The Doc Schneider Songbook 

The Doc Schneider Songbook (2016)(Mercer Press) In words and music, songs and photographs, this captivating songbook tells the story of a mostly unknown homemade singer-songwriter. A lawyer by day and night and a songwriter in between, Doc Schneider has written more than 100 songs over the last four decades and released three albums -- Choices & Chances, Second Chances and Songs & Stories Live – all available through iTunes, CD Baby, YouTube, Spotify and Pandora. His songs have found a few dedicated…

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New Album: Songs and Stories Live (2-CD Set) 

Live from famed Atlanta music venue, Eddie's Attic, come Eugene Ruffolo and Doc Schneider in concert. Recorded in April 2009 before a packed and lively room, two singer-songwriters and friends sang songs and told stories -- it was an intimate afternoon of acoustic gems Here is the link to the album and if you want a copy, email me at

2007 Unisong Contest Winner 

On June 30, 2007, we got the news of this years Unisong Contest results, and I am delighted to report that the title track of Second Chances ("A Second Chance") took 4th Place in the Acoustic/Folk Category. (Go to to see and hear the winners). Eugene Ruffolo performs the song, with backing vocals by Lucy Kaplansky -- with a heartbreaking nylon string guitar interlude by Oz Noy. The track is produced by Ben Wisch. All I did was write the song one weekend last year on little McKenzie's…

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Second Chances - New CD -- December 2006 -- Now on iTunes and CD Baby 

Second Chances - CD Click Here to download the Second Chances lyric book Click Here to download the Second Chances lyric book 2006 Release of Doc Schneider Songs Produced and Performed by an All-Star Line Up. Produced by Jeff Jacobs and Ben Wisch. Performed by Eugene Ruffolo, Jon Allmet, Jeff Jacobs, Cheryl Wilson, Josie Aiello and Greg Ferguson. With a 20 page lyric book (with chords for some songs), designed by Nashville Graphic Design Star Jenny Garland Click Here to download the Second Chances…

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2006 Unisong Contest 

On June 30, 2006, Unisong announced the results of the 2005 Unisong Contest. Jeff Jacob's great version of "Turn The World Around" was a Top 20 Finalist in the Social/Political Commentary Caterogy. Wherever You Are and Who Took Our Eyes Away were Honorable Mentions in the Pop Ballad category. Hint of Heaven was an Honorable Mention in the Acoustic category. The second place pop song this year (Homemade Song took that position last year) was a song called 'Proof" by Rachel Sage. Her song is fantastic…

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2004 Unisong Contest 

I was astonished to learn that Homemade Song finished second in the Pop Ballad category of the 2004 Unisong Contest, with the results announced just last week on March 31, 2005. I fell out of my chair when I learned there were 900 entries in the Pop Ballad category. Holy Mackerel! I posted the song. Jon Almett sings the song, with Jeff Jacobs as the arranger/producer. I am just the songwriter, but, oh, what it feels like to hear this Homemade Song. Hope you enjoy -- and congratulations to all the…

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