STUFFY SHMITT, Family Favorites, July 2008. A new release. On Stuffy Shmitt's Family Favorites (2008), a new collection of fifteen original tunes, Shmitt does what he does best - sing, play guitar and tell stories. A true American song writer, his signature lyrical and melodic craftsmanship artfully weave his rock, blues - and even a hint of country - influences, all infused with Shmitt's definitive moods and ever-present humor. Family Favorites takes the listener on a semi-autobiographical sonic tour of Shmitt's woeful observations as he and those closest to him stumble, kick, scream, falter and embrace life at it's toughest and poignant best. The moods range from manic to somber, passionate to disenchanted... all with an under-pinning of humor and hope. It is this light amidst the darkness that makes Shmitt's songs infinitely listenable. The sensitivity of Shmitt's viewfinder on the world gives his words, music and rich vocals a tender, hard hitting and universal appeal. His songs resonate deeper with each listen. Shmitt wears his producer hat well, layering lush sounds expertly and sparingly to drive the songs without overwhelming his message. His guitar tracks and vocal prowess demonstrate a well-developed talent. Most admirably, Shmitt keeps it real, never straying far from where his talent sits strongest and what his fans yearn to hear... melodic, lyric driven American rock n roll, seamless guitar playing and a strong, masculine vocal full of grit and authenticity only gained from experiencing life on the edge and as a grand adventure. Other Stuffy Shmitt recordings: Stuffy Shmitt, Nothing Is Real (1999) "One of the best indie releases this year" - Peter Bochan, WBAI-FM, NYC Stuffy Shmitt, Dog Steal the Moon" (2002) "Shmitt is a New York-based singer-songwriter-guitarist who has truly mastered his craft. His songs are serious, even poetic at times, yet filled with oddball lyrical twists and distinctive musical touches... it's a striking collection" - Jay Lustig, The Star Ledger, NJ Stuffy Shmitt, "Other People's Stuff" (2004) "On this album, the singer/guitarist trips through modern music in an unusual compilation of cover songs that showcase his gritty, manly voice... The best album you\'ve never heard of!" - Dan Aquilante, New York Post.