Tim Grimm’s story is an interesting, he came to a forked path in his life and chose living for a life of significance over success. He left behind his LA acting career which included a number of films and the TV series ‘Reasonable Doubts’ and headed home to Indiana. He now lives with his wife and sons on an 80 acre farm close to where he grew up. Such rural idylls are regularly dreamt of but rarely result in action as we become so cocooned with the security of our 9 to 5 existence and a steady income. I’d warmed to this guy before I’d even heard him.
His rural life has, not surprisingly, shaped his music and his songs which carry a very genuine warmth which no doubt leave audience members with a warm glow. He’s also a very good storyteller inspired by the likes of Tom Paxton to whom he recorded Thank You Tom Paxton as a tribute to his long-time hero. Other folk singers that have leant some weight to his mind include Ramblin’ Jack Elliott who Dylan referred to as King Of The Folksingers:
His latest album The Turning Point features a bunch of wonderful songs and guests, including Harpeth Rising, Cindy Kallet, Beth Lodge-Rigal, Jason Wilber (John Prine’s sidekick for many years), Jan Lucas, Connor Grimm and newgrass band, The Underhills. Amongst many highlights on the album are ‘Anne In Amsterdam’, in which Tim describes his thoughts and emotions following a visit to the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, and the title song, a ballad about a 17th century murder in the Dutch village of Spijkerboor near the German border.
“One of the best things about listening to a new artist is that they have the power to make you fall in love with music all over again. Tim Grimm just did that.” R2
Now’s your chance to catch him live in the UK, details below:
TIM GRIMM – UK TOUR
26 – Bontnewydd, nr. Aberystwyth, The Hay Loft House Concerts
27 – Cheadle Hulme, nr. Stockport, Chads Theatre
28 – High Wycombe, Kings Mead House Concerts
29 – Twickenham, Twickfolk at The Lovers Lights Gallery
02 – Norwich, The Bicycle Shop
03 – Nottingham, The Guitar Bar at Hotel Deux