Thacher Schmid plays violin, viola and Fender Mandocaster, a four-string electric mandolin, and sings (tenor/backup).
Partial List of Performances
Gothic Theater, Denver, CO with Amon Tobin, Pretty Lights, Emancipator
Roseland Theater, Portland, OR with Bonobo, Emancipator
Knitting Factory, New York, NY APAP Showcase with One Drum
Sunset Lounge, Ballard, WA with Leaves Russell
Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR with Leaves Russell
Shank Hall, Milwaukee, WI multiple performances with various ensembles
Holocene, Portland, OR with DJ Vadim, Emancipator and DJ Obe
Nomad World Pub, Milwaukee, WI with members of the Violent Femmes
Summerfest, Milwaukee, WI multiple stages/performances with various ensembles
Rose Festival, Portland, OR with Leaves Russell
Taste of Oregon, Portland, OR with Leaves Russell
Radio (live in studio):
KINK, WMSE, KPSU, XRAY
Carleton College (Northfield, MN) – B.A., magna cum laude, 1994
Played second violin in Carleton College Symphony
Studied classical & jazz with Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra violinist & featured soloist Glenn Asch.
Studied jazz with famed MKE saxophonist Berkeley Fudge.
First teacher and father is Will Schmid, author of Hal Leonard Guitar Method, many other books, UWM music department chair, past MENC president.
Four-time nominee for Wisconsin state music industry awards as instrumentalist.
High school string quartet musical exchange to Latvia & Russia, college orchestra.
Learned fiddlin’ from folk and bluegrass legends at Pickin’ & Grinnin’ festivals.