“Occasionally an artist has a night that makes even skeptics think, ‘O.K., maybe he is the best.’ Richard Shindell achieved this.”
~ Ann Powers, New York Times
October 22, 2023
Show at 7:30 pm
Doors open at 7:00 pm
$35 - $45
$40 - $50 at the door
Northampton, MA

An Evening with Richard Shindell

Richard Shindel lives as both an immigrant and emigrant, crossing thresholds that inform his illumination of the human experience through narrative song. Shindell has inhabited a Zen Buddhist monastery, busked in the streets of Paris, opened for Joan Baez (who covered several of his songs), and collaborated with Grammy winner Larry Campbell (Bob Dylan, Levon Helm, Elvis Costello). Originally from New York, now living in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 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 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 – veritable novellas framed in haunting acoustic melodies.

Richard Shindell
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