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…