Grand Junction’s Radio Room to host Americana duo, The Lindells, Jan. 18
As high school sweethearts in California, Kim and Chris Lindell would sit together after school penning songs that they would then sing and record into a small portable tape recorder.
Thirty years later, they’re still writing, singing and recording songs together — mostly in their home recording studio in Dolores, Colo.
Kim’s new solo release, however, “To the Secret Fire” was recorded in Tucson, Ariz., with Craig Schumacher at his WaveLab Recording Studio. There, national acts like Niko Case, the Jayhawks and Calexico have made recordings.
“It was a good opportunity to work with him on the new record,” Kim said. “He added a nice professional sound to it.”
The concert will be an opportunity to listen to an “acoustic version” of songs that on the album feature a full band, she said.
The Lindells have recorded two albums together. Chris also has a solo CD.
“His voice, and the acoustic guitar — it’s really beautiful,” Kim said.
The Lindells will return to Grand Junction’s Radio Room, 1310 Ute Ave., on Saturday, Jan. 18. Their performance will start at 7:30 p.m.
“This concert will focus on two guitars (acoustic and electric) and “a little bass” — her main instrument, Kim said.
She describes their music as Americana, encompassing “roots-rock, roots-country, and a little pop,” most of it original material.
“We may throw in some choice covers of Townes Van Zandt, Kate Wolf or Guy Clark,” Kim said.
The Lindells perform frequently at local clubs, as well as the Dolores River Festival, held the first Saturday in June. They also tour regionally in Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico and California.
They also said they look forward to performing in the KAFM Radio Room.
“It has great sound,” Kim said. “It’s an intimate setting where we can connect with the audience. It’s really sweet.”
Grateful Dead producer Bob Matthew, who played bass for The New Riders of the Purple Sage, has said this about the Lindells: “Kim and Chris Lindell have been blessed with a rare gift… their music is a grace to witness… most satisfying!”
Steve Kilcrease, of the Portand-based band Chimney Cats, will open the show.
Tickets to the concert are $15 at the door, or $10 in advance, and are available by calling KAFM at 970-241-8801, or online at http://www.kafmradio.org.
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