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RICHARD SHINDELL
Art In The Barn
Fitchburg, WI
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RICHARD SHINDELL
A BENEFIT FOR HAITI ALLIES featuring Richard Shindell

Biography
An expatriate New Yorker now living in Argentina, Richard Shindell is a meticulous craftsman of song whose recordings have been revered by critics and fans alike.

Shindell is currently on tour in support of Tomorrow Youre Going, a collection of cover songs under the band name The Pine Hill Project, with Lucy Kaplansky and produced by Larry Campbell. Shindell will release a solo collection of original songs in 2016. Meanwhile, hes launched a YouTube channel where, from an apartment in Buenos Aires, he is recording his entire repertoire of compositions, revisiting his earliest works with a bold intimacy.

Shindell is increasingly playing his electric 53 Fender Esquire, moving into a more complex and open sound, while maintaining his focus on smart, passionate storytelling. Innovative, original and occasionally spiritual, Shindells songs weave tales that interchangeably champion the downtrodden, exalt the disaffected or wax empathetic to those lost to society's fringes. As a feminist, he often composes from, and is inspired by, a womans point of view.

Shindell's songwriting ranges from lighthearted ballads and adulterous love songs, to dirges and diatribes that skillfully skewer politics, prejudice, war and religion, to the comic point-of-view of a cow stuck in a barbed wire fence. 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.

Shindell has lived in a Zen Buddhist monastery, busked in the streets of Paris, opened for Joan Baez (who continues to cover his songs), and collaborated with Grammy-winner Larry Campbell (Bob Dylan, Levon Helm, Elvis Costello). The Pine Hill Projects album Tomorrow Youre Going was crowdfunded by an extraordinarily successful campaign that met its goal within 24 hours and ultimately raised over $85,000.

Proceeds from the concert to benefit Haiti Allies.
For more info about Haiti Allies, go to www.haitiallies.org

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Art In The Barn (View)
5927 Adams Rd.
Fitchburg, WI 53575
United States

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Music > Folk

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Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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