Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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July 19, 2013

Enjoy an evening of acoustic music July 26

Palace Theatre patrons can sample a diverse selection of acoustic music during a show set for 7 p.m. Friday, July 26.

Headlining the concert at Crossville’s historic showplace is Tim Grimm, a Columbus, Indiana, singer-songwriter whose “Heartland Folk” music reflects his roots in the rural Indiana countryside. Joining Grimm on vocals and harmonica will be his wife, Jan Lucas-Grimm.

Tim and Jan returned to an 80-acre farm outside Columbus several years ago after deciding their life within the Hollywood movie and television scene was not what they wanted for their two young sons. 

Grimm’s credits from the Hollywood years include two seasons as a co-star of the NBC-TV drama “Reasonable Doubts,” and movie appearances with Harrison Ford in “Clear and Present Danger,” “The Express,” with Dennis Quaid, and “Public Enemies,” with Johnny Depp and Christian Bale.

Since settling into life as a singer-songwriter, actor and hay farmer, Grimm has penned and performed songs that chronicle the trials, tribulations and joys of rural living. Those songs range from the whimsical tale of some Hoosier teenagers who want to run away to California—but can’t figure out which road leads there—to the poignant story of a farmer’s aging widow forced to leave her beloved farm and move to town with her children.

Grimm’s 2009 CD, “Farm Songs,” has led to some identifying him as “the poet-laureate of the rural Midwest.” His 2005 CD, “The Back Fields,” was picked by a Los Angeles music awards organization as the Best Americana Album of 2006.

Recent releases include “Wilderness Songs and Bad Man Ballads” and a tribute album to songwriter Tom Paxton, “Thank You Tom Paxton.” His latest project, “The Turning Point,” is set for release by early next year. His website, www.timgrimm.com, has more information and samples of some of his songs.

Also on the Palace bill are The Underhills, a young “newgrass” group based in Bloomington, Indiana, and The Watchman, a couple from The Netherlands.

The Underhills, a six-member group that includes Conner Grimm, son of Tim and Jan, began playing together while studying at Indiana University in Bloomington, and have developed a pleasing blend of bluegrass and traditional music.

The Watchman, comprised of Ad van Meurs and his wife, Ankie Keultjes, are on a summer-long U.S. tour. Tim Grimm says they are “two of the finest folk-Americana musicians I’ve run across in Europe.” 

Ad van Meurs is called an “icon” in the Dutch trans-Atlantic folk and blues scene. His strong connection to the USA makes him an internationally acknowledged artist. Van Meurs plays acoustic guitar, both slide and finger-picking, and joined by Ankie, performs intricate songs that can be dark, romantic, and also uplifting.

Tickets for the Palace show are $12 reserved at www.palacetheatre-crossville.com, by phone at 931-448-6133, or available at the door night of show.

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