Saturday Night in Marblehead will continue its concert series with a January concert by New England songwriter John Schindler. Doors open at 7:30 and the concert begins at 8PM. Admission in $15 at the door. Saturday Night in Marblehead is located at the Church of St. Andrew, 135 Lafayette Street, Route 114 near the Marblehead/Salem town line.
Originally from Saint Louis Missouri, John Schindler was influenced early on by that town's rhythm and blues and his Oklahoma mother’s singing. This funky start was drastically tempered by a nine-year stint in a Catholic seminary where silence and Gregorian chant were his daily bread. After leaving the brotherhood, and armed only with his vow of poverty, John moved to New England and pursued the path of an itinerant musician, playing in sundry bands and bad barrooms. It was during this time, he realized, that his audience could not understand Latin. John has won both the 2003 Boston Folk Festival Songwriting Contest and the 2006 Rose Garden Coffeehouse Song Contest, John has also been a finalist in many other song contests.
His CD Memory Train was CD of the Week on Chicago’s WFMT’s Midnight Special. His new CD is Two-Step Man.
John lives in Boothbay Harbor ME with his wife, Jane and fat cat, Iko