Claudia Schmidt is a musician who has recorded folk, jazz, blues, and spoken word albums. She plays guitar and Appalachian dulcimer and sings. She has appeared numerous times on the radio program, A Prairie Home Companion. She has recorded with Peter Ostroushko as well as Steve Tibbetts. She also appeared in a documentary film, Gap-Toothed Women, by Les Blank. Claudia has been a well-known fixture in the folk/acoustic music scene since her earliest days performing in the late seventies.