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Tim Sparks

Rank #2 US Burnsville, MN Jazz / Blues / World


Sounds Like: Leo Kottke, Tommy Emmanuel, Bill Frisell, Andy McKee, Marc Ribot

Label: Tzadik, ToneWood, Acoustic Music Records

Manager: Tim Sparks contact:218-841-3112tcguitar@aol.com

Bio: Tim Sparks has been redefining the acoustic guitar repertoire since he won the National Fingerpicking Championship in 1993, with a ground breaking arrangement of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite.

Sparks continues to surprise, challenge, and thrill audiences with his diverse repertoire and stunnin... See Full Bio

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  • Thu

    Jul 24

    Fargo, ND, US | 8:00pm

    Fargo, ND, US
    Thu Jul 24 8:00pm


    "Ever since bursting on the scene with his 1993 release The Nutcracker Suite, Tim Sparks has captivated guitar fans with some of the finest fingerstyle guitar playing around. An artist who can be difficult to categorize, Sparks’ albums and live performances have featured classical, blues, jazz, folk, klezmer, and other styles, and yet they all have a common thread that makes them immediately identifiable.Clearly, for Sparks the music itself is more important than the genre it may have originated in, and Chasin’ the Boogie continues this approach. Whether completely re-imagining the Beatles’ “Blackbird,” creating a complex guitar arrangement of Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now,” playing the folk standards “Wayfaring Stranger” and “I’ll Fly Away,” or getting gritty on the “Mississippi Blues,” Sparks creates solo steel-string guitar magic like only he can. Put simply, Chasin’ the Boogie is guitar music at its best. Even on songs that you thought you knew, you’ll find yourself hitting the “repeat” button to make sure that what you just heard really happened. Whether you’re already a fan of solo guitar music or not, give Chasin’ the Boogie a spin and allow yourself to be taken along!" For more on "Chasin The Boogie" and Tim Sparks visit his website at: http://www.timsparks.com/index.html Diane Miller and Tom Johnson will be opening the show. All Ages Welcome!

  • 2014

    May 5

    Berlin, BE, DE | 7:00pm
    Vertretung des Landes Rhein...
    Berlin, BE, DE
    Mon May 05 7:00pm



  • 2014

    May 4

    Edenkoben, RP, DE | 10:30pm
    Künstlerhaus Edenkoben
    Edenkoben, RP, DE
    Sun May 04 10:30pm



  • 2014

    May 3

    Edenkoben, RP, DE | 8:00pm
    Künstlerhaus Edenkoben
    Edenkoben, RP, DE
    Sat May 03 8:00pm



  • 2014

    May 2

    Mainz, RP, DE | 8:00pm
    SWR Funkhaus Mainz
    Mainz, RP, DE
    Fri May 02 8:00pm


    25 Year Anniversary Best of the Edenkoben Guitar Festival

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  • Paul Amirault (Artist) Paul Amirault
    Great playlist with exceptional abilities:) Glad to be your fan and appreciate your talent and music:)! Signed to your Youtube as well...my YT is..magicmusicowl
  • Sills & Smith (Artist) Sills & Smith
    A Few Bowls Terkish is dazzling and wonderful. Beautiful music here, Tim. I'm blown away. Frank Smith
  • Alexander A.Kuzmin - Composer (Artist) Alexander A.Kuzmin -...
    Hello,Tim My name is Alexander Kuzmin. I'm an composer, arranger, bassist and mix engineer. I'd like to offer you my services in Writing Music for TV, Film and oth...
  • Mark Durant (Artist) Mark Durant
    Very Cool Tunes
  • Judith Miller Band (Artist) Judith Miller Band
    just out cruz'n and found you....way cool stuff
  • The Fat Cats (Artist) The Fat Cats
    Great work as always. Proud to be from the same community.
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