Tim Foley is a songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist whose sound doesn't settle easily into a descriptive box. You'll hear an amalgamation of musical styles he has gravitated towards, which include blues, jazz, folk, classical, and funk. Tim lived in New Orleans for a number of years, and his music is heavily influenced by the city’s tradition of musical experimentation. His songs, both instrumental and with vocals, range from upbeat foot stompers to relaxing melodic soundscapes.
He has a self-produced instrumental CD (see below), featuring original guitar instrumentals and is currently working on a new album featuring his jazzier material in a group setting.
TIM FOLEY 'Instrumental' for sale at timfoley1.bandcamp.com
My father once stated something that has always stuck with me; "You never know what's around the corner". Depending on your outlook, you could take this statement one of two ways. I have always leaned towards the positive side of it and believe that good things are happening around the bend, you just need to wait a bit.
Months ago, my wife Kirsten convinced me to enter my music into the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest, presented by the Songwriters Association of Washington. For a lark, I entered. Last night I checked my email and found that I won Honorable Mention in the Instrumental Category for my song 'Caribbean Moon For Pat'. This certainly fits right in as the truth of my father's statement and a great way for me to begin my 2021 musical journey.
If you are adventurous in listening to new music, follow this link: https://saw.org/2020-results/
You'll find my instrumental 'Caribbean Moon For Pat' as well as all the the winners in a number of different categories that will give your earbuds a treat.
I'm very fortunate to have these gentlemen with me on this project. Fabio, Richard and Mike are all versatile with a number of music styles and think outside the box. This album consists of my jazzier sounding material and it has been a delight for me to work with these guys in creating a bigger sound for my music.
With the current album we're working on, I chose to use a nylon string guitar for many of the songs, simply because it's my favorite and sounds best with the material. Chris Rival, who is engineering the album, is currently finishing up the mixing of 8 of my songs. From there it will be mastered, then released.
A demo from my upcoming album featuring wonderful musicians joining me on my project. Richard Gates - bass, Mike 'Sax' McLaughlin - tenor and Fabio Pirozzolo - drums. These fine gentlemen and myself are The Tim Foley Group who performed their first gig at The Cat In The Cradle Coffeehouse, Byfield, MA on Sat. Nov. 9, 2019 to a packed house. The second gig was unfortunately cancelled like the countless other gigs for musicians during this pandemic. It seems like a dream from the past now to perform in a venue but I have hope for live music to be formed frequently once again around the corner somewhere.
Fabio Pirozzolo (percussionist) - https://fabiopirozzolo.com
Richard B. Gates (bassist) - Rainbow Gates(thebandthattimeforgot.org)
Richard Gates | Discography | Discogs
At Chris Rival's Studio: Chris Rival (center) talking with Richard Gates - bass, with Fabio Pirozzolo - drums (sitting on left) and Mike 'Sax' McLaughlin - tenor (in the back booth).
SNAP & MUGSY DUO
SNAP & MUGSY - (duo and quartet). Tim 'SNAP' Foley and
Mike ' MUGSY' Marino perform a variety of vintage rock and country instrumentals, originals, funky-jazzy-blues, the sounds of The Beatles, Steely Dan and other favorites
SNAP & MUGSY BAND
Sat. June 24 - Reading Porchfest Solo & with Kirsten Manville
details to come
Sat. Aug 12 - Solo at Marblehead Farmers Market
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Visiting my old friend Taka Moro in Houston, TX to talk about building a guitar.
Taka and I played together in New Orleans back in early 1999 -2000. We billed ourselves as TIMTAKA - Two Guys With Guitars. Sometimes "Shu" would join us on Sax and then we were known as TIMTAKA-SHU TRIO. We played the Spotted Cat on Frenchmen St and enjoyed after gig coffee and beignets at Cafe Du Monde at 2am. Taka left New Orleans and studied lutherie under Baker and Machione. He has been a luthier in his own right for a number of years making jazz guitars of his own designs.I hadn't seen Taka in over 20 years and when I arrived at his home/shop, he cooked up some coffee and we hung out in his kitchen. It was like the next night having coffee after another gig. We just picked up where we left off. The visit resulted in rekindling our friendship and tapping spruce and mahogany plates to get in his long line of waiting customers who'll some day playing their very own Taka Moro guitar. The wait time for a Taka Moro guitar is about one year.
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