WFPL posted this video of Rachel Grimes improvising on the Wendell Castle-designed Steinway Art Case piano that was on display at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft last January. A highly modified clip of the 1920’s era film “The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari” was used for visuals. Watch:
Syd Bishop has a Q&A with Daniel Duncan, sometime musician and owner of The Greenhaus, which stages occasional shows for children and their parents, featuring performances from such folks as Will Oldham, Norah Jones and Rachel Grimes. Read it here.
OVer at the Never Nervous blog, Syd Bishop has the story of the Liberation Living Room series, which features invitation-only shows at the Greenhaus on Preston, hosted by Jacob Duncan of Liberation Prophecy. Said shows have featured Ben Sollee, Tyrone Cotton, Rachel Grimes and Norah Jones, plus Will Oldham and Liberation Prophecy. You should go read Bishop’s story for how to get on the invite list (good luck). Meanwhile, here’s a video for kids, with Will Oldham:
Ryan Patterson of Coliseum has written a post on Chicago’s Touch And Go Records, the label that released various recordings by Louisville bands, including The For Carnation, June Of 44, Rachel Grimes and Rodan, among others. Go see what he has to say here.
Norah Jones will come to town to play a Liberation Living Room show at the Greenhaus in Schnitzelberg, along with Rachel Grimes. The show is for kids 5-13 only, plus two guests, presumably one of them an adult. How it happened that Jones is coming is explained over at the Bluegrass Catastrophe blog, while information about tickets can be found at the Liberation Prophecy Facebook page.
Neo-classicist composer and pianist Rachel Grimes doesn’t play in Louisville quite as often as she used to, instead spending considerable time traveling across the pond to play shows in Europe. However, on January 16, she will play for WUOL’s “Lunchtime Classics” Series. She will be joined live in the studio by Jane Halliday, violin, Melinda Odle, viola, and Felix Borges, cello. As usual, if you are a member at Louisville Pubic Media, you can get in for free, with a lunch. Details here.
Rachel Grimes will headed back to Europe at the end of November, where she will play the Nightmare Before Christmas portion of All Tomorrow’s Parties in London. If you think you’ll be in the neighborhood, check http://www.atpfestival.com for event info.