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Ben Schmidt - While You Were Sleeping

While You Were

Ben Schmidt


A review written for the Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange
by Mike Jurkovic

Schmidt may be a very talented flatpicker possessing a friendly, reedy mid range with a large fan base in Chicago and a favorite son to radio stations throughout Iowa City, but I sure wish his songs were more than serviceable.

Not until track eight, Skin ', does Schmidt start to intrigue this listener with his lyrics and songs. Kiss Don't Miss is a nice sentiment as is the title track. But three out of thirteen songs will barely hold most people's interest for very long.

Track List:

  • When You Began
  • Gargoyles & Statuary
  • Easy Down
  • Go Back
  • Wyoming
  • Bourbon In My Coffee
  • Wilton
  • Skin
  • Kiss Don't Miss
  • Up The Stairs
  • While You Were Sleeping
  • Slime
  • Unspeakable Bird
Produced by: Patrick Brickel

Edited by: David N. Pyles

Copyright 2005, Peterborough Folk Music Society.
This review may be reprinted with prior permission and attribution.

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