>> MEET OUR 2017 CITIZEN-ARTISTS
Audio stories, podcast episodes, soundscapes, and songs produced by our 2017 CAIRs can be heard on our residency Soundcloud page. Grab your headphones and head over!
HARRY GRAFF KIMBALL, NEW YORK >> JULY 2017
Harry Graff Kimball is a songwriter, producer, and builder-storyteller who strives to capture places and spaces in lyrical story-songs. Kimball works in American idioms—musical, mythical, and historiographical—while searching for authentic, individual truths. His compositions surprise with the depth of emotion he brings to the odd and the everyday. As a songwriter, he borrows Neil Young’s apocalyptic streak and Warren Zevon’s playful world-weariness, adding the lyrical density of Stephen Malkmus and the literary sensibilities of Bill Callahan.
Kimball is a lifelong New Yorker who maintains spiritual homes in rural Connecticut and the Adirondack mountains. A classical guitarist by early training and a member of the late '90s, almost-almost-famous NYC indie group Ensimismada, Kimball is also the bassist and co-founder of Los Chinches, the only group ever described as a “Pavement-meets-Dead Kennedys" revelation. He is also a halfway-decent carpenter, an inveterate tinkerer, and a budding amp maker. He writes speeches to pay the bills.