Saturday, October 1, 2011

Yvonne Schmidt "Foolproof"

New release "Foolproof" by Yvonne Schmidt. Check out to get your copy today!

Artist Information & Biography

Buffalo's own Blues and Rockin' Soul diva Yvonne Schmidt is back with her second solo release, "Foolproof," on the Wild In Blue Productions label. Produced by Grammy award-winner Tom Hambridge (Susan Tedeschi, Buddy Guy, Lynyrd Synyrd), and featuring seven Hambridge-penned originals as well as three carefully-selected covers, this ten-track album is the perfect vehicle to showcase Yvonne's roots-y, but polished vocal style.

Having worked with Hambridge and company on her first album, 2002's Nothing But Blue, Yvonne was more than ready when it came time to record with Hambridge again. "Tom really knows how to treat an artist. He knows what I need to hear musically to be inspired, he knows how to frame my vocals, and it's always a pleasure to work with him and his crew. It doesn't hurt that Nashville is a lot warmer than Buffalo in the winter months!"

Advanced copies of Foolproof that have been sent to press and radio are already causing a stir in the Blues community- an album track has been featured on Blues Deluxe, an internationally syndicated program with millions of listeners, and DJ's across North America, from Hawaii to the Virgin Islands, have given it a warm reception.

Foolproof charted at Number 45 on both the Cashbox and Roots Music Report Blues Charts for the week of July 22nd.

High-octane vocals, propelled by solid musicianship and quality original material, will excite radio programmers and media pros, as well as listeners looking for new sounds in the Blues, Roots, and Americana genres. Benefiting from a production style gleaned from work with the likes of world-class talent such as Susan Tedeschi and Buddy Guy, Hambridge's musical settings for "The Divine Miss Y's" vocal explorations put this collection of songs in a new category-"Must Have Blues." Another track from the new record, called interestingly enough-"The Right Track," has also been selected for a digital East Coast Blues compilation that will be distributed by Valleyarm on iTunes. The compilation will be called Absolute New York Blues, and will also feature artists such as Dave Fields, and Buffalo's own Gregg Juke & The Mighty No-Stars. Valleyarm will be marketing the iTunes compilation worldwide, but will be focusing targeted attention on Australia and the Pacific Rim territories. Absolute New York Blues is scheduled for release on August 1st, 2011.

As much as she loves to record, it is the stage that she really calls "home," musically speaking. She has been a fixture on the Buffalo regional scene since the early 90's, and having the chance to work with world-class musicians, and bring her own music to Blues fans has been a goal that she has been happy to obtain. In the same category as Janiva Magness, E.G. Kight, and Shemekia Copeland, but definitely in a class all her own, Yvonne Schmidt is here to stay with her sophomore effort, Foolproof, on the Wild In Blue Productions label.

Foolproof is available from Wild In Blue Productions via digital distribution at ,, iTunes, and most major digital retailers, and at finer record stores worldwide through Super D One-Stop Distribution. Look for Absolute NY Blues from Valleyarm Distribution on iTunes in August 2011.

Discography"Foolproof" - LP, 2011"Nothing But Blue" - LP, 2002

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