Friday, August 26, 2011

Also: "Prine: A Tribute Concert" is running NOW at the Carmel Community Playhouse in Clay Terrace!

"Prine: A Tribute Concert" (the theatrical concert experience formerly known as "Pure Prine") returns to the Indianapolis area this week and next, as a fundraising event for the Carmel Community Players (a vibrant, volunteer-run company that's been producing quality theater since 1993.)

The original all-singing and playing cast is here: Tim Grimm, Jan Lucas-Grimm, Bobbi Lancaster, Michael Shelton, Jenni Gregory and your's truly. Six people sitting around playing and singing 32 Prine classics, in a unique, storytelling manner, conceived and directed by Phoenix Theatre Artistic Director Bryan Fonseca.

The show, first produced as "Pure Prine" in May 2010 at the Phoenix, is in it's 5th production, including stints in Madison, IN and this January in Chicago, IL. Mary Houlihan, in the Chicago Sun-Times, wrote:

"Fonseca lets the songs unfold organically in a simple, barroom setting. There is no storyline, no real dialog. Yet, hints of a story about relationships come through thanks to Prine's story songs, and the subtle interactions of the performers, all of whom are actors as well as fine musicians and singers..."

Lou Harry, in the Indianapolis Business Journal, called the show: "...a remarkable achievement....Prine's songs are seamlessly adapted for the stage..."

And Hope Baugh, in Indy Theater Habit, said: "I loved it - it was unlike any show I've ever seen."

Me a midst the groovy Grimm's....
Performances are at the CCP's Carmel Community Playhouse (14299 Clay Terrace Blvd., Carmel, IN.), their spacious, modern facility located in the Clay Terrace shopping area (a block south of the fabulous Kona Grill.) This weekend, Friday 8,26, and Saturday 8.27 at 8PM and Sunday 8.28 at 2:30PM, next week Thursday 9.1 and Saturday 9.3 (no Friday show) at 8PM and finishing up Sunday 9.4 at 2:30PM. Tickets are available at the CCP website by clicking here!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Late night acoustic set this Saturday night at the new "1001" in Broad Ripple!

Hello, people! Just back from what turned out to be an epic road trip West. Good to be back in beautiful Sobro -  but the best news of the return is I'm going to do a late night acoustic set - 11PM to 2AM - at the new 1001 restaurant/bar in Broad Ripple. Right across from the liquor store - out on the groovy patio. (I will, of course, be playing whatever you call out from my epic 200-song The List)....1001 was just featured today in the Indy Star weekend section (click here for story) and it looks like it's going to be an awesome new place for a sophisticated night out....More later and see you soon......(Here's a North Dakota lonesome highway snapshot:....)