Carrie Elkin w/Danny Schmidt in concert Saturday April 15th


“Carrie Elkin’s songs are, at once, intimate yet universal, naked yet richly adorned. Her voice is simply revelatory” FolkWax

“an earthy combination of strength and compassion . . . reminiscent of the winsome beauty created by a young Nanci Griffith” Austin Chronicle

“Very few people in this world can captivate an audience with just a voice and a guitar the way Carrie Elkin can.” Athens Music Network

“Carrie’s songs trade in gorgeous introspection punctuated by insistent joy. Her music is heartening, unafraid, unwilling to let life’s twists and turns pull her down. It gives us strength for the road ahead.” Austin Songwriter

“I’m thinking Patty Griffin, Nanci Griffith and Iris DeMent….spellbinding from the opening track” Bob Harris, BBC Radio

“I have never seen a performer so in love with the act of singing. That’s the gospel truth, and from what I’ve subsequently learned I’m not the only one to believe or state that. Onstage Elkin was simply a force of nature….” Maverick Magazine

Carrie comes to Phoenicia on her tour to celebrate the April 7th release of her exquisite new solo CD, The Penny Collector. Though still in pre-release, it is already garnering strong reviews such as this one from the UK’s

“With her latest work, Carrie Elkin once again delivers the powerhouse vocal performance that people have come to expect, with delicate waves of intimacy that build to astonishing crashes of intensity”

Carrie is joined on this tour by the most special of guests, her husband and musical partner Danny Schmidt, whose solo work also has long been highly acclaimed. In July 2010, Chicago Tribune music reviewer Rich Warren declared Schmidt “one of the 50 most significant singer-songwriters of folk in the last 50 years”. Carrie and Danny, not surprisingly, often appear on each other’s solo recordings – frequently appearing on stages together as well.  While the focus this night will rest on Carrie Elkin, audiences will have ample time to appreciate Danny Schmidt’s fine work as well.

The Empire State Railway Museum is located at 70 Lower High Street in Phoenicia, New York. Tickets are $15  at the door or $13 with an advance RSVP. Show time is 7:30 p.m. and the doors open at 7:00 p.m. This is an intimate venue with seating for approximately 50 guests.

Seats can be reserved by emailing us at or by calling Flying Cat Music at 845-688-9453. RSVPs must be received by 5:00 p.m.on the day of the show in order to confirm seat availability. Advance seats can only be guaranteed until 7:20 p.m. so please arrive early to claim them.

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Video of Carrie Elkin and Danny Schmidt performing  Company of Friends