Rachel Grimes and Chris Wells come together to present an original evening of storytelling and music with the intimacy of a salon and the craft of a chamber piece. Elegant in structure, complex in tone, RC RADIO HOUR is first-person stories intercut with piano music: original compositions, covers and occasions of improvisation.
Funny, warm, touching and contemplative, RC RADIO HOUR will take you there.
Free and Open to the public.
Presented, in part, by the SITI Company's annual summer theater workshop. For more information visit the SITI Summer
Theater Workshop page.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
RACHEL GRIMES is a pianist, composer, and arranger based in Kentucky. Widely known for her role in the ground-breaking chamber ensemble Rachel’s, with whom she toured and released six albums (Quarterstick/Touch and Go), she has since toured the US and Europe as a solo pianist, and as a collaborator with chamber ensembles, such as astrïd, Amsterdam Sinfonietta trio, and Orchestra Kandinskij. She has performed at some of the world’s most diverse music and art festivals including All Tomorrow’s Parties (curated by Shellac), CrossLinx in Netherlands, Approximation Festival in Germany and Big Ears in Knoxville, TN. Releases include Book of Leaves, Marion County 1938, and Compound Leaves as well as contributions to the albums of many fellow artists like Watter, Christopher Tignor, Seluah, Nathan Salsburg and the Frames. She is also a member of Louisville band, King's Daughters & Sons (Chemikal Underground).
CHRIS WELLS is an Obie Award winning actor, writer and performer. Regional: Baltimore Centerstage, Yale Rep, San Jose Rep, Alabama Shakes, and Mark Taper Forum. New York: Joe’s Pub, HERE, Clubbed Thumb, LaMaMa and Dixon Place. Original works include: Liberty!, A Fairy Tale (with Dan Parker and Tracy Young), Nowhere to Run and Olsen Terror. In LA, Wells was a member of the Actors’ Gang for many years. In October 2007, Wells founded The Secret City, an artistic tent revival with gatherings in NYC and LA. He has worked with directors Anne Bogart, Bill Rauch, Chay Yew, Beth Milles, Tracy Young, Pam McKinnon and more. Wells has been honored with LA Weekly Awards for Best Actor, a Garland award for playwriting, Ovation awards for ensemble-created work, The Charles Bowden Award from New Dramatists in NYC for his work in new play development and an Obie Award for creating The Secret City. Wells lives in Woodstock, NY where he is finishing his book, The Bermuda Triangle Inn, a Memoir in 29 Stories.