As soon as he walked into the union and starting setting up, Ryan Schmidt caught the attention of girls and musicians alike. He finished setting up, had a quick sound check, which gave on-lookers a taste of what he can do, and they were pleased. He started performing at 12:30 in the Student Union Thursday, November 14th. He performed a variety of his own songs, and covers of popular songs such as “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore and N’Sync’s “Bye, Bye, Bye.” In between songs, he would told us about traveling and performing. After the show was over, he had just enough time to sign autographs and take pictures before heading to another college to perform!
Part of Ryan’s Bio :
“Having recently graduated from Northeastern University’s renowned Music Industry program, Schmidt’s career is coming into full bloom. These achievements have been fueled by a refreshingly back-to-basics recipe of undeniable talent, unrelenting innovation and boundless desire, along with a healthy portion of good ole fashioned drive. As a mere teenager the New Hampshire native first began digging into the fertile Boston music scene. He took on office jobs within the music industry, making connections and hustling to establish the contacts that would eventually first introduce him to Q Division Studios (where such world class artists as James Taylor, Aimee Mann and Morphine have recorded). It was there Schmidt recorded his first EP, “Burning Bitter Years,” and released it before even receiving his high school diploma, and where he realized his vision for “Black Sheep, Run” and his most recent “White Horse” EP. It did not take long for the ears of the Boston music cognoscenti to perk up at Schmidt’s first full-length effort. With a healthy respect for the folk-inspired work of such predecessors as Bob Dylan and Nick Drake, as well as inspiration from more contemporary artists like Clem Snide and The Shins, Schmidt has a defined vision of where he is taking his music. “I aim at finding a way to combine the song structure and heart and meaning behind some of these older folk songs with an interesting and unique sonic texture,” he states with an understated confidence. “I have a bunch of different ideas past what I have already started that I’d like to do in the next few years. I just want to keep evolving and progressing, to keep lining projects up and staying open to different avenues for my music.” “I sing pretty hard and I sing with everything I have,” he says matter-of-factly. “A lot of people take notice of that.””
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