Lissa Schneckenburger Lissa Schneckenburger Brattleboro When Schneckenburger sings—an enchanting mix of smoke, gravel & honey—you stop what you’re doing. The down beat slams your body as the lyrics ignite. ’Thunder in my Arms’, Schneckenburger’s first release of all original music, is a song cycle about attachment, parenting, and trauma. After a decades-long career performing as a traditional fiddler and ballad singer, Schneckenburger’s personal experience as a foster parent sparked her drive to write stories of family resiliency and loss. ‘Thunder in my Arms,’ with its tapestry of bass, drums, electric guitar, piano, and strings, can be at times brazen and innocent, resilient and triumphant, softly confessional and sweetly comforting. Above this alluring mix rides Schneckenburger’s expressive vocals, with her lyrics driving it all home.