- Indie Folk
Part poet, part folk singer, part indie-rocker, and part mad-scientist, J. Schnitt is a fearless, inventive, and “one of the most uniquely creative” singer/songwriters in the independent music world today.
His latest release, “A Crooked Line of Birds”, released in January of 2018, finds him returning to a more introspective place, after the acerbic wit and political commentary of his August 2017 release “How to Be Happy About the End of the World”, which was nominated for a SAMMY Award for best singer/songwriter. He also was the first prize winner of the 2018 Unity Hall Songwriters Contest.
At home performing everywhere from mid-size theaters, to intimate coffeehouses, to the corner bar, J. Schnitt has toured throughout the Eastern seaboard, as well as Ireland and Eastern Europe. Known for startling audiences with lyrics that at once are full of wit and humor, while at the same time revealing the heartbreaking truths of being human. His wordplay and artistry with verse will inevitably bring comparisons to Bob Dylan, While others will bring up Bruce Springsteen, Townes Van Zandt, and Tom Petty. A talented multi-instrumentalist, J. Schnitt routinely performs all the parts on his many releases.
At the heart of everything is the song, often giving J. Schnitt the title of a “songwriters songwriter”. Equally adept at telling a story through his music as he is at creating abstract emotions, whether it be a commentary on the days news, an introspective heartbreaker, an upbeat barnburner, or a witty story, this music sticks to you, often revealing itself to you over-time.