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 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.

"I've found it a little difficult to describe my music, which I think is a result being curious about music from here, there and away. I wouldn't call myself a jazz musician. I cannot rank myself on the same level though I cannot deny that I'm influenced by the sounds of jazz combos from the 40s, 50s and 60s. I just play the music that's in my head and sometimes it comes out with a bossa nova feel.. I've also been influenced by spanish guitar and classical music, which, I believe come out in my instrumentals. then there's that slide guitar plugged into an overdrive pedal and a compressor on 10, making the tubes in the Deluxe and Super Reverb glow like the bulbs in a fake fireplace. When that happens and people tell me to turn it down, I can thank El Rayo-X for that influence. The closest I could describe myself as a musician has two sides; on one side is a blues player who's been trying to play outside the box and on the other side is everything else with other stuff mixed in there with it so it's never all of one thing. Sorry, that's currently the best I can do about that".

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'Carribean Moon For Pat' written by Tim Foley - Tim Foley

TIM FOLEY 'Instrumental' for sale at



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.



Look Up At The Moon written by Tim Foley - TIM FOLEY GROUP

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 once again around the corner somewhere.


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).


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Fabio Pirozzolo (percussionist) - https://fabiopirozzolo.com


Richard B. Gates (bassist) - Rainbow Gates(thebandthattimeforgot.org)

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   I'm very fortunate to have these gentlemen with me on this project. When thinking of musicians to play my music, I needed people who were versatile with a number of music styles and could play outside of a box. Basically, I needed people who are could play jazz because some of my music is jazzy sounding.


   With the current album we're working on, I chose to document my more jazzy sounding material and used a nylon string guitar for many of the songs simply because it's my favorite and sounds best with the material. We'll schedule our final session to record my song 'Fathead' and do some tweaking on 'Southold Morning'. Both are instrumentals.  




WCAT — Winthrop Community Access Television appearance:  https://youtu.be/ihfnTUlvn7g


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