Tim Brick Performs Rocket Shop Live at Main Street Landing 4/17
Words by Ben Fox. Photo by James Lockridge.
Central Vermont country musician Tim Brick will be performing a solo acoustic set Wednesday, April 17 as part of the Rocket Shop Live concert series at Main Street Landing. Brick will bring his brand of soulful, rock-infused country music to the stage without his usual backing band, which consists of Todd Wells on bass, Steve Quennville on drums and George Seymour on the pedal steel, banjo and fiddle.
Brick grew up on country music and has played in multiple rock bands, brilliantly fusing the two together. "My favorite era of country music was the mid- to late-1970’s dubbed “The Outlaw Movement” with Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Hank Williams Jr., Johnny Paycheck," Brick says. "That, coupled with my love of Southern rock, which the edgier country artists of that day were really akin to, it was only natural that some of my music would reflect that."
As for his songwriting ability, that comes from the heart and soul. "Lyrically, I’m inspired mainly by emotions that I’m feeling at the time. I write in the moment... There’s an inherent honesty in music that makes it easy to tackle the tough issues... I like my music a lot like I like life: simple, to the point, honest and real."
With two albums available through his web site, www.timbrickmusic.com, and lots of shows being played throughout the state, it is clear that Tim Brick is on a mission to bring straight-forward country-rock music to as many Vermont audiences as he possibly can.