My take on my Music
Hello, my name is Tim Young, and the 1st thing that I hope for while you stop by and listen to my music, and listen to my music and watch some some videos is that you have some fun. I love music and I want you to catch that energy while you hear my music, while having fun, and also thinking about life a little. Although I started to play the guitar when I was 9 nine years old, I can say that I will say that music is actually not something I have been doing all my life. In my late 30s I walked away from it, and did not pick up a guitar again, until my fiftieth birthday. I am now 60 years old and 95% of the music and techniques and instruments that you hear on this site were learned during that time.
I am a singer-songwriter, and guitar stylist and instrumentalist, who also can get by on a banjo and harmonica. For songwriting I would listen to just about anyone who I thought was a great songwriter no matter what the genre. As a guitarist I taught myself to play many styles, which include finger style, flat picking, (bluegrass style),and the delta style blues slide guitar. I may not consider myself to be an expert at any of these, but I love to try, and I hope that you have as much fun with the listening as I do with playing them. The songwriters that I am influenced by are really too many to mention, but Bob Dylan,(especially early Dylan), Steve Earle, Jerry Jeff Walker, Kate Wolf, and Nanci Griffith are all right there at the top. However, I also listen to the traditional music of Mississippi John Hurt, Jean Ritchie, and Merle Travis. I try my best to play my music with a fresh approach that everyone can enjoy, and right now its all done by me, just my guitar vocals and words, and harmonica, and banjo.