The Tall Trees
Featuring Tim Grimm and Ben Bedford
Saturday 7/18 8:00PM
$10 + ‘pay what you can’ at the door
Back home at 35 Alexander Street (Beczak / SL-CURB)
Tim Grimm and Ben Bedford- two highly acclaimed Midwestern songwriters, accompanied by the very talented (and very tall) Diederik van Wassenaer on fiddle, and Connor Grimm on bass. Tim Grimm has spent years on stage performing in movies, TV series and plays. He brings an actors feel of storytelling and drama to his songs and paints portraits of the strength, determination and resolve of our midwest neighbors. Bedford’s music is described as “narrative folk music that introduces the characters of America. … His songs include intriguing sketches of America, its individuals, their victories and their struggles.”
Accompanying the two singers will be classically trained violinist Diederik van Wassenaer. This Amsterdam native, and graduate of Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, does not hold a firm, classical view of the role of violin. Diederik soaked in the sounds of bluegrass in Nashville and you will be pleasantly surprised when you hear the freedom of expression from this fiddle player. Bass player, Connor Grimm, of Bloomington, Indiana’s- The Underhills, brings an exceptional groove and versatility to the folk-americana of Bedford and Grimm.
Ben Bedford was named one of the “50 most significant folk singer-songwriters of the past 50 years” by Rich Warren of The Midnight Special/WFMT radio in Chicago.
Tim Grimm’s 2014 release, THE TURNING POINT was the #2 album of the Year on Folk Radio and contained the #1 most played song– KING OF THE FOLKSINGERS (about Grimm’s pal- Ramblin’ Jack Elliott).
Upcoming at Urban H2O:
Alt. Date: August 8th: Laney Jones and The Spirits and Ryan Hobler
September 19th: 3rd Annual Roots and Roast featuring: Black Horse Motel, Scott Wolfson and Other Heroes, and Moonshine Falls
Alt. Date: October 3rd: Something really, really cool that we are not talking about just yet….
November 21st: 6th Annual Spuyten Duyvil Benefit Show with Special Guests The Gaslight Tinkers
All tickets include free craft beer from series sponsor the award winning Captain Lawrence Brewery
Food for the artists and audience generously donated by series sponsor the Garden Gourmet Market