|30 Jun 2015||West Chester, PA Mas Mexicali Cantina - Rooftop||Mas Mexicali Cantina - Rooftop||free|
|01 Jul 2015||Malvern, PA Twenty9||Twenty9||free|
|02 Jul 2015||Lafayette Hill, PA Brittingham's||Brittingham's||free|
|03 Jul 2015||Royersford, PA Craft Ale House||Craft Ale House||free|
|04 Jul 2015||Blue Bell, PA Blue Bell Inn with Rob Carroll||Blue Bell Inn with Rob Carroll||free|
|10 Jul 2015||North Wales, PA Village Tavern||Village Tavern||free|
|11 Jul 2015||Phoenixville, PA Pepperoncini Sotto||Pepperoncini Sotto||free|
|31 Jul 2015||Collegeville, PA The Pub at Wegmans||The Pub at Wegmans||free|
|01 Aug 2015||Exton, PA PJ's Pour House||PJ's Pour House||free|
|20 Aug 2015||Philadelphia, PA Sister Cities Park Live Music Series||Sister Cities Park Live Music Series||free|
|12 Oct 2015||Key West, FL Hog's Breath Saloon w/ Chad Burtch||Hog's Breath Saloon w/ Chad Burtch||free|
Whoever said “Don’t meet your heroes… they’ll just disappoint you” was obviously not talking about Butch Walker. For the better part of my career, Butch Walker – producer/songwriter/motherF’nRockStar – has been my biggest influence both from a performance stand point and for his ever evolving style and sound in the studio.
See him live. Bottom line.
I first saw him live at the TLA in 2008 on the recommendation of my buddy John Chiaro. Mind = blown. Exactly 5 years later in 2013, Live Nation gave me the chance to open for him on the very same stage. That night, he treated my wife, friends and I like family before the show… and when I came off stage after my set he was the first person standing in the wings stage right ready to hand out a compliment. (First national act I’ve opened for to ever listen to my set… let alone intently). He also took my phone, called John to say hi, and then went on to perform a killer set… full of emotion given the fact that his father, “Big Butch”, had just recently passed away.
Afterwords, he welcomed us into his green room to have a drink and swap stories with his band. Brendan McGrew, my good friend and owner of Bourbon Blue, had given me a bottle of Bulleit 10 yr. for Butch… A peace offering of sorts… given the fact that his book is titled “Drinking With Strangers: Music Lessons from a Teenage Bullet Belt”. I thought it was perfect. The whole night remains in my memory as a defining moment in my career… where my biggest influence collided with my own personal musical journey. And at the risk of sounding like a motivational cat poster, it showed me that anything is possible. He’s a class-act. The musician’s musician.
Any regrets? No. Well… Maybe don’t smile like a cheesing asshole next time you get your picture taken with your hero.
When you get into the end zone… act like you’ve been there. Rookie.
Here’s a fun throwback to 2012 when my band and I opened up the Radio 104.5 Summer Block Party as direct support for Of Monsters and Men / JJAMZ at the Piazza at Schmidt’s in Philly. We played to 6,000 people, nearly got bumped at the last second due to the rain (the skies parted just in time!), and I got to hang out and chat with this fantastic person – Wendy Rollins of Radio 104.5 WRFF Philadelphia.
People ask me all the time… “How’d you get into music?”. Truth is, I’ve been acting longer than I’ve been writing songs. I moved back to Philly a year after college to pursue an intership at the Prince Music Theater. I bartended/served at night to make ends meet and randomly began playing music out live at bars instead (thanks Sean Coyle and Rob Vigg). Funny how things work out. I still act… which is partly the answer to the other question I get most often… “What the hell do you do during the day?!”. Here’s an updated highlight reel to give you a look into that side of my career.
Philadelphia-based Singer/Songwriter Tim Williams
fresh off of the release of his second studio album, Blue Ribbon, has earned the reputation of being one of the hardest working solo acoustic acts in the nation today, playing 300+ live shows annually on stages ranging from New York to Key West to LA and everywhere in between. Hes been direct support for Of Monsters and Men, Butch Walker, Better Than Ezra, Ryan Star, Jon McLaughlin, Tristan Prettyman, Diane Birch, Marc Scibilia, Anya Marina, Jeffrey Gaines, JJAMZ, and members of Live and Barenaked Ladies, among others.
He’s travelled the country many times over…
as the producer and house musician for the multi media talk show MyFixitUpLife and has been featured in numerous film, television and theater productions. He performed his song Joplin, in Joplin, at the 2nd Anniversary Ceremony on May 22, 2013 to a crowd of thousands, among whom were the tornado victims families, survivors, the Mayor of Joplin, the Governor of Missouri and Director of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano.
Along with his band, he opened the Radio 104.5 Summer Block Party in July 2012 as direct support for Of Monsters and Men & JJAMZ (to a crowd of 6,000) and has played almost every stage in Philadelphia, becoming a mainstay at local venues Bourbon Blue, World Cafe Live, the TLA and Tin Angel. He can be seen before many Phillies home games at Citizens Bank Ballpark playing solo acoustic at McFaddens and XFinity Live. Along with his buddy Chad Burtch, he plays the World Famous Hogs Breath Saloon in Key West 4 weeks a year as Tim and Chad. He was cast in a regional production of RENT and has performed as the musical guest on The Second City mainstage in Chicago twice thanks to cast member Katie Rich and musical director Julie Nichols. You might even catch his mug on a few television commercials and in the Philadelphia-based film Invincible. As the house musician for MyFixitUpLife with Mark and Theresa, a nationally syndicated home improvement radio talk show, Tim regularly travels the country and has performed for stars of the DIY Network, HGTVs Property Brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott and The Cousins John and Anthony, This Old House, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Man Caves, and has even appeared on Restaurant: Impossible and Save My Bakery on The Food Network.
He’s received a great deal of radio support in the Philadelphia-area…
thanks in large part to multiple in-studio performances at Radio 104.5 and 93.7 WSTW, along with airplay on 93.3 WMMR, 97.5 The Fanatic (ESPN) and 94 WIP. He has performed live on Philadelphia television multiple times, including NBCs The 10! Show, 6ABC News and PHL17s Eye Opener Philadelphia. His music has also been heard many times as bumper music on Fox 29’s News at 5. Tims had the good fortune of playing for tens of thousands of people throughout his career, most notably the band Lifehouse, John Mayer, Jason Aldean, Chef/Author Anthony Bourdain, Top Chefs Jennifer Carroll & Eric Ripert, Members of the Philadelphia Phillies/Eagles/Sixers/Flyers, Broadcasters Troy Aikman & Joe Buck, Dallas Cowboy Michael Irvin, Miami Heats Lebron James & Dwyane Wade, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, Extreme Makeovers Ty Pennington, Cheers John Ratzenberger and many more. With 2 albums, 2009s We Begin and 2012s Blue Ribbon, and a high energy, often comedic stage show, Tim has drawn comparisons to Matt Nathanson, Rob Thomas and Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet Sprocket. Blue Ribbon can be heard on Pandora and both of his albums are available on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify. TimWilliams.com
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