Upcoming Shows

Saturday, January 25th

Stephanie's Acoustic Trio including special guest Tony Furtado
Lake Oswego, OR
Doors 5:30pm, Show 7:00pm
$25 tickets (includes snacks, beer and wine)
RSVP to kerstanruffer@gmail.com to reserve your seats and pay at the door


Friday, February 14th

Valentines House Concert with Stephanie Schneiderman & Tony Furtado
In the beautiful home of Coleen Carey and Jim Honish in the Sabin Neighborhood of NE Portland
7:00pm doors, 7:30pm show
$20 tickets (includes snacks, beer, wine and "Love" Kombucha cocktails!)
$30 tickets (also includes a digital copy of CROSSFIRE when it's completed!)
Limited to 50 seats
*Kombucha generously donated by Brew Dr.

Stephanie and Tony will team up to play a rare duo show of folk/Americana/indie-pop inspired original songs. Both veteran musicians, each with their own solo career and over 25 solo albums between them, it's a special treat for them to get to share the stage in their hometown neighborhood.

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Fundraising Concert for new CD CROSSFIRE

THANK-YOU to everyone who came out to the fundraiser on June 8th! I loved sharing the new songs with you. CROSSFIRE is still available for pre-purchase (HERE) and I'm currently still booking house concerts. All the money raised will go towards recording costs for the new album.

Stephanie's music is featured in a new documentary...


Here's the trailer (feat. Stephanie's band, Swan Sovereign's song Valentine)

Swan Sovereign

Swan Sovereign has a new single called Valentine! Link is here.

Stephanie is now playing drums in Swan Sovereign -her new band with Dirty Martini bandmates Lara Michell and McKinley.

Swan Sovereign Band photo

Swan Sovereign is a Portland, Oregon trio with punchy, defiant pop songs and harmonies so buttery that you’ll forget to be offended by the bossy lyrics. Stephanie Schneiderman (drums) Lara Michell (guitar) and Christine McKinley (bass) are a tight, spare unit with compact songs that burst from dead quiet into tantrums and back down.

Before taking over the rhythm section and forming the power trio that became Swan Sovereign, the three were in Dirty Martini. The music of Dirty Martini was gloomy, introspective and rain-soaked, like April in Portland. Swan Sovereign is more like a dance party on a sunny day in Antarctica – bright and blinding, with snowballs flying and a bit of blood on the ice from playing too rough.

Swan Sovereign's songs about interrogation, family secrets, and organized rebellion cut clean and deep. Then they rub salt in with mean 60s girl group harmonies. It leaves a pretty pink scar.

Portland Radio Project

Here's a podcast to a recent interview/performance on PRP! Listen to Stephanie share her thoughts on influences, songwriting, writing musicals and performing. Joining her for the live performance is Tony Furtado on baritone Uke.

Music Video for 'Wide Open'

Filmed in April 2012, this video features dancers from NW Dance Project, choreographed by Lindsey Matheis and directed by Lucy Martin.

New Acoustic CD "Live At The Old Church"

cd available at CD Baby

Live at the Old Church CD cover

Recorded last year at The Old Church, in Portland, backed by 45th Parallel String Quartet, Roxy Consort Choir and many guest musicians including Tony Furtado on the baritone ukelele, Hanz Araki on the low whistle and more…. the CD features acoustic versions of songs from Stephanie's most recent albums Rubber Teardrop, Dangerous Fruit and (Dirty Martini's) Tea and Revenge.