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Roy Schneider

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Roy Schneider

"Roy Schneider is that rare breed; a troubador who sings with passion, plays with a natural fluency and writes from the heart. Like the best Americana music should be... A compelling mix of narrative and instrumental beauty."
Pete Feenstra, Concert Promoter & Reviewer, London

Since ending his nationally syndicated comic strip in 2008 to focus on his lifelong musical aspirations, singer/songwriter Roy Schneider has already shared stages with such respected artists as Sam Bush, The Indigo Girls, Shawn Mullins, Matthew Sweet, The Steeldrivers, Stevie Coyle, Rodney Crowell, John Oates and Fred Eaglesmith. In May 2010 he released his well-received 3rd album, 'Erleichda' (er-LIKE-da) to include 'Angels Along the Road,' an autobiographical song that took him to the prestigious Grassy Hill New Folk competition at the 2009 Kerrville Folk Festival.

"While the world is littered with people toting acoustic guitars and second-hand Hallmark card verses masquerading as insights, Schneider is a cut above the hoardes... Sometimes he sounds like he's auditioning for Little Feat (he'd get in, too), sometimes he's light and jazzy and sometimes he's a proper acoustic rocker. All the time he's interesting, with the changes of pace keeping the listener on their toes, not least in wondering how he manages to be good at it all."
James Soars, 'Maverick' Magazine (UK)

After a decade honing his skills in local haunts and the occasional festival or songwriting competition, Roy began touring extensively in 2008 and now plays all over the US and beyond, often backed by Kim Mayfield on piano and vocals. In the summer of 2010, the duo completed a successful 2-month coast-to-coast tour of the United States. September brought a 3-week tour of Britain which included a string of successful concerts and several BBC radio spots.

2011 30A SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL - Featured Artist (Seaside, FL)
2010 WOMBWELL FOLK FESTIVAL - Featured Artist (Barnsley, S. Yorkshire, England)
2010 FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL - Featured Artist (White Springs, FL
2010 SARASOTA FOLK FESTIVAL - Featured Artist ( Osprey, FL)
2010 STEVE FEST - Featured Artist (Port Charlotte, FL)
2010 THROTTLEBACK FESTIVAL - Featured Artist w/Band (Brooksville, FL)
2010 SOUTH FLORIDA FOLK ROUNDUP - Featured Artist (Davie, FL)
2010 30A SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL - Featured Artist (Santa Rosa Beach, FL)
2009 SERFA Official Showcase (Mountain View, AR)
2009 KERRVILLE FOLK FESTIVAL New Folk Finalist (Kerrville, TX)
2009 SARASOTA FOLK FESTIVAL Featured Artist (Osprey, FL)
2008 TELLURIDE BLUES & BREWS FESTIVAL Acoustic Competition - 2nd Place (Telluride, CO)
2008 RIVERHAWK FEST Featured Artist (Brooksville, FL)

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