• Danny Schmidt & Carrie Elkin at the Abington Hotel - October, 2013

    Two Great Artists  -  One Great Night. Wednesday, 6th October, 2013 @ 8pm  -  Abington General Store Price £12. - call 07966 243587 or at Abington General Store It's a special treat when Danny Schmidt and Carrie Elkin, who normally tour separately and solo, get to share the stage together.  If the chemistry seems especially sparkful, they come by it honestly, as they are a rare breed: a romantic partnership in real life, not just musical life.  And the two together on stage makes for a classic case of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts. Danny Schmidt is [...]

    Details on Carrie's Abington Gig Following the successful release of her new album, ‘Call It My Garden’ (February 2011) on Red House Records, Carrie is once more heading back to the UK in 2012 much to the delight of her large, passionate and hugely devoted fan base. When Carrie sings you listen, it’s that simple, and you never forget the experience. Carrie Elkin is a soulful singer with a gypsy spirit, a songwriter with a keen eye. Inspired by her travels and the many places she has called home-- Ohio, New Mexico, Colorado, Boston, Austin--she documents the human condition with [...]

    Details on Danny's Abington Gig A man, a guitar and a bagful of the best songs you’ll hear today – that’s Danny Schmidt in a nutshell. Oh, and he’s also a genius and that is a view shared by anyone who has had the privilege to see him. And if you doubt that just listen to ‘Company of Friends’ or ‘Stained Glass’. He has a big reputation in the States where Sing Out Magazine described him as "the best new songwriter we've heard in 15 years" and after touring many times in the UK he has a large following here too. Not to be missed. Named to the Chicago Tribune's 50 Most [...]