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Richard Shindell

  • The Rubin Museum of Art 150 West 17th Street New York, NY, 10011 United States (map)

An expatriate New Yorker now living in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Richard Shindell is a meticulous craftsman of song whose studio albums and two live recordings have been revered by critics and fans alike. Innovative, original, and occasionally spiritual, Shindell’s songs weave tales that interchangeably champion the downtrodden, exalt the disaffected, or wax empathetic to those lost to society’s fringes. Shindell’s songwriting is truly eclectic, ranging from light-hearted ballads and adulterous love songs to dirges and diatribes that skillfully skewer politics, prejudice, war, and religion. He has the ability to morph into the soul of the many and varied personalities he casts as narrators in certain songs.