John Schmid

Yesterday afternoon John Schmid was at Birky Square. He is a favorite among the Plain People, especially the Amish. It is not just because he sings songs in PA Dutch. John has managed to connect with them in a deeper way, in a way that is hard to put in words. The connection is just there. The Amish and Mennonites as a whole are very reserved and don't make a public show of emotions good or bad. So normally John Schmid doesn't get loud clapping and hooting after each song. But yesterday, at least in my corner it was different. I sat next to an old lady that did not spare her expressions of appreciation for John Schmid with hootin, tootin and clappin! Go for it, Old Lady!

Part of the crowd.


  1. Great shots, Katie. John is going to be at Bahia Vista Menn. Church next Friday, Jan. 14, at 1:00, and then again at 6:00...AND The Inspirations (southern gospel) will be on at 2:00 and 7:00, right after John Schmid. Should be a great time! It's free; a benefit concert (offering will be received) for Christian Fellowship Mission work in Haiti. Hope you can join us. :-) -Kathy

  2. So funny... in my home community the Amish would not be allowed to go see a "performance" like that. I suppose it's okay in Florida...




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