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Friday Night Folk presents folk icon Richard Shindell
Fri, April 21, 2017, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM EDT
Acclaimed Singer/Songwriter performs April 21st:
Friday Night Folk welcomes Richard Shindell: ‘the thinking man’s folksinger’
Friday Night Folk at All Souls presents Richard Shindell in concert April 21st in Unity Hall at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 19 Jay Street, New London, CT.
Originally from New York, now dividing his time between Buenos Aires, Argentina and New York's Hudson Valley, Richard Shindell is a writer whose songs paint pictures, tell stories, juxtapose ideas and images, inhabit characters, vividly evoking entire worlds along the way and expanding our sense of just what it is a song may be. From his first record, Sparrow's Point (1992) to his current release, Careless (September 2016), Shindell has explored the possibilities offered by this most elastic and variable of cultural confections: the song. Innovative, original and occasionally spiritual, Shindell's songs weave tales that interchangeably champion the downtrodden, exalt the disaffected or wax empathetic to those lost to society's fringes. His songs are often slowly and painstakingly crafted until honed to perfection. Conversely, he is also capable of writing tunes that are simply clever and amusing.
Shindell's songwriting is truly eclectic, ranging from lighthearted ballads and adulterous love songs, to dirges and diatribes that skillfully skewer politics, prejudice, war and religion. He has a unique ability to morph into the soul of the many and varied personalities he casts as narrators in certain songs--songs that are veritable novellas framed in haunting acoustic melodies, sometimes including cryptic, revelations through the eyes of a woman. Shindell has toured on his own, with the legendary Joan Baez, Dar Williams, and Lucy Kaplansky.
“Shindell wraps his poetic vision in moody, moving arrangements. The thinking man’s folk singer has just raised the bar. “… A master builder of songs, yet always leading listeners toward the emotional essence of the moment or character he is evoking.”
The Concert starts at 7:30 PM (Doors Open at 7:00 PM) at All Souls UU Congregation ~ Unity Hall, 19 Jay Street, New London, CT. Concert begins at 7:30 (doors open at 7:00 PM). Ticket prices are $25 in advance, $30 at the door, and $15 for students with student ID. Tickets and advance reservations available online at www.EventBrite.com, or by calling 860-443-0316.
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Last up in this season’s Friday Night Folk Music series: the Johnson Girls on Friday night, May 12. Tickets are on sale now through EventBrite