Stephanie Schneiderman

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Stephanie Schneiderman Acoustic Trio
w/ Swan Sovereign opening
@ Polaris Hall

Date & Time: Saturday | April 15 | 7:00pm
Tickets: $20 https://www.etix.com/ticket/online/performanceSale.do?method=restoreToken&language=en&performance_id=6878077&method=restoreToken
Contact: stephanieschneiderman@gmail.com

Portland, OR— Fueled by music from her recent release Crossfire, Stephanie Schneiderman and her acoustic trio - featuring Jenny Conlee (of the Decemberists) on accordion & Keith Brush (of the Blue Cranes) on upright bass - combine elements of folk, Americana and indie-rock into a beautifully dark and introspective sound that is as lush as it is intimate. Joining the trio as a special guest will be world renowned, multi-instrumentalist Tony Furtado!

Opening the night with a long awaited and rare performance is Swan Sovereign. Formed by members of Dirty Martini, Swan Sovereign is a trio with punchy, defiant pop songs buttered with intricate harmonies. Christine McKinley, Lara Michell and Stephanie are a tight, spare unit with compact songs about interrogation, family secrets and organized rebellion that cut clean and deep.

Downloadable images:

Trio Poster crossfire_back_cover Swan Sovereign

More about Stephanie:

Stephanie Schneiderman is an award winning singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and activist based in Portland, Oregon. Whether pursuing her prolific work as a solo artist (9 albums), playing drums for all-star roots pop act Swan Sovereign (formerly Dirty Martini), stepping on the stage in the musical The Full Monty, producing a wildly successful humanitarian concert series for refugees in Uganda (raising over $70k) as well as producing the soundtrack for 3 popular children's DVD's -selling more than 65K combined units, Schneiderman is hands down one of the most diversely talented artists the NW has to offer.

At PSU she studied music and theater while simultaneously cutting her teeth with Motown funk act Body and Soul – regularly performing in front of audiences of 10,000+. Her solo career began with a coveted spot in the Lilith Fair and she went on to receive extensive NW radio play, tour internationally, and earn placements in numerous films and primetime TV shows. She has performed with some of the nation’s top touring acts- from Aimee Mann to Hall & Oates, Heart, Sarah McLachlan and Train. Above all her accolades as an artist, Schneiderman has a keen passion for activism and is currently penning a musical about human trafficking.

Her new album, Crossfire, combines her past sonic explorations—folk, Americana, trip hop, and pop—into a beautifully dark and deeply introspective recording that is as lush as it is intimate. Funded by pre-purchases and house concerts, Crossfire is a labor of love that celebrates her maiden voyage as self-producer and is possibly her most compelling collection of songs to date.