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Richard Shindell! March 26th, 2007

Richard plays guitarWe at Acoustic Avenues, were absolutely thrilled to present Richard Shindell for a rare, intimate performance.  While he normally plays larger venues, his performance style really suits a small intimate gathering, like a house concert.  This was a truly memorable evening!

An enigmatic singer/songwriter whose work veered from the bitterly comic to the profoundly spiritual, Richard Shindell gained his first notoriety via the Fast Folk Musical Magazine series (which previously launched then-unknowns like Lyle Lovett and Nanci Griffith as well). A native of Lakehurst, New Jersey, Shindell was a former seminary student whose first musical exposure came while playing guitar in the Razzy Dazzy Spasm Band alongside the young John Gorka; he began composing songs during the late 1980s, quickly earning a word-of-mouth cult following. After a featured appearance on Christine Lavin's 1991 compilation When October Goes, a year later he recorded his Shanachie label debut, Sparrow's Point; Blue Divide followed in 1994, and in 1997 Shindell resurfaced with Reunion Hill. He next teamed with Dar Williams and Lucy Kaplansky in the group Cry, Cry, Cry, issuing a self-titled LP in 1998; the solo Somewhere Near Paterson followed in early 2000. ~ Jason Ankeny,All Music Guide

Richard Shindell is "America's best singer/songwriter" according to The Los Angeles Daily News. "Let his extraordinary songs do the talking," they urge; "this is the voice of a master."

If you'd like to buy some of Richard's music, you can help him and Acoustic Avenues by clicking on the links below:

Richard Shindell's solo CDs
Collaborations and Compilations