Danny Schmidt and Carrie Elkin play The Purple Onion, Aug. 10

From a press release:

Danny Schmidt and Carrie Elkin play The Purple Onion, Aug. 10

WHEN: Sunday, August 10, at 7 pm
WHERE: The Purple Onion, 16 Maine St., Saluda
TICKETS: $15 Advance/ $20 At Door

Austin artists Carrie Elkin and Danny Schmidt play a concert to celebrate their new Red House Records album, For Keeps, out now.  For Keeps celebrates the duo’s coming together both as a couple and as artists.  It’s an album of passing the guitar back and forth and sharing songs, alternating perspectives on the subject of relationship, with each joining the other in harmony.  Carrie has a huge voice and is a riveting, impassioned live performer drawing comparisons to Iris Dement and Patti Griffin. She also performs with Sam Baker and has currently joined him on tour. Danny is a literary songsmith who balances compassion and commentary.

Somewhere along the winding and tangled paths of their separate touring lives, they became entwined romantically and then artistically and began touring together in 2012. As new songs emerged during that period, it became apparent that certain of those songs belonged together, a sort of his and hers take on life and love. For Keeps is the culmination, with Danny and Carrie tying together their artistic and personal lives, with the album release coinciding with their upcoming wedding in October 2014. The song “Kiss Me Now,” in fact, was Danny’s proposal to Carrie from last year’s SXSW Musical Festival when they both performed. Fast forward a year to For Keeps, a thought-provoking celebration of love and the cycle of life.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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