Larkin Grimm

Born in a commune in Memphis, Tennessee, Larkin Grimm is a musician, writer, sculptor and painter residing in Harlem, New York City. Her tastes veer towards outsider art and difficult music. Her roots are loaded with Southern folk, blues, old-time and country. Larkin has worked with producers Michael Gira of Swans and Tony Visconti. She has sung backup for Patti Smith and shared bills with Thurston Moore, Joanna Newsom, the Mountain Goats, Dirty Projectors, Bill Laswell, St. Vincent, John Zorn and many undiscovered geniuses. You can follow her on Twitter here.


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Larkin Grimm (born in Memphis, Tennessee, on 18 September 1981) is an American singer-songwriter and musician currently based in Providence, RI) Though born in Memphis, TN, in a religious order called Holy Order of MANS, Grimm grew up in Dahlonega, Georgia, in the foothills of the Appalachians with a family of singers and fiddlers. Harpoon, her debut CD, reflects these rustic influences through a modern, psychedelic filter. Larkin's intense, ecstatic voice with swirling multi-tracked patterns recalls the richness of Illuminations-period Buffy Sainte-Marie and the sparkle of Linda Perhacs. Her instrumentation includes dulcimer, pennywhistle, bells, drums and guitar. Larkin was previously a member of the Dirty Projectors (Western Vinyl) where she astounded audiences with her mesmerizing voice. She has also played shows with folks such as Entrance, the Microphones, Viking Moses, Old Time Relijun and her brother Joe Grimm's project the Wind Up Bird. Her second album is called The Last Tree and was released on 10 October 2006 by Secret Eye. Larkin's third album Parplar was released October 2008. She collaborated with Beat Circus in 2009. In 2017 Grimm released her album Chasing an Illusion. Larkin has an official website at Read more on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.


Larkin Grimm Talks Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard’s Django and Jimmie

By Larkin Grimm | May 29, 2015

Larkin Grimm Talks Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard’s Django and Jimmie

In an inspired work of country-jazz fusion, two icons reveal the secret of staying in it for the long run: don’t give a fuck what anyone else thinks.

Larkin Grimm Talks She & Him’s Classics

By Larkin Grimm | December 11, 2014

Larkin Grimm Talks She & Him’s Classics

Why do actors sing standards? Why should Zooey Deschanel dabble in the occult? Larkin Grimm explains it all for you.