New single out now! "Moclips Beach Hotel"

Welcome to the online home of Jim Knable, playwright, singer-songwriter, fiction-essay-review writer, hailing from Sacramento, California, now living in Brooklyn, New York.

His plays have been seen all over the country; his songs have been heard all over the world. He is the founder of the Pseudo-Symbolist movement, an instigator of the Soul Kebab and the lead singer and songwriter for The Randy Bandits. His prose writing has appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, The Stage Directors and Choreographer Society's Journal, Tablet Magazine, etc.

WHAT IN THE WORLD HAS JIM KNABLE BEEN UP TO?

A new single released in October 2021! Written and recorded in August. "It is a lovely song, deserving its own paragraph at least in the Great American Songbook." -Hans Werksman, Here Comes the Flood music blog

BLUE REUNION, the first Jim Knable & The Randy Bandits album in over a decade is released on December 8, 2020!

Hans Werksman reviews Jim Knable & The Randy Bandits' 2020 BLUE REUNION for Here Comes the Flood, saying: "The years have been kind to the Bandits. Creating timeless music was always their goal and with BLUE REUNION they pass with flying colours."

Joe Viglione reviews BLUE REUNION for Medford News Weekly with comparisons to Jim Croce, Bruce Springsteen, and Lou Reed.

Dan Kadsion says BLUE REUNION "takes you back to the days of sunny day drinking sessions, stripped-down campfire sing-alongs and last call blues" in NewsWhistle.

"SONGS OF SUFFRAGE" CONCEPT ALBUM AND LIVESTREAM CONCERTS Luna Stage debuts its ambitious, two-month-long Voting Writes Project, a series of interdisciplinary performance events celebrating civic participation, featuring a new album of songs about voting rights by Jim Knable. Here's the full album to stream and download!

The first song released with a music video by Joey Yow and music engineering by Jay Buchanan is "Don't Wait."

The new Jim Knable & The Randy Bandits album BLUE REUNION will be released in December, but enjoy the first single "Never Any Right Age" now!

RECENT GIG ONLINE: Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3, September 29, 2020 7pm with Jay Buchanan and Sunny Knable of The Randy Bandits

AMERICAN HISTORY THROUGH SONG: Free online classes taught by Jim through the Gilder Lehrman Institute every Thursday at 4pm through July 23

LATEST DYLAN REVIEW: "A Review of Rough and Rowdy Ways – The New Album by Bob Dylan"-- I Contain Multitudes of Bob Dylan: A Live (Second) Listening Review. Published June 26, 2020 on NewsWhistle.com

OPERA LIBRETTO: The Pride of Pripyat: Tales from the Chernobyl Disaster, music composed by Sunny Knable premiered at the Ashville Fringe Festival, January 24, 2020

INTERVIEW MODERATION: "Talk of Souls in Slavery Studies: A Conversation with Erica Armstrong Dunbar and Tiya Miles, Co-Winners of the 2018 Frederick Douglass Book Prize moderated by Jim Knable Published by The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History on Medium on February 26, 2019.


JIM KNABLE SONGS OF YORE

GOLDEN ARROW, the second Randy Bandits album with songs written and mainly sung by Jim Knable is available for free/suggested donation download now!

REDBEARD, the first full length Randy Bandits album now streaming on Bandcamp. Enjoy for the 1st or 501st time!

THE LOST JIM KNABLE AND THE RANDY BANDITS ALBUM SURFACES. Discover GREEN MAN!


PEOPLE INTERVIEWING JIM

LONG AUDIO INTERVIEW FEATURING 6 SONGS ON "Give and Take" with Scott Jones.

DOUBLE INTERVIEW: Jim Knable chats with Greta Gertler in this Jewcy Interview.

PODCAST INTERVIEW WITH SONG PERFORMANCES: Scott Jones of Mockingcast interviews Jim about songwriting, playwriting, and everything else, featuring 4 songs performed live in the studio.

INTERVIEW: Adam Szymkowicz interviews Jim Knable about his current projects, childhood, and heroes.

A PREVIEW and INTERVIEW in the Orange County Register for the 2016 GREEN MAN production.

INTERVIEW: A former stranger from the train interviews Jim about his artistic life on NEWSWHISTLE

RADIO INTERVIEW: Jim Knable's interview on the Franklin Raff Radio Show in Chicago about Leonard Cohen, The Randy Bandits, and his various masks.



Golden Arrow, by The Randy Bandits, out now.

”Bouncy and brave, Golden Arrow finds the Bandits in all their awesome glory. With songs written by vocalist/guitarist/saxophonist Jim Knable and arranged by the rest of the crew, this is a record that is boundlessly fun to listen to and impossible not to clap along with.“
—Jordan Richardson, Blogcritics Magazine