This month's Music in the Stacks at the Camp Verde Community Library features four outstanding singer/songwriters. Veteran Ray Sealing; newcomer, Eric Douglas; Camp Verde institution, Jo Berger; The Mighty Tim Young; and Matt Fabritz, superior percussionist. Producer Gary Simpkins, brings this popular show to the Community Library every second Thursday of the month. Music in the Stacks has been successful for two and a half years now. Gary reminds all that this event is always free and open to the public!  ” - ty

— The Mighty News

  Tim Young looks like a musician. When he plays, he’s frequently in a black button-down shirt and blue jeans, his prized Martin acoustic guitar in hand. Tim was born a performer, first in choir in elementary school, then as a theater actor off-off Broadway and finally as a musician since 1980. He says he always tinkered with guitar playing – and when he was a teen, his parents forced him into accordion lessons – but it wasn’t until his theater partner (IN NYC) convinced him to write songs for his plays that Tim got serious about music. He formed his first band in 1980, and he went solo in 2002. Tim moved to Sedona with his girlfriend in 2013 after 37 years in Manhattan. They initially came to Sedona in 2012 on a road trip, and the first morning they were in town, Tim wrote a song. “That’s when I told my girlfriend this place might have something for us,” says Tim, laughing. He’s been steadily gigging in the red rocks ever since with standing shows at Vino Di Sedona. Tim describes his music as “high-energy acoustic rock.” He plays mostly originals with a few covers by Bob Dylan, John Fogerty and Donovan thrown in to please the crowd. He’s released three full-length albums and four EPs that were recorded in Cornville (he’s currently working on No. 5). When asked to describe his sound, Tim says some people claim he reminds them of Elvis, but he doesn’t get the comparison. “I’m a troubadour in the vein of Dylan or Woody Guthrie,” he says. “I also think you could compare my music to Neil Young or John Hiatt.” “It’s a rush to perform,” says Tim. “When all the cylinders are firing, and you see it getting out there, even if it’s to just one person in the bar who’s connecting with me, then I’m performing at a level where I want to be.” – Erika Ayn Finch. Photo by Dan Turner.   Tim Young performs June 2 and 3 at Full Moon Saloon (7000 AZ-179 at The Collective Sedona in the Village of Oak Creek) from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. He also performs at Vino di Sedona (2575 AZ-89A in West Sedona) on June 15 from 7 to 10 p.m. And you can catch him at Spirit Room (166 Main St. in Jerome) on June 22, 8-11 p.m. For more information, visit ” - Erika Ayn Finch

Sedona Monthly Magazine

  Bob Dylan Birthday Concert  Saturday, May 20th 7:00 PM Tickets:$20 Advance, $22 Door,  $25 Priority Seating Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature on December 10, 2016, and he and his music will be honored right here in Arizona at the 12th Annual Bob Dylan Birthday Concert on Saturday, May 20, at 7:00 pm, at the Old Town Center for the Arts in Cottonwood. Get your tickets early for this historically sell out event.   This year's "Bob Bash" once again features some of the best musicians in the area, including Larry & Leslie Latour, Tyler Barrett, William Eaton, TIM YOUNG, Gary Simpkins and Mike McReynolds, all performing acoustically. Local poet, Gary Every, will speak about the Nobel Prize. As is tradition, the popular Mystery Tramps, the electric band of Joe Neri, Gregg Gould, Hutch Hutchinson and Matt Fabritz, will rock the house. ” - Joe Neri

— Old Town Center for the Arts Newsletter

Quality Entertainment By Ilyssa S. on December 18, 2016 Wonderful performance! We totally enjoyed Tim's singing and playing. Very talented and a great addition to our party! I would recommend Tim without hesitation. ” - IIyssa Swartout

After Mighty Tim had performed a version of his "Life of a Song" on the Verde Valley Experience TV program, the star of the show, Jennifer Cohen, had this to say about Tim's performance: You've got the soul of Johnny Cash, and the passion of Neil Young and the swagger of Elvis. It's just awesome, I loved it! The episode may be viewed by clicking on Verde Valley Experience. The performance begins at 52:34. Stay tuned after Jennifer's interview with Mighty Tim for a performance of a brand new song. "On The Road." Not available any where else!” - Jennifer Cohen

Verde Valley Experience

Tim Young, Life Of A Song, 2015 Published July 31, 2015 | By Peter The Tim Young Band had a feature here back in the early days of the blog, and last year Tim Young decided to try a different route. You know that saying that a good song will show itself, even if only singing it at home, playing a guitar? Well, that is kinda what Tim did. And presuming the saying is true, he is delivering good songs! Actually the whole Life Of A Song cycle is made up of 5 EP’s with 4 or 5 songs each. See them them pictured on the side. With a total of 22 songs, this procedure makes sense. As a whole it is quite a lot to listen to. But when divided into 5 bits, each of them is easy to handle. Not really good with referencing this, but I guess somewhere between Johnny Cash, Neil Young and a dash of Elvis comes close. Mind you, all is recorded live in a studio with Tim’s voice, his guitar and occasional some effects on that guitar. That is it. So it all comes down to mood and lyrics and I think he pulled it off. As the EP’s progress, his singing seems to become more confident and despite the minimalistic approach it is easy to connect. Sometimes a voice and a guitar is all you need! So there you go, maybe not for all day every day, but enough fine moments to enjoy when the company is good! The CD’s can be found at CDBaby and iTunes by the way.” - Peter

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“The track is a great mix of wonderful folky acoustic guitar with a rock edge from the fast playing and quick chord changes while the vocals have a wonderful sense of rhythm to them leading the song beautifully from verse to chorus and back again with the gravelly tone that runs throughout them giving them such a lovely quality in sound. 'Everything I Ever Wanted To Be' is taken from a new release which is due out early this year and will definitely be worthy of more than a few listens.” Charlotte Pearson - Mix Tape Couture ” - Charlotte Pearson

Mixtape Couture

“Tim Young Band’s ‘The Cost’ is the perfect summertime soundtrack. It feels best to listen to it while sitting in front of a campfire, surrounded by company but alone with your thoughts.” Liz Singer - ” - Liz Singer

Music Dish

“The Cost is a mellow classic rock album with strong songwriting and tight arrangements. It's not feel good music per se, but you'll feel good listening to it.” Wildy - Wildy's World ” - Wildy

Wildy"s World

  Greenwich Village is for many a living memorial to the artistic greats; its with an air of reverence that one walks down the street and visits the hideouts that served as home to the crop of horrendously talented youths in the 1960s. One cannot help but be inspired by this atmosphere, and Tim Young is one such man. Born in Pennsylvania, he moved to the Village in the late 1970s, where he says one ‘could still feel the cool vibes from when Dylan and company ruled on MacDougal Street.’ Further showing his admiration for his idols, he mentions time spent at the Kettle of Fish pub, an old haunt of Bob Dylan and Jack Kerouac before him. Although he has now moved his gigging focus to Mid-town's renowned Hell’s Kitchen, Tim Young’s song writing skills clearly benefited from immersion in the Village’s musical heritage. His 2002 release, No Stranger, was a well-received instrumental but his real gift seems to be in spinning a yarn or two. And that’s what he gets to do on 2005’s Red, sixteen songs that dare the listener not to get involved. His voice is one of his strongest assets, commanding yet empathetic as he invites the listener into his world. Of course, it does not hurt that his message is backed by skilled musicianship. Highlights for me include ‘Dreams’ and the NPR featured ‘The Road.' I won’t lie; at first I was confused that a singer-songwriter was calling himself the Hell’s Kitchen Rock ‘n’ Roll Legend. But I was forgetting one of rock’s fundamental elements: honesty. After all, it’s all about laying out your heart and soul and Young clearly does this in every song. It does not matter how hard you bang the drums, if your hearts not in it, the audience will know. In this way, Tim Young truly is a rock ‘n’ roll star. ” - Kate Flavin

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