Given the talent
Tim Carroll has
displayed throughout his career, it is a
mystery to this writer why his name is not a household word.
His style is completely original, his ability on the
guitar is superb and his lyrics are simultaneously funny,
poignant and insightful.
His latest recording, Always
is the culmination of a man with a lot to say and his own
way of saying it.
Tim Carroll began
his career as a musician while attending Indiana University.
He joined The
Gizmos, a punk band whose minor success brought him to
New York. Tim
would eventually form the
Blue Chieftains, a popular bar-band that played a
mixture of country and rockabilly.
This gig would last for five years.
Tim eventually found his way to Nashville, where he
is known today as a first-rate guitarist, playing in studios
and performing with numerous acts.
He has appeared on the Grand Ole Opry no less than
thirty times. His
material caught the eye of John Prine and Robbie Fulks, who
both used Tims music on their own albums.
But, while his career as a guitarist has sustained
him, his two solo recordings, Not
and Free Again
failed to get off the groundground to obscurity by the
impersonal gears of the record industry.
is a difficult album to describe.
It blends all of the styles to which he has mastered
and matched to the incredible lyrics that are whimsical, at
times cynical, sometimes sorrowful and all delivered with a
message that the albums title reminds us.
It is at this point of a CD review that I comment on
individual tracks, describing them with superlatives or
not going to attempt that here.
This is some of the most original music that Ive
heard in a long time and Im humbled that I dont have
the words to describe the sheer quality of this music.
I hope you look into Tim
Carrroll and his
Tomorrow is wonderful
experience and this writer is looking forward to more magic
from this talented artist.
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