Tim Grimm lives on an old 80 acre farm outside Columbus, IN, near where he grew up. He is the son and grandson of schoolteachers and farmers. He has toured and recorded with his friend Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, about whom Tim’s song- The King of The Folksingers – is based (the #1 song on the Folk DJ chart to start 2014). He appeared with Harrison Ford in the film, Clear and Present Danger, and worked steadily as an actor in film & television in Los Angeles throughout the 90′s.
He and his wife, Jan, returned to Indiana to raise their sons- a conscious choice to live a life of significance rather than one of “success’, at which point Tim found himself writing about the land and people around him. He released FARM SONGS in 2000 , for which The Chicago Sun-Times named him the year’s “Best Discovery in Roots/Americana Music”. He has subsequently released 8 solo recordings, including a tribute to Tom Paxton (THANK YOU TOM PAXTON), and also a group recording- WILDERNESS PLOTS- with Carrie Newcomer, Krista Detor, Tom Roznowski and Michael White– the video of which received an Emmy nomination. Most of his recordings have reached the top of the Folk- DJ and Euro-Americana charts, along with outstanding reviews and songwriting awards.
He is a music presenter in his hometown of Columbus, IN, where for the past 10 years he has hosted The Americana Music Series. He has shared the stage with writer and poet-farmer Wendell Berry. He has composed music for the theatre– most recently The Grapes of Wrath at Asolo Rep in Florida, and continues to work as an actor in film and tv. He performs in Festivals, in coffeehouses, in community centers and house concerts… across the US and for the past 6 years in Europe. He believes in the power of folk, in the spirit of tradition, and the value of culture. Michigan Folk Live has dubbed him, “The Poet Laureate of the rural Midwest”. He has recently, and happily- been a part of two trio groups– THE TALL TREES with Ben Bedford and Diederik van Wassenaer, and THE GOOD BAD LUCKYS with Joe Crookston and Krista Detor. His most recent album, is THE TURNING POINT
The FARM Board of Directors wishes everyone a happy holiday season. We’re taking a few weeks off from FARM 2014 preparation but please check back often for news of the 2014 conference, October 23 – 26 at the Sheraton Westport Chalet in St. Louis, MO (site of FARM’s 2012 conference).
The last days to register before FARM.
The FARM conference is just a little over a week from now and to prepare for the conference, FARM’s online registration system will be shut down at midnight on Sunday night, October 20th. And please, no mail-in registrations after this Thursday, October 17th.
But that doesn’t mean you can’t still come to FARM. Walk-in registrations are welcome will be gladly accepted (please pay by check).
And while you are here , be sure to check out all that we have planned.
Online Registration: http://farmfolk.org/?page_id=1061
Showcase Performers: http://farmfolk.org/?page_id=213
DJ Showcase Performers: http://farmfolk.org/?page_id=70
Performance Lane: http://farmfolk.org/?page_id=68
Private Showcases: http://farmfolk.org/?page_id=1276
The 2013 FARM Private Showcase schedule is now available. Changes can occur so be sure to check the room schedules at the conference.
Not registered for the conference? There is still time. We schedule 3 full days of music – and I do mean full – so don’t miss out.