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.
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.