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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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.