Timothy S. Epperhart
There are a lot of things that I'm interested in beyond being a musician, a poet or even a crazy person. Sometimes I might spout rhetoric just to see if you'll feed into it. I do that to my folks in real life too. To be honest I would like to post every song I've written with pictures and complete lyrics as I have worked on songwriting these past 10 + years. That work be a definite plus for my fans who have followed my music career. With life and music comes change. I keep an open mind to the world around me usually. I'm by no means so stuck on myself I can't or won't listen to other styles of music. My favorite format and style is probably "Acoustic Rock" - independently driven of course. Independent makes it possible to bloom into something much more than just a has-been on FM radio.
I know it might seem a little overwhelming for most folks who get online to search for a song they may like to find a 29 year old man with almost 250 songs available for download. Some people may even be discouraged when they see my list of songs to even listen to one. Then again, some people have told me "Yeah you hear one you hear them all" - and I can completely understand this as I am always going to be me regardless. Anyways so yeah - I've been recording and writing songs for a long time now. That's not to say I actually draw a crowd or whatever when I play out. I really don't. In fact, I hardly ever let the public know that I play out when I do. I've always been this way. I see myself as a recording artist before a performer, performance wise I get all fucked up when I go out in public, I get to drinking. I forget the words to my own songs, because I have so many. It used to be like I could go out and feel good about playing my 5 favorite songs. Now it's like I get on stage and I'm thinking about what I'm going to play and end up just jamming some shit on drop d.
There used to be places that I'd love to play who used to actually pay me 100.00 a night to get onstage for a couple hours and just go nuts. I fucking loved playing that bar because they never bullshitted me on my money at the end of the night. The regulars liked me because I used to go in every other day to get drunk, play some pool and hang out, but of course this was back when I was single. Don't get me wrong, I love my fiancee and we usually have a wonderful time, but I never get to get out and play my songs. Even if I did - I'm usually stuck on what I want to play over what I need to I guess.
Jacksonville, Florida (Arlington)
My life itself is my foremost musical influence. Other than that i'd probably say Chris Collard, Bartholomew Bean and Shannon Morris (of COMO), Jimmy Jimbo and Elliot Craven - Amp on Tweak, We can lick any SOB in the house, Willie Nelson, The album "Rowdy", Higher Ground, Overtime bar and grill, Young Jeezy, Snoop Dogg, Jimi Hendrix and Frank Sinatra. In my early years I owned everything Brian May did on guitar, which was a pretty extensive collection. I showed it to my class forshow and tell and my teacher asked me what I wanted to be and I said "like this guy". I would later find influences in early sixties music such as Black Sabbath and Iron Butterfly and The Doors. I became fascinated with the album "Acid Eaters" by The Ramones and later on discovered the grunge era of the 1990's. It was 1989 when my guitar was passed down to me, decades of generations past.
I play guitar and write songs.