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February 22, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm


NOTA BENE:  As of Friday a.m., this show is all but sold out based on the reservations.  DO CALL to reserve seats before you come.  And, as always, if you do not intend to use all the seats you have reserved, please have the courtesy to call us so that those seats can be made available to others. 

An evening split with 2 Midwestern songwriters– each rooted in their writing by a strong sense of place.  TIM GRIMM and KATIE DAHL offer an evening of literate, compelling songs that will open the mind’s eye of the listener with the pictures they paint–like novels that spread across the screen– you will see and feel the personal become the universal.

Tim hails from southern Indiana and has been called “The Poet laureate of the rural Midwest”. He has acted with Harrison Ford, played and toured with friend, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, and shared the stage with poet, Wendell Barry. He first played The Carpe 30 years ago…

After a foray in Holywood for a few years (acting in CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER and a series regular for 2 years on NBC’s – REASONABLE DOUBTS), Tim returned to the heartland and wrote and released his recording HEART LAND in 1999. Since then he has released 12 albums,
as well as group projects like the Emmy-nominated PBS production WILDERNESS PLOTS with Carrie Newcomer and Krista Detor. His songs have appeared in the film soundtracks– A WALK IN THE WOODS and SLICE OF PIE. His recordings consistently appear at the top of the Folk dj charts in America and abroad.

He is the only artist in the last decade to have multiple #1 songs (of the Year) on the Folk charts– 2014- KING OF THE FOLKSINGERS, 2016- WOODY’S LANDLORD, 2017- GONNA BE GREAT. His songs have been recorded by artists as diverse as Eric Taylor and RJ Cowdrey. Tim has been touring Europe for the past 10 years –with album releases on Cavalier Recordings in The Netherlands and Appaloosa Records in Italy, and for several years he has also led small group tours that center on music — to Ireland, Scotland and The Netherlands. He keeps a foot firmly planted in the world of theatre– both as an actor and as a musician-composer, having worked on and written songs for- THE GRAPES OF WRATH, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, FINDING HOME: INDIANA AT 200 (another Emmy nomination).

Katie comes from rural Door County, and has earned high words of praise from some of the country’s finest songwriters.
She has performed her original songs everywhere from the dusty cliff country of Mali, West Africa, to the winding canals of southern France, to the cedar forests of the American northwoods. The depth and power of Katie’s alto voice, the literate candor of her original songs, and the easy humor of her live performances have earned her numerous songwriting awards, as well as the chance to share stages with such luminaries as Dar Williams, Peter Mulvey, Julie Gold, and Cheryl Wheeler. Katie is also a playwright whose musical Victory Farm premiered to high acclaim in 2012 and has since been made into a live cast album. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel says Katie combines “old-fashioned populism, an abiding love of the land and wickedly smart love songs, all delivered in a rich and expressive alto.”

Katie travels extensively, playing intimate house concerts as well as established venues like Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music. Richly steeped in the folk songwriter tradition, Katie navigates the muddy waters between the personal and the public with the skill of a writer twice her age. She is equally comfortable writing about the intricacies of a complicated relationship (without being indulgent or myopic) and taking on the threat of chain restaurants to her own small community (without being polarizing or didactic).

Please call 920-563-9391 to reserve.


February 22, 2019
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm