About a year and a half ago we lost our drummer John Hayes. He is on the recording of Walk With Jesus Boogie along with his wife Dianna Hayes singing backup. Dennis Reeves is singing and the author of the song. We have finally got back together and into the Schmidt Art Productions studio and get to work again!
Astonished Doctrine EP Raw Cuts is out and is being well received. Getting about 1,000 streams in the first two weeks. That's the best we've seen on a release. It is an incomplete work design to demonstrate what we've been up to and a glimpse into our up coming album Astonished Doctrine.
We are a Rock band who loves Jesus. And we love the classic rock style incorporated into our music. Which us The Best Classic Rock Style Christian Rock band in the world. Other band members include Julie Rivera guitar & vocals, Amanda Skousen on drums, and Jodi Crowley on vocals, keys, & bass. Jodi wrote the song Heartbeat which is a 50's style tune with lyrics from the perspective of Mary the Mother of Jesus. And in this song she does know. And that is why I believe this to be more realistic in this perspective. Better have tissues ready.
Here are our albums. In 2015 Jeff Schmidt became Jeff Schmidt Band to become distinguished amoung the other Jeff Schmidt musical artists. There are 5 Jeff Schmidt musical artists. All are good. We're simply the best.
Steptoe Valley Orchestra is a combination of sound loops, midi, synth & other instruments. It our Classical/Easy Listening music for those instrumental moments.
Pictured below from left to right is Dianna Hayes, the late John Hayes, Jodi Crowley, Amanda Skousen, Dennis Reeves, Julie Rivera & Jeff Schmidt.
We have a mission to tell the world about Jesus through our music. For the ones we can't reach in person or those we can. If you have a relationship with Jesus or not we will show the world how to know God and serve Him. For salvation, encouragement, dancing before the Lord, praise & worship. It is always a blessing when some one tells us how one of our songs was just what God had ordered and blessed them in some way. Or comes on at the right time for God to meet someone with what they need. It is God's band. He can use how He wants.