“A hardworking veteran with country inclinations and a punk ethos, Tim Carroll is a songwriter’s songwriter. A staple of the underground Nashville scene, he can sometimes be found playing the nation’s biggest stages, like the Grand Ole Opry; at others, he can be spotted in the corner of small dive bars — which is a good indication of the type of scrappy and down-to-earth, yet heavily respected, troubadour he is. But, I suppose the bottom line is that John Prine recorded one of his songs, and I can’t think of anything that I can say that is a better recommendation than that.”
“Like his well-regarded songwriting, Carroll’s axe work reflects his wide musical travels, which have taken him from Indiana to the Big Apple to Music City, from CBGB to Tootsie’s, from Syd to Merle — just like the heroine in his classic Blue Chieftains single, “Punk Rockin’ Honky Tonk Girl.””
"What an honor it is for our label to be working with such a gifted and diverse musical talent as Tim Carroll. Tim really knows his way around multiple genres, and he weaves those elements seamlessly into his music and songwriting. We’re excited about getting this new record out for folks to hear!”
“Tim Carroll spiked up his clever songs with proud punchy riffs ringing from his Les Paul, in furious tandem with a two-fisted rhythm section of Steve Latanation on drums and Bones Hillman on bass. And thus the wheels of our musical night did turn back to rock and roll, which in Tim Carroll’s hands nods to Chuck Berry but also to The Jam and the Sex Pistols, to The Faces and the Animals and Alex Chilton and so many damn good bands. “Talk To God” is a sort of no-atheists-in-foxholes kind of song. “Pure As Coal” is classically riffy and conducive to fist-raising. The hot 1950s knife-fight groove of “Don't Make Nothin'” did get some dancers up in front, as Tim offered a silver lining to the decline of American manufacturing. And “What’ll We Do Til Then” let the set breathe with a softer touch, a mystical ambience and nice percussion colors by Latanation.”
“If you haven’t heard of Carroll, you might wonder how he manages to get cats from famous rock bands to play behind him. Well, the answer is simple: Carroll is one of Nashville’s unsung rock heroes; a former major-label recording artist whose songwriting is so good John Prine covered one of his songs, and whose musical pedigree includes membership in the legendary Indiana punk outfit The Gizmos and the acclaimed New York City-based roots rock band The Blue Chieftains, as well as eight stellar solo albums.”
“East Nashville wouldn't be East Nashville without Tim Carroll. He is a trailblazer for Americana and Indie-Rock artists alike.”
“I’ve been singing his songs and trying to learn from him since 1992. The day I met Tim, he was getting his song cut by John Prine. Is there anything else you’d like to know?”
"Buy everything this man has ever recorded."
"Tim has an effortless garage-rock swagger...and, at the same time, he plays and writes with a goofy, jaunty small-town joy."
"What Carroll has nearly mastered is a punk-informed blend of country, blues and Chuck Berry-style guitar, along with the craft of simple but cleverly contemplative songs."
"Tim Carroll is a fiery stage presence, a tremendous Chuck Berry-loving guitar player and a songwriter who blends intelligence, humor and aggression into something wholly idiosyncratic and tremendously entertaining."
"His guitar playing conjures up a crossroads where Bakersfield country runs smack into the New York Dolls."
"The heavy rocker, and the funky philosopher."
"Tough, energetic roots-rock, highlighted by clever songwriting and his own blistering guitar work."
"One of the best guitarists in Nashville is a rocker who can write named Tim."
"His punkish and infectious delight creates rock & roll sounds that counterpoint his nonchalant, conversational and intelligent songs."