Greetings to all and to all may God bring Joy and Peace to you in all situations!
I don't remember if I had announced the passing of our Drummer John Hayes. He will be missed. He was a brother in Christ and a good friend. Soon after his passing God told me that we have a drummer. So I told Dennis Reeves our bassist that we need to find him. Welcome Terry Davis to our band. He is a good drummer
Thank you for the notification on collaboration. One thing I can tell you is if you listen too my music and find something you're interested in I'll have to tell you where to find me. I have used the Artist names of Jeff Schmidt Band, Gringo Del Grande & the Space Mexicans, Steptoe Valley Orchestra, and Jeff Schmidt of which there are 5 Jeff Schmidt recording artist. Which is why I use Jeff Schmidt Band. There are 7 band members. 4 of us are songwriters. All the albums are just me. After listening to a couple of your songs I don't know if anything we do is to your style unless you convert it to your style. Which is fine or are you looking to collaborate in writing a song? God bless you and I hope to hear from you soon, Jeff
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Thank you for the notification on collaboration. One thing I can tell you is if you listen too my music and find something you're interested in I'll have to tell you where to find me. I have used the ...
Happy Thanksgiving and praise God for all those blessings!!!
As it is soon Thanksgiving (and we have failed to release an EP yet) I wanted to send Thanksgiving Day wishes of God's loving kindness as we all have plenty to be thankful for.
I did place my band members on absolute and strict orders (I'm a slave boss) and told them that we have one week left to get everything we can done for the EP. And possibly get it released before the end of the age or this year, whichever comes first. I had hoped to have finished it by now. I do apologize.
We have decided to release it ASAP. After this Thanksgiving we'll record one more time. And that will be it for our rough draft/raw cuts Astonished Doctrine EP. If it doesn't finish the processing with our distributor before the end of the year it will be released as soon as they can get everything finalized.
Please understand that these songs for the EP are unfinished works. Not for radio. They have errors. Many errors! Part of me says don't do it! Don't release it! Bad idea!!!,.... But, then I realized 2 things. 1.) You have all been waiting patiently (except for ONE OF YOU and she slightly upset for more songs to be posted):) And 2.) We haven't released anything since War Song. I just thank God so much for bringing us to the place that we are in with our music journey. I miss John Hayes. He was a good friend, our encouraging motivator and a great drummer! He will always be missed. You will hear him on the song written by Dennis Reeves, "Walk With Jesus Boogie." And I am Thankful and blessed that Dianna Hayes remains in the band. When you loose your spouse you're not sure of everything for awhile. She and her family are doing well. Thank you all so much for all your prayers.
TOUR, Did I tell you about a tour? Well, it's not final but I will share. About 3-4 weeks ago I received an email inviting Jeff Schmidt Band to go on The Extreme Tour. If it be God's will we will go. Not all the members can afford to go on tour. I'll need to find a bassist and a keyboardist and/or a guitarist. It's not the kind of tour you can afford to quit your job.
God knows I am not going to ask anyone to quit their job and step out in blind faith. I know He is practical and that is not bad. Remember the Tower of Siloam? And the disciples ask about what sin caused this to fall on those people? "Jesus responded to the question, answering that the calamities suffered by the victims of the falling of the tower of Siloam were not related to their relative sinfulness." Wikipedia. No sin caused the tower to fall on anyone. It just fell. Not a happy story. But it demonstrates Christ explaining that things occur naturally not always by divine intervention.
As Thanksgiving is near I am thankful for so much including the all time favorite forgiveness of sins by Jesus giving His life. And coming back to live forever. Encouraging and leading us each day! What a wonderful God.
Blessing to all your families & friends forever! HAPPY THANKSGIVING Jeff Schmidt Band
Thanks all of you for being such a wonderful audience. For those of you who refer our music to others I am full of gratitude. Also When I make a discovery such this: White Horse (Instrumental) Jeff Schmidt Band - Neo Western Chart Christian & Gospel - Romania Last update (9/21/23) Today Peak 2 / 200 Peak date Jul 03, 20 First position 2 First position date Jul 03, 20 Last position 160
Ants (Instrumental) Jeff Schmidt Chart Top Broken Hill (Australia) Last update (9/21/23) Today Peak 94 / 200 Peak date Apr 29, 22 First position 115 First position date Apr 25, 22 Last position 101
I sure was surprised to see this! I didn't know that any of my songs had charted this well in other venues. But number #2 in Romania for Christian/Gospel is a blessing! And so is hitting 94 in Broken Hill! This just amazes me. And on Spotify Streams/Songplays Fear the LORD 38,492 Happy Feet 19,093 Seek After God 17,479 Quest in the Sahara 16,960 Teshuva (Repentance) 2,388 Western Jazz 1,525 These are the top songs for Jeff Schmidt Band on Spotify. Interestingly enough in the last 7 days we've had over 20,000 streams/songplays on Spotify! Which is about the same amount of song plays as here on N1M. Now that is exciting as it just plain is to watch your music audience grow!
Also Jeff Schmidt Band is beginning to receive more frequent radio airplay. It is almost a daily occurrence to have a song or two played on the air.
The alleged EP is getting closer to the finish. This has been a challenging year. I can see from the numbers that Sonshine is well received. Due to that I think I will publish "Joy Dance." And yes you may as well become fully prepared to dance! You do know that you can dance and worship the Lord at the very same time!!! I heard all those yeses. God bless you all so very much as He loves you very much, Love always, Jeff
I am grateful for all the subscribers new and those who have remained even from the beginning. I still am amazed at all the song plays as they continue to grow. I have checked back as far as I could and to see and over 1,400 song plays daily is humbling. And that is just here on N1M. Some Indie Network people have sent emails stating that Fear the LORD (Radio Version) is positioned (or something like that) to become Number One! They further state that they have looked into data on Jeff Schmidt Band and mentioned doing well on a global campaign. Being broadcasted on Radio, Satellite, Internet, & TV globally. Pretty Cool huh? Spotify has a campaign they sponsor. They sent me a message saying that they too looked into Jeff Schmidt Band's data and offered the campaign! This is where I say, "Okay Lord. I get the message. I'll keep working on it."
As some of you know last year we had lost our drummer John Hayes. He will always be missed. He was the band's enthusiast. Dianna (John's surviving wife) still is active in the band. Please remember to pray for her and the two children. Teens now. They seem to be well adjusted but some of us know such times of a year can be a bit of a challenge.
As some of you may remember I had mentioned our EP of raw cuts for you to sample prior to our album's release. The album is going to be named, "Astonished Doctrine." Therefore this is a peek into our next album. Also I wish to thank all the Jeff Schmidt Band members and the singer/songwriters who are contributing their talents & abilities for our enjoyment. I think you guys will really appreciate the direction we're going. We also have a surprise cover song for you! It was originally released in 1972. Three originals from each of the song writers, Jodi Crowley, Dennis Reeves & myself. The Lord has put this work on our hearts so we're doing it.
Jodi's song is as a 50's style from the perspective of Mary the mother of Jesus. Dennis' song is a blues rock encouraging people to walk with Jesus. And Jeff's song (as if it's not me typing) is about the millions of missing children. And I have yet to see Sound of Freedom. I joined link. (Operation Underground Railroad) or signed up for a newsletter. I receive the emails. But that wasn't the inspiration. I had to get rid of this "Hot tuna" going through my head every time I played the song. I wanted something serious. And that is when "Our children" pop into my brain.
If I do this right I have included a special gift. A song called Sonshine! There are lyrics to it but not on this take.
Thank you all again so much! Lord grant all your Peace in all things to all. I wish you all a wonderful day, Jeff
I thank you so much for enjoying, encouraging, recommending and sharing my music. Hopefully by August, perhaps even in July we are going to release an EP as a preview to our up coming album "Astonished Doctrine".
We will have 4 new songs written by; Jodi Crowley - Singer/Songwriter, Keys & Bass; Dennis Reeves - Singer/Songwriter & Bass; Jeff Schmidt Singer/Songwriter, Guitars & various instruments. One song each and one Cover Song you'll all recognize immediately! Unless you're unfamiliar with Classic Rock.
This particular CD is a rough draft, a raw cut. Not what the polished studio version will be. It is a peek into where we are going with this project. I have full confidence in my songwriters to create the type and style we all enjoy. I'll Publish it here for everyone soon. 3-4 weeks I hope. The Late John Hayes will be featured on a Song written by Dennis. A blues bit called "Walk With Jesus Boogie." "Heartbeat" is Jodi's song. A 50's classic slow rock style from the view point of Mary the mother of Jesus. She has a pretty voice and as a music teacher she knows how to use it. I can't make up my mind. I have 3 brand new ones and I have yet to decide. I'll probably go with the one I don't yet have any lyrics for. You can dance to it! I like to dance! You guys want to dance right? Okay then. Not a slow dance, just not real fast. No title nor lyrics yet. Cool! I'm motivated!
God bless each and everyone of you because you are special to Him! Have a fantastic day! Jeff
We're delighted to see so much activity on N1M and Spotify! We're still seeing over 1,000 song plays daily on N1M and about 4,000 weekly on Spotify. We are also supposed to be getting some TV and Radio exposure. Amazon Fire, Roku and I don't remember the rest. As Summer approaches we hope to have more music available to put up soon.
We also hope to provide a sneak preview of our new album. I'm really excited about it! Because this time it will have other singers and songwriters! When the time comes I'll post songs here for listening only. They will be unpublished so no downloads or purchases until release or pre-buy.
Well there you have it. Our latest update. Thank you again from all of here at Jeff Schmidt Band. Dennis Reeves - Bass & Vocals, Dianna Hayes - Percussion, Lap Steel, Keys & Vocals. Jodi Crowley - Keys, Bass & Vocals, Mark Hopkins - Guitar & Vocals, Tim Palmquist - Keys & Vocals. And we may have our new drummer in July. Lord willing! And I do Guitar mainly and Vocals. God bless, sweet dreams, and always know that Jesus is with you! Jeff