CLAUDFEST: Claudia Schmidt w/Paul Kaplan at The Parlor Room

  • April 14, 2023 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • The Parlor Room

    32 Masonic Street
    Northampton, Massachusetts 01060
Ticket Price $20.00-$25.00 This event is now over


w/ Paul Kaplan
At The Parlor Room
Friday, April 14th
SHOW 7:30pm // DOORS 7:00pm

ADV Tickets: $20 GA / $18 MEMBERS
DOS Tickets: $25 GA / $23 MEMBERS

PUBLIC ON SALE: Friday, March 17


Claudia Schmidt

If it were the intention of the creator or creators of this universe to perfectly blend together the night sky with moon and stars, it might have been their intention as well to deliver Claudia Schmidt as their messenger of reminder.

To say that Schmidt is simply a performer with a talent to entertain would be a miscarriage of understatement. Schmidt takes her audiences into her world as easily as the child who discovers the endless universes that exist in a cardboard box.

From lying on sandy beaches under an endless barrage of northern lights, to the expected anguish and frustration of spinning tires on cars stuck deep in snow, from the age-old struggle of change between adolescence and adulthood to the observation of sheer idiocy, she leaves it to the imagination of her audience to conjure their own images of her storytelling and song. No interpretation of a Claudia Schmidt song or story is wrong-she invites audiences to tie their associations to her style.

Schmidt weaves her way through her concert in much the same manner as a jester. Interwoven anecdotes, revealing her past and present, bring people to expect a relationship between themselves and memories driven deep with the passage of time. The concert is an endless display of self-realization through humor and longing, leaving audience members yearning to become an integral part of her world.

Having performed on stages across the country, Schmidt has developed the ability to remain fresh. She enjoys her talent to entertain as much as the audience enjoys being entertained.
(Door County Advocate, Wisconsin)

Paul Kaplan

I am a songwriter and singer with over fifty years in the music business. In fact, a song I wrote in 1966, I’ve Been Told, is available today from Smithsonian Folkways on their site, on iTunes, and Amazon. My style could best be described as Americana. I write songs to last, even those that deal with current events. 

Over the years many well-known artists have recorded my songs and many thousands of people have sung them. The list of recordings includes those by Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, Sally Rogers, Claudia Schmidt, Sharon, Lois and Bram (Nickelodeon’s Elephant Show), Ed McCurdy, David Massengill, and many more. 

I took a long time off from performing to teach music in public schools and raise a family. But I have kept writing. In fact I have put out two CDs during that time – After the Fire (2003) and The Folk Process (2008). With We Shall Stay Here I am happy to bring you my favorite songs from recent years, plus three selections from my 1982 LP which have never made it onto a CD.


The Parlor Room is a BYOB venue.  Tickets are non-refundable. 

The Parlor Room is located at 32 Masonic Street Northampton, MA 01060

Date & Time

Fri, Apr 14, 2023 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Venue Details

The Parlor Room

32 Masonic Street
Northampton, Massachusetts 01060 The Parlor Room
The Parlor Room