Tim Atwood - Piano
For 30+ years Tim Atwood played for music's elite on the most venerable stage in country music history--The Grand Ole Opry. During that time Tim backed legends and legends-in-the-making including Garth Brooks, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Darius Rucker, Vince Gill, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Jim Ed Brown, Jeannie Seely and Little Jimmy Dickens. Tim's versatility on keys also allowed him the opportunity to play for those outside of the country box, performing with Barry Gibb, Keb Mo, Lisa Marie Presley and Jewel.
Beyond the stage Tim continues to be a sought after studio musician in Nashville playing on recordings for some of those very artists with whom he shared the spotlight's fringe--artists who include Dolly Parton, Ray Price, George Jones and Charley Pride.
All of the "Opry cool kids" knew Tim could play a piano like there was no tomorrow; and they knew he was a funny guy who could make a story come to life, but in the middle of all the commotion of the stage, it became apparent that Tim could sing...and not simply sing, but sing with heart, soul and emotion. The man is GOOD!
Today Tim sits in the middle of the spotlight delivering a high energy, fun-filled romp down memory lane in which Tim shares his experiences as an artist, studio musician and sideman. The audience can expect piano pounding thrills as Tim performs songs from piano greats Mickey Gilley, Billy Joel, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elton John, Ronnie Milsap and Charlie Rich...along with bouts of laughter as he dishes out backstage jokes and stories as only an insider can.
Tim also discloses the tender moments he experienced on stage like the love he had for country comedienne Minnie Pearl, and his thoughts about playing keys for the biggest farewell party since Hank Williams--the funeral of George Jones.
With a musical arsenal that includes hundreds of selections, Tim can fire off a country song with ease, pull the trigger on a rock and roll favorite, reload with some back water blues and win the day with a trip to the A-men corner. Comedy songs are some of his favorites though, so expect to hear a few of those too, along with a few Tim Atwood originals to keep the show fresh.
Whether you book him as a single or with his band, Tim always delivers a great performance. He's an extraordinary musician and a great singer, but he's also FUN and unpredictable. Even he doesn't know what's going to fall out of his mouth at any given moment...but rest assured, if it's a family-friendly venue, then it's a family-friendly pearl of wisdom.
Tim Atwood will entertain you!