String Thieves

Duo Extraordinaire featuring small footprint but full-sounding pairing of bass and guitar covering the whole gamut of styles

Joe and Cameron at Prime 19, Cheval Golf & CC, jamming on some Stevie Wonder.
Kristina sings Midnight at the Oasis at Prime 19.

Kristina singing Midnight at the Oasis at Prime 19, Cameron on guitar

by Maria Muldaur | Best Of Maria Muldaur

Our Story

Consisting of Joe Grady on acoustic and electric bass and lead vocals and Cameron Schmitz on acoustic/electric steel and nylon string guitars, electric guitars and backup vocals, String Thieves pack a big sound and cover an incredibly vast expanse of styles. We play jazz (straight ahead, swing, bop) to blues, rock to pop, reggae to country and stuff in between that is musical, danceable, and extremely fun.

When Joe is out of town, Kristina Huegel will assume the other half of the Thieves, taking the duo to a whole new realm! An incomparable singer with diverse vocal talent, Kristina is able to smoothly shift gears from Aretha, Etta, Patsy and Eva Cassidy to Maria Muldaur, Heart and Joan Jett.
Cameron Schmitz

Cameron Schmitz

Guitars and Vocals

Criminally versatile guitarist, booker of gigs, lugger of equipment, tweaker of PA and all around nice guy on the 6 string axe.
Joe Grady

Joe Grady

Bass and Lead Vocals

Taking the low end to extraordinary heights, all while singing Marley, Sting, Hendrix, Morrison, James Brown… How does he get away with it?
Kristina Huegel

Kristina Huegel


Stealing your heart on vocals and capturing your soul as a rock solid performer, Kristina covers all the bases and sings with command of tone and range.