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"Cry With Me"

Video Premiere Invite

Join me for the EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE + CONCERT for my new single "Cry With Me" - directed by Alicia J. Rose and choreographed by Sarah Palumbis. Come celebrate with the production cast and crew at a gorgeous, new wine bar, Ora et Labora - including a concert with special guests including Tony Furtado, Keith Brush and my Dirty Martini bandmates Lara Michell and McKinley. Your ticket & support will help us launch the video!

Tuesday, July 16th @ Ora et Labora
3928 N Williams Avenue - Portland, Oregon
Limited Tickets $50 | 6:30–8:30pm

*Once the donation comes through, you will receive a confirmation email, and your name will be on the guest list.

"Cry With Me" Teaser


Schneiderman’s new single “Cry With Me” is a bold invitation to stay tender and open during harsh, divisive times. It's a requestion for shared grief and to see each other's humanity as we navigate what's happening in the world around us.

Shot at the vast and gritty decommissioned Zidell Shipyards, the video was directed by powerhouse Alicia J. Rose and choreographed by Sarah Palumbis. It utilizes the incredible talents of five female dancers, spanning seven decades of life, who beautifully morph into various stages of grief through dance. The single and video will be out on all platforms July 18th, 2024.


From the new album Crossfire

Stephanie in the studio recording her single "Daughters" from her new album Crossfire - featuring a haunting vocal arrangement wrapped in a blanket of lush, programmed sounds, baritone ukulele and cello banjo, over a subtle rhythmic pulse. Overtop, Schneiderman’s voice melodically whispers a tale about how the stories of our ancestors play out in our own lives.

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with full band + strings

beloved indie rockers swansea opening

Friday | May 6th | 7pm doors open | 8pm show

Alberta Rose Theatre | GA Tickets: $18 adv | $22 dos


VIP Tickets: $50 (limited to only 10!) Includes: Download link of Crossfire, Vinyl album of Crossfire, Pre-show, backstage champagne toast! *VIP tickets pay through Venmo @StephanieSchneiderman

Stephanie Schneiderman returns to the stage at The Alberta Rose Theatre to celebrate her new album, Crossfire, and its full digital release. Backed by a full band of Portland’s finest - including Ji Tanzer (Blue Cranes), Jenny Conlee (Decemberists), Tony Furtado and Keith Brush, Stephanie will be joined by a string ensemble with members of the Oregon Symphony featuring lush string arrangements by Kyleen King (Brandi Carlisle) and Dave Mills (Soul Vaccination). Opening the night are indie-rockers Swansea, who combine artful narrative and atmospheric sweep with a touch of dancey, off-the-cuff toughness.

i'll be your mirror

from the new album CROSSFIRE

The seventh single from Stephanie's latest studio album, Crossfire, is a cover of one of her most influential bands - the Velvet Underground. Featuring backing vocals from her Dirty Martini bandmates, McKinley and Lara Michell the production is lush and dreamy with ambient, electronic beats underneath silky vocals.

wherever you go

from the new album CROSSFIRE

For this single, Stephanie stepped out of her comfort zone to write a song with a decidedly positive vibe. Written as a commission by Ana Ammann for her remarkable son, Henry, as he graduated from high school, Wherever You Go is a love letter from mother to son. The songs speaks to our ability to love someone with an open hand, allowing them to explore the world, make their own choices, and adventure as far as they like, all while knowing they take our love with them. Stephanie deftly portrays this human condition with sensitive lyrics and lush instrumentation. Featured on the song are Rob Burger on keys, Luke Price on guitar, Todd Sickafoose on bass, Andy Borger on drums, and Bre Paletta on backing vocals. Mixed by Matt Greco at the Rye Room.

low hum

from the new album CROSSFIRE

The sixth single from Stephanie's latest studio album, Low Hum grew out of Stephanie's experience the day her son was born. A co-write with her Swan Sovereign bandmates - Lara Michell and McKinley, the song drops into a gorgeous, melodic chorus that is as heartfelt as it is infectious.

full album now available for purchase on bandcamp!

Behind The Scenes | The Making of Crossfire — The Full Album

Stephanie discusses the making of her new album, Crossfire, her first solo album in 9 years. She shares thoughts on self-producing and offers details on the inspiration for the lyrics, arrangements and production choices. Featuring footage from Bocce Studios, The Rye Room and Gungho Studios.

Valerie Day Podcast

living a vocal life

Podcast with Valerie Day

Valerie Day (of the iconic band Nu Shooz) - a mentor, friend and hero of mine invited me to be a guest on her podcast called "Living A Vocal Life." To say that I'm honored would be a colossal understatement. I'm pretty sure we hit every topic there is - love, failure, philosopy, religion, parenthood... and the list goes on.


from the new album CROSSFIRE

In this behind-the-scenes video, Stephanie discusses the inspiration for and making of the third single, Anthem, from her new album, Crossfire. The song features textures from the world of folk, ambient indie pop and Americana.With Paul Brainard on pedal steel, Todd Sickafoose on bass, Andy Borger on drums, Matt Greco on keys, Rob Burger on keyboards and drum programming, Bre Paletta on background vocals and Stephanie on acoustic guitar.


from the new album CROSSFIRE

GRIDLINE is now out Spotify. I co-wrote this song with my Swan Sovereign bandmates Christine McKinley and Lara Michell. It’s one of my favorite tracks on the new album!

dangerous fruit

the inspiration

Years ago - I recorded 2 trip-hop albums with electronic producer/composer Keith Schreiner (Auditory Sculpture). His production opened up a massive new palette of textures for me. He helped (more like forced) me to rework/rethink the arrangements of all the songs in a way that permanently changed my songwriting... for the better. I did my best to carry ALL of that sensibility into the production of my new album CROSSFIRE! Here's a video of us talking about the inspiration behind the first album we made together– Dangerous Fruit.

Crossfire album cover

saturday, october 16th

album release livestream show

With Limited In-Person Tickets Available

Portland, OR— Stephanie Schneiderman is set to release her first solo album in 9 years. To celebrate, the Portland album release party will be livestreamed on Facebook Live Saturday, October 16that 7:00pm from the gorgeous and spacious confines of Portland’s brand-new Tree Farm Building, located in the Industrial District of Inner SE, overlooking the Morrison Bridge. A limited number of tickets are available at Brown Paper Tickets but will be streaming will be worldwide.

The new recording 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 through pre-purchases and house concerts, Crossfire is a self-released labor of love that celebrates her community, maiden voyage as self-producer, and is possibly her most compelling collection of songs to date.

The album will be available for download via her Bandcamp page beginning October 1st. To hear the new songs and learn more about the album, visit her digital download page.

Click HERE to view the entire press release.

city serenade:

As a lead up to her CD release, and in true pandemic-era innovation, Stephanie will be playing three, unplugged sets at three iconic Portland locations– a series she’s calling City Serenade where fans can purchase the new album in person and hear stripped down versions of her new songs with the ambient city sounds as her backing band. Stephanie hopes to grow this idea into a movement of artists 'singing the city back to life' with city involvement and the eventual goal to raise money for Oregon Food Bank.

• Sunday, September 26that 1 pm – Forest Park (4009 NW Thurman Street)
• Sunday, October 3rdat 1 pm – Tilikum Crossing Bridge (on the south side of the bridge, facing Ross Island)
• Sunday, October 10that 1 pm – Albina Railyards (2405 N Albina, in the side lot overlooking Fremont Bridge)


from the new album CROSSFIRE

The first single, DAUGHTERS, from the new album CROSSFIRE will be released on Friday, August 27th! Here is a behind-the-scenes video with footage from the recording sessions and Stephanie sharing the inspiration behind the song as well as some of the juicy details of production!

the making of crossfire: time lapse video

Stephanie and her hard core crew (which includes her husband Tony Furtado, son Liam and cat Mia) work to assemble the new CDs followed by Stephanie making some special hand-deliveries to a few pre-purchasers!

book stephanie for a backyard serenade:

"After an entire year of live-streams, I'm filling my summer with (a)live-and-in-person 'Backyard Serenades' throughout the Pacific NW! If you or someone you know is having a party, a reunion, a celebration brunch, a company picnic - you name it, I will bring my guitar and play an acoustic set of music for you and your friends/family. Also... I'm offering a digital copy of my new, unreleased CD CROSSFIRE to all of the attendees! (Bonus: this means you and your friends will get it before anyone else!)"

thursday nights live:

livestream concert series

Since the onset of the pandemic, Stephanie and her husband Tony Furtado have been streaming live concerts from their living room in a series they call "Thursday Nights Live" featuring folk/Americana/pop/soul inspired original songs. Both veteran musicians, each with their own solo career and over 30 albums between them, they've created a concert series that engages their community of musicians and reconnects them with their fan-base from all over the world.

"Originally we started this series as a way to compensate lost income from all of our gigs/tours that have been cancelled. All of the musicians we know are in the same boat... it's turned into a really interesting and creative way to stay connected to our friends and to invite fans into the party. We never imagined having a trumpet, lap steel or accordion playing in our window but it's been a beautiful thing."

stephanie's playlist:

Listen to a playlist of Stephanie's favorite songs from her discography on Spotify. Featuring songs from Dangerous Fruit, Rubber Teardrop and Live at the Old Church.

crossfire by stephanie schneiderman

Listen to Crossfire the album streaming on Bandcamp.