Sat, Jan 11|
Lamar Senior Activity Center
Tim Grimm (Jackson Grimm & Nathan Evans Fox opening)
Grimm is a storyteller, up there with the likes of Crowell, Earle and Jackson Browne. He also brings in other music genres within the Americana field like some Appalachian on "Or Bust" like Woody Guthrie. Tickets: $17 in advance/ $22 day of the show (includes taxes and fees)
Time & Location
Jan 11, 2020, 7:00 PM
Lamar Senior Activity Center, 2874 Shoal Crest Ave, Austin, TX 78705, USA
About the Event
Tim Grimm is a bit of a Renaissance man in the performing arts world. He has for the past 15 years, blended his love for songwriting, travel, and the storytelling of acting (theatre, film and television). His most recent recording- A STRANGER IN THIS TIME (2017), is a collaboration with his wife, Jan,and sons Connor and Jackson-- the "Family Band". In the Fall of 2016 this same group recorded the single- WOODY'S LANDLORD-- which was the #1 song on Folk Radio for the year. Tim's previous recording, THE TURNING POINT, produced the #1 song on Folk radio in 2014-- KING OF THE FOLKSINGERS. It was a particularly gratifying honor, given the song is a tribute to Tim's friend and musical icon, Ramblin' Jack Elliott. Tim's history with Ramblin' Jack goes back 30 years-- beginning with a bicycle ride that led to The Newport Folk Festival…. Tim contributing liner notes to Jack's Grammy winning album, The South Coast (1995)… Jack's recording Buffalo Skinners with Tim on Tim's album, Coyote's Dream (2003)….and now, most recently KING OF THE FOLKSINGERS.
Tim has worked with Inishfree Tours for the past several years, bringing Americans (and Dutch and Germans !) to the Emerald Isle for 9 days and nights of music, and day trips exploring 3 select Counties. Guests who have traveled with Tim encouraged him to lead groups elsewhere, and this has led to the annual- Turning Point Tour of The Netherlands, and a Heart Land Tour of Scotland. Tim continues to be active in Regional Theatre as well-- most recently in the Bicentennial production for this home state- FINDING HOME: Indiana at 200, for which he wrote an album's worth of music, and appeared for 6 weeks onstage -- as actor and with the Family Band.
Jackson Grimm marries folk pop melodies with the lonesome sound of traditional Appalachian music. In a region with a strong music culture, it is no surprise that Grimm's songwriting is representative of his musical birthplace: Asheville, NC. His songs run the gambit from an homage to a traditional country waltz in "If Not For You", an unrequited love song driven by a Beatles-esque melody in "I'd Hold You (But I Don't Wanna Hold You)", to a drunken partygrass song à la Old Crow Medicine Show in "Last Train Home".
Advanced tickets $17; $22 the day of the show (includes taxes & fees)