Stephanie in the recording studio performing her single "Daughters" from her new album Crossfire - in promotion for the upcoming show on Friday, May 6th at The Alberta Rose Theatre.
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.
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.
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.
The sixth single from Stephanie's latest studio album, Low Hum grew out of Stephanie's experience the day her son was born.
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 (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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Click HERE to view the entire press release.
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)
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!
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!
"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!)"
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."
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.
Listen to Crossfire the album streaming on Bandcamp.