October 5, 2014, 4 p.m.
Roy Schneider Folk Duo
Songwriter and multi instrumentalist Roy Schneider shares his tasty and beguiling stew of blues, country, folk, and Americana at venues throughout the U.S. and Europe, putting in more than 30,000 miles on the road annually. His wife and musical partner, Kim Mayfield, drives. Roy has received accolades from several national festivals and competitions including the Telluride Blues and Brews Festival (Acoustic Blues,) Falcon Ridge Folk Festival's Emerging Artist Showcase, and the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival's New Folk competition. Notable past performances include the MAD fest in Yorkshire, England, Nashville's Bluebird Cafe, and contestant on NBC's "The Voice."
Schneider has performed on stage with Gove Scrivenor, Buddy Mondlock, Freebo (Bonnie Raitt,) John McEuen of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and Tom Paxton. Roy's current CD, "Walls That Talk," was fan funded and debuted at #3 on the Folk DJ chart.
What reviewers say...
"Roy is a multi-instrumentalist, one of those horrible people who seemingly can play anything they pick up and play it beautifully... Festival promoters, take note. He is a solid performer waiting to fill a spot for you. Five stars!"
"A heavy dose of ramblin’ Americana, complete with believable folk delivery and splattered with old-timey charm, Roy Schneider’s music is rooted in a way that ties him to the outlaw singers of the past — the part where there is no latching onto someone else’s bootstraps, just playing what you believe, that is."
- Scott Recker
"...like the best Americana should be, a compelling mix of narrative and instrumental beauty."
Get Ready to Rock
“Roy Schneider fits in the same bag as such classic 'country' singer-songwriters as Guy Clark, John Prine, Steve Goodman and Townes Van Zandt. Well worth seeking out.”
-Alan Cackett, Maverick Magazine, November-December 2013
"Roy Schneider has presence. It's impossible to dismiss him when watching him onstage. His music makes a powerful impact on the listener."
Kathy Sands-Boehmer, No Depression