"It's like Progressive Rock with Mandolins. Kind of Celtic Progressive Rock. Is there such a style? Since Schumacher there is." (Quote: MZ, WN, 12.08.1996)
Schumacher's music embraces a wide range of musical styles - a true blend of Progressive Rock, Blues and Celtic and classical music arrangements.
Schumacher's sound has always been best described as Political Progressive Rock, not restrained by popular expectations, which is evident not only in his own songs and orchestral arrangements, but also in the few cover songs he produced. His voice reminds of the energy of CCR's John Forgety or Bruce Springsteen.
Check out "Sweet Little Angel" or "Beautiful" for a snapshot of the bands acoustic-progressive work.
I used to with various bands, blues duos etc. These days it is really more of a studio project. There were a lot of special moments, but one of my favorites was playing at a club and Edwyn Starr walked in, had a listen and a beer with us after the show.
Really anything progressiv and creative no matter which style. For example, Jethro Tull, Marillion,Pink Floyd but also Blues, Jazz and some old school Rock like Free etc. Didn't shy away from Metal or hardcore punk either.
I work with both real instruments (piano, organ, guitars, mandolin, etc.)as well as a multitude of synthesizers and soft synths, predominantly cause I cannot fit an entire symphonic orchestra in my basement.
- Taylor Jumbo 12 string acoustic
- Fender DG 6 string acoustic
- 1957 Dobro resonator
- Kentucky mandolin
- Gibson Les Paul Studio
- Kawai heritage digital upright piano
- Roland RD 700 digital piano / sequencer
- IK Multimedia Total Studio software
- Logic Pro X
- Professional Engineering Plugins by Waves, Izotope, and others.
Take a listen. Hope you like it. Comments and feedback appreciated. Oh, and buy a tune or two, musicians need to eat..especially this one !