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Richard Shindell

Naked Soul

Friday, August 12, 2011
8:00 PM–9:30 PM

A Rubin Museum favorite, Richard Shindell is back by popular demand. An expatriate New Yorker now living in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Richard Shindell is a meticulous craftsman of song whose eight studio albums and two live recordings have been revered by critics and fans alike.
Innovative, original and occasionally spiritual, Shindell’s songs weave tales that interchangeably champion the downtrodden, exalt the disaffected or wax empathetic to those lost to society’s fringes. From his first record, Sparrow’s Point (1992) to the newest album Not Far Now (2009), Shindell has demonstrated a penchant for songwriting at once passionate and profound. His songs are often slowly and painstakingly crafted until honed to perfection. Conversely, he is also capable of writing tunes that are simply clever and amusing. He is currently working on two projects: a relatively spare, no-frills revisit of some of the songs from his catalogue, and a record of new originals.