TIM GRIMM (USA): Singer, songwriter, actor and farmer

Date/Time Sun 27 Sep 2015 7:45 PM

Price Online - £8 + 80p booking fee; On The Door - £10

Website: http://www.timgrimm.com/

Tim Grimm is a bit of a Rennaisance 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, 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.

After college, Grimm pursed an MFA in Theatre at The University of Michigan and from there worked in Regional Theatre, settling in Chicago. In Chicago, he studied briefly at the Old Town School of Folk Music and began writing songs and performing. He put together a band, Tim Grimm and The True Hearts and released 2 CDs.
After several years (1990s) working in Los Angeles (where he co-starred for 2 seasons on the NBC drama Reasonable Doubts,  and appeared in several films and tv projects), Tim returned home to Indiana.  He now lives with his wife on  80 acres 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.

Here’s Tim performing at his last visit to TwickFolk:

This is an unreleased song performed earlier this year:

Finally, that #1 song, performed in Austin last year: