Stuffy Shmitt is a true American song writer, producer, singer, guitar player. His signature lyrical and melodic craftsmanship artfully weaves rock, blues and country influences, all infused with definitive moods and ever-present humor. The sensitivity of Shmitt’s viewfinder on the world gives his words, music and rich vocals a tender, hard hitting and universal appeal.
Shmitt’s talent hasn’t gone unnoticed:
– “A singular voice whose songs get as much power from the words as from the music… lyrically poetic,” New York Post rock reviewer Dan Aquilante.
– NYC radio personality Vin Scelsa praised, “his tunes knock me out” and “Nothing Is Real is a mesmerizing piece of work.”
– NYC radio host Peter Bochan named the debut CD “one of the best indie releases this year.”
Shmitt’s music in film credits include:
– Independent film, “Happy Tears” Susceptible llc, with Rip Torn, Ellen Barkin, Demi Moore
– Independent film, “Lost” Silvercrest Films
– Independent film, “Thirty Days” An Araca Group/Arielle Tepper Production
– Documentary, “Abandoned” Crowing Rooster Arts, Inc., Dupont/Columbia University Award for Excellence – Award-winning children’s film, “Whatever Happened To The Dinosaurs?” Blackwatch Productions
– Theme song, Ace Award winning MTV show “Turn It Up”
-Song featured in Showtime’s “Californication”
Shmitt has worked with David Johansen (NY Dolls, Buster Pointdexter), Levon Helm (The Band), Gordon Gano (Violent Femmes), Jayotis Washington (The Persuasions), Willy DeVille (Mink DeVille), Bob Metzger (Leonard Cohen), Jon Paris (Johnny Winter, Bo Diddley), drummer Billy Ward (Joan Osborne) and Stockard Channing (The West Wing, Grease). He has performed his own material to sold out crowds in venues coast to coast, including Joe’s Pub and The Living Room in New York City.
Shmitt has released five self-produced CDs on his indie label including his debut “Nothing Is Real,” “Dog Steal The Moon,” “Other People’s Stuff “, “Family Favorites” and his most recent album “Industrial Love.” His songs are timeless and thoroughly modern.