Oregon-raised and now Boston-based, Libbie Schrader is a singer/songwriter with a passionate alt-pop/rock style. Libbie was the first winner of the Pantene Pro-Voice competition, beating out over 1,200 other female-fronted acts when she opened for Jewel at SummerStage in New York's Central Park. Prizes included a nationwide club tour at venues including the House of Blues in New Orleans and the Roxy in Los Angeles, as well as a demo deal with Atlantic Records.
Schrader's band also took part in Jewel's "Soul City Cafe" program for independent artists, and as a result she opened three shows on Jewel's "This Way" tour. Libbie has also opened for artists as diverse as India.Arie, Michelle Branch, Ray LeMontagne, and Rusted Root.
Libbie's songs are featured regularly in a wide variety of television shows, including "The Gilmore Girls," MTV's "The Hills" and "True Life", and the Style Network's "Giuliana and Bill." In 2011, Libbie raised over $26,000 through her fanbase in order to record her album, "Magdalene", which is available for purchase on CDBaby.com and iTunes.You can watch the "Magdalene" music video here.The Magdalene song inspired Libbie to begin researching Mary Magdalene, leading to her publishing an article in the Harvard Theological Review, and entering a doctoral program at Boston University. Libbie also released a new fan-funded album in 2017, Red Thread.