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, NewsWhistle.com, Frontier Psychiatrist, and more.

WHAT IN THE WORLD HAS JIM KNABLE BEEN UP TO?

HIS NEXT GIG: Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3, April 8, 2020 7pm.

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

HIS LATEST REVIEW OF A CONCERT: "Last Year’s Models, This Year’s Concert – Elvis Costello and the Imposters and Blondie"-- A review of the Elvis Costello and Blondie show in Forest Hills, NY and a meditation on the place of aging in rock and roll. Published August 6, 2019 on NewsWhistle.com

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.


A NEW PLATFORM FOR HEARING JIM KNABLE SONGS

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"

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