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Third Tuesday of Every Month, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Lower Level, Tippecanoe Arts Federation, 638 North Street Lafayette, IN 47901-1153 (map)

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Tim Grimm Concert & Songwriting Workshop

Sponsored by SAMI



Columbus, Indiana based singer-songwriter/actor Tim Grimm will visit Lafayette on Tuesday, January 18 2011 for a concert & songwriting workshop.  Tim has toured and recorded with his friend, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, appeared with Harrison Ford in the film Clear and Present Danger, and has shared the stage with writer and poet Wendell Berry. His recording, The Back Fields was named Best Americana Album in the 2006 Just Plain Folks Music Awards in Los Angeles (the largest and most diverse music awards in the world). Named 2000’s “BEST DISCOVERY in Roots/Americana Music” by The Chicago Sun-Times and “2004 MALE ARTIST of The Year” by the Freeform American Roots DJs, his songs and performances have established him as a unique voice in Americana music.  Each of his past 3 recordings has reached the top of the Folk or American-roots charts. Grimm walks the fine line between folk and country, while maintaining a strong footing in tradition. 

Concert with Tim Grimm
When
Tuesday, January 18, 7:00 – 8:00pm
Where
Tippecanoe Arts Federation
638 North Street
Lafayette, IN 47901
MAP
Description
SAMI will sponsor a concert by Hoosier singer/songwriter/actor Tim Grimm. Concert will be in the Indiana Fiddler’s Gathering Room at the Tippecanoe Arts Federation: $10 per person, kids 12 and under are free.
For additional information: joedaiwarriors@yahoo.com



Songwriting Workshop with Tim Grimm
When
Tuesday, January 18 8:00 – 10:00pm
Where
Tippecanoe Arts Federation
638 North Street
Lafayette, IN 47901
MAP
Description
SAMI will sponsor a songwriting workshop by Hoosier singer/songwriter/actor Tim Grimm. The workshop costs $15 (attendance at both the concert & the workshop is only $20). Topics include Tim’s approach to writing, creativity and other aspects of songwriting.
For additional information: joedaiwarriors@yahoo.com


N.B. Both the concert & workshop are free for SAMI members who have paid their 2011 dues.

Tim Grimm Bio
We hear the rural rumblings that have shaped Tim’s life, but we are also invited in to a bigger picture, as evident in so much of his work. Critics searching for comparisons most often cite Johnny Cash, Woody Guthrie and (Nebraska era) Bruce Springsteen.  Tim is an award-winning songwriter and actor on stage and screen.  After several years working in Los Angeles (where he co-starred for two seasons on the NBC drama Reasonable Doubts and appeared in several films), Tim returned home to Indiana.  He grew up in the woods and small town settings of southern Indiana, son of schoolteachers and grandson of farmers, and his return home was a conscious choice to live a life of significance rather than one of “success.’ He now lives with his wife and sons on an 80-acre farm close to where he grew up. Tim’s songs are full of the rural rumblings that have shaped his life—rich with descriptive details, and sung with warmth and intimacy—recognizing the inextinguishable national romance with the idea of the family farm and the vanishing landscape of rural America. His recordings include Heart Land (2000), Coyote’s Dream (2003), NAMES (2004), and The Back Fields (2005). In 2007, Grimm put together a concept CD with several of the Midwest’s finest songwriter’s—Krista Detor, Carrie Newcomer, Tom Roznowski, and Michael White. The recording, Wilderness Plots, was drawn from the short stories of noted author, Scott Russell Sanders, and explored the settling of the American Wilderness in the Ohio River Valley Region between The Revolutionary War and The Civil War.  Tim has performed in theatres and coffeehouses around the United States, as well as significant Festivals, including the Kerrville Folk Festival, Wildflower Festival, Fox Valley, the Pawtucket Arts Festival, the Indiana Festival at Conner Prairie and each September he hosts the Driftwood Valley Music Festival in Indiana. He has filmed three major motion pictures this past year, including The Express, with Dennis Quaid, and Public Enemies, with Johnny Depp and Christian Bale.

Tim Grimm Press
  • Tim Grimm's latest release is "FARM SONGS" (2010).  New recordings of songs written in the past decade. Songs of the land and the people, rooted in the hills of southern Indiana. Bare-bones production with Jason Wilber (John Prine Band) and Jan Lucas.   - 4 stars- Maverick Magazine (UK)
     
  • 2008's "HOLDING UP THE WORLD" has received rave reviews from around the world.  "Absolutely one of the best albums I have heard. If Woody Guthrie were alive today he would be wanting to hear Tim Grimm live...an outstanding album."   Bob Brown, WNMC- Traverse City, MI
     
  • 2007's "WILDERNESS PLOTS" with noted Indiana songwriters Krista Detor, Carrie Newcomer, Tom Roznowski and Michael White, received an Emmy Award nomination for best Arts-Documentary. Based on the writings of author Scott Russell Sanders, the songs are now presented in Concert with Tim, Krista and special guests.
     
      

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"...A remarkable performer. Professional without being slick...Down to earth yet intense...He wears his songs like a second skin." Rich Warren- host of "Folkstage & "The Midnight Special"
“...an engaging, perceptive songwriter—highly literate, subtly nuanced and inventive while retaining a traditionalist’s love for classic country folk and bluegrass… Grimm travels the highways and byways of rural America, searching every dark corner and crevice of the beaten path to find some sort of beauty and purity. His voice is world weary but never beaten…..” David Coonce, The Herald-Times, Bloomington, IN