Wisconsin Area Music Industry nominee- Singer/Songwriter 2013
Original songs on guitar (processed through a live loop pedal) with vocal accompaniment. I perform experimental folk-rock under the name Old Earth, and have played instrumental sets for wedding ceremonies, funerals, and other events. The guitar work is melodic, emotional, and graceful. Throughout the set, the mood goes from peaceful to upbeat, and then back again. I've played across the US, and did a tour in Scotland where my record label is based.
Old Earth albums have been included in Milwaukee Magazine's "13 Best Albums of 2013" and Shepherd Express' "Essential Milwaukee Albums of 2012"
Press for 2013's "Small Hours" album, released by Scotland's mini50 Records-
"Brilliantly crafted, gorgeous and room-hushing renderings"- Milwaukee Magazine
"Even when the songs drift into ten minutes in length, there still seems something taut at their heart which keeps you listening closely" - Song, by Toad
Press for 2012's self-released album "a low place at The Old Place"-
"...a spellbinding wonder"- Onion A.V. Club
"...an uncommonly rich work—a parade of goosebumps that reads like poetry but plays like a seance"- Shepherd Express
Todd Umhoefer (guitar and voice)