Blues / Blues / Folk
It's been a while since I sent out an email. Last fall I began to have some
odd sensations in my right hand--my thumb and first two fingers would get numb when
I did things, including playing the guitar. Eventually I went to a doctor, who told
me I had carpal tunnel syndrome. I got a wrist brace to wear at night, and was basically
told to stop doing things that caused numbness, for a while anyway. So I didn't
play much--and only for 10 minutes or so at a time. Gradually, it got better. I
still get weird sensations at times, but I can play for a whole evening without
any symptoms, so I'm back.
Upcoming shows: This Tuesday, April 23 at the Mock Crest Tavern in North Portland. I'll be focusing
on the blues side of the repertoire, with some of the new songs I've written in
the past few months.
May 18, a tribute show for Bob Dylan's 72nd birthday (which
is actually on May 21) at Kelly's Olympian in downtown Portland. I'll be
playing a short set, and providing bass support.
May 24, I'll be back at Beaterville (which has music again!), with tasty blues
picker Howard Wade and soulful folkie Jane Kramer. This is going to be a good show.
Hope to see you there.
" A terrific performer with great songs presented with humor and grace!" Eric
"Tim claims inspiration from the Piedmont artists like John Jackson,
Blind Willie McTell, Blind Blake and Brownie McGhee, with a good bit of affection
for Lightnin’ Hopkins and Big Bill Broonzy thrown in. Mighty fine influences
to say the least, helping Tim develop a style that runs from traditional blues to
modern jazz-influenced themes and Americana." Greg Johnson, Cascade Blues Association Blues Notes