Blue Lunch Featuring Tim Gartland
Tonight we present Blue Lunch with special guest, Tim Gartland, for an electrifying evening of blues and soul!
The late 1940’s and early 1950’s were a magical time in American musical history, when blues, rhythm & blues, swing and rock & roll were all one thing. Blue Lunch explores that music and makes it their own. From Cleveland, OH, the band features eight virtuoso musicians performing on guitar, piano, upright bass, drums, harp, saxophones, trumpet, and trombone. In addition to their instrumental work, Blue Lunch also boasts vocalists that includesdo-wop style harmonies in their repertoire. Blue Lunch has released eight cds, Recorded Live at Wilberts, Eyes Wide Open, Not Live at the Copa, Big Sound Blues, Sideswiped, Saxophone Shootout II, Blue Lunch Special–30th Anniversary Edition, and “Above the Fold”.
Upon moving to Chicago after graduating college, Tim immersed himself in the Chicago roots/blues scene. He studied with famed harmonica player, Jerry Portnoy (Muddy Waters, Eric Clapton) and played with such greats as Bo Diddley, Carey Bell, Big Jack Johnson and Pinetop Perkins. He has been deeply influenced by the “greats” –Little Walter for his harp playing, Ray Charles for his interpretation of a song, Willie Dixon for his songwriting.
After moving to Boston in 1989, Tim became a key player in the Boston blues circuit. In 1998, he was a finalist in the Boston Blues Challenge Competition. He made frequent appearances at regional and national blues festivals as well as prestigious guest artist appearances with the top tier musicians in this talent rich area.
Tim Gartland relocated to Nashville,TN in 2015. He became an active member of the Nashville Songwriters Association and was honored to be named to their “ones to watch list”. He is now actively playing, recording and writing in “Music City”. In 2017 he was invited to perform at the prestigious “Harmonica Blues Summit” in Nashville.
2017’s “If You Want A Good Woman”was Tim’s third album. It reached #1 on the blues charts on Air Play Direct. Again, the critics were impressed.“Tim Gartland brings discipline and an understated verve to his harmonica work…that well-deep singing voice [is] a combination of Charlie Musselwhite, Leon Russell and Willie Dixon…as a songwriter, he has a good sense of melody and provides intelligent lyrics…” (Frank-John Hadley/DownBeat)
Tim Gartland and Taste Good Music is proud to announce the release his fourth solo album, “Satisfied” on April 12, 2019. The ten original songs on the album, blending blues/soul/roots rock and country, were all written or co-written by Tim Gartland. They were recorded in just two days to capture the intimate, immediate and natural sound of a group of great musicians creating music in a terrific sounding live room.
Bob Frank, Guitar/Vocals
Bob Michael, Trombone
Chris Burge, Sax
Tim Gartland, Vocals/Harmonica
Pete London, Vocals/Harmonica
Mike Rubin, Trumpet
Scott Flowers, Drums
Ray DeForest, Bass/Vocals
Mike Sands, Piano