Tim Sparks

Rank #3 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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  • 2013

    Dec 23

    Woodstock, IL, US | 7:30pm

    Woodstock, IL, US
    Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:30pm


    Four internationally acclaimed musicians will present unique and entertaining arrangements for the guitar, as well as popular holiday favorites for Ed Hall’s 18th annual Woodstock Christmas Guitar Night. Performing will be Tim Sparks, a National Fingerpicking Champion coming down from Frazee Minnesota; Pat Kirtley a National Fingerpicking Guitar Champion and a master of the Merle Travis style of guitar playing traveling here from Bardstown, Kentucky; Edgar Cruz who plays complex and dazzling arrangements of popular and classical guitar music and hails from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Ed Hall National fingerstyle guitar champion from down the road in Harvard, Illinois will also perform unusual arrangements for fingerstyle guitar and serve as your host. http://www.woodstockoperahouse.com/files/Events/PerformancePages/2013Guitar_Night.html

  • 2013

    Dec 6

    Detroit Lakes, MN, US | 7:00pm

    Detroit Lakes, MN, US
    Fri Dec 06, 2013 7:00pm


    Fingerstyle Guitar Virtuoso Tim Sparks and World Music Maestro Greg Herriges will take you on a musical journey from the Mississippi Delta Blues to Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite with exotic flavors from Brazil, Eastern Europe and India to warm our hearts on a winter's night!

  • 2013

    Dec 5

    Faribault, MN, US | 7:00pm

    Faribault, MN, US
    Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:00pm


    Two of Minnesota’s best acoustic guitarists pair up for a rare concert called A Winter Wandering that features guitar music from around the world. Greg Herriges is a renegade guitarist who fuses Eastern and Western world music on a variety of acoustic instruments. This special concert includes Tim Sparks’ acclaimed guitar rendering of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite”.

  • 2013

    Nov 17

    Minneapolis, MN, US | 7:00pm

    Minneapolis, MN, US
    Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:00pm


    Description Sunday, November 17, 8:00 pm, $10 Aster Cafe: Call 612-379-3138 for reservations. 125 Main Street SE, Mpls, MN 55414 (St. Anthony Main) When these two guitarists get together, the whole is always greater than the sum of its parts. Expect a thoroughly engaging evening of duets and solos. Blues, Ragtime, Country Blues, Jazz Fingerstyle Guitar plus some Tom Waits, Dylan….Pancho and Lefty...

  • 2013

    Nov 2

    Paris, FR | 9:30pm

    Paris, FR
    Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:30pm
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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
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    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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