John Schmitt was born and raised in Buffalo, NY, and his songs are a direct reflection of his experiences growing up there. His simple, honest approach tells stories that hit at the heart of American life. Blending a folk-meets-soul style to go along with thoughtful lyrics and images, John sings about his life in real terms. His album “Ophelia,” due out on 11/12/10, is his loftiest work to date.

Seen at Prohibition on many Thursday nights at Prohibition, John and his incredible band play a rump-shakin’ and party rockin’ mix of jams.¬† From Biz Markie to Bill Withers, the effortlessly charismatic John Schmitt creates an energetic vibe that lights up any concert hall.

Check John and his powerful voice out for yourself…