul and pop, with a deep respect for Top-40 music, is all about warm and expressive vocals, tight grooves and uplifting melodies. With his latest effort “Lovelust” due out July 2014, Schmidt “has taken the singer/songwriter genre to new heights.” (OurVinyl.com)
In The Press:
“I can’t decide if we have a pop star or an R&B singer on our hands, but he’s the next big thing either way.” (Muse-ically Inclined)
“‘Another Friend’ is a big departure for the ambitious musician, showing a breadth of ability the defies the overused-and-now-nearly-meaningless singer-songwriter label that has been hung on him in the past.” (Daykamp Music)
“… Schmidt’s focus on his art and his exceptional vocalizations make me think he could soon to prove to be Boston’s finest export.” (Ryan’s Smashing Life)