[ ART DECO WEEKEND >LIVE MUSIC ]
SUNDAY / 2:30PM — THE 11TH STREET STAGE
Because of his relentless drive, non-stop touring schedule, and lack of a permanent home, TIM CHARRON has been called “THE ROCK 'N' ROLL GYPSY”
He's stayed at A HIPPIE COMMUNE in VENICE BEACH, California, and on A HOUSEBOAT in KEY WEST, Florida.
Also in Florida, Tim once lived several days in A CHICKEE HUT on the SEMINOLE RESERVATION in the EVERGLADES.
"While on the road, camping and staying with local friends or fans," Tim says, "I like to immerse myself in the local culture ... food, art, sports, people.”
Since his college days at the UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI, he’s been an avid volleyball player, seeking competition on beaches all over the country, and recently he's taken up surfing in California, and paddle boarding in Key West.
Elizabeth Whitney, An old high school friend, drew this inspirational "Gypsy Life: Back In the Day" illustration as a way to wish Tim the best of luck in his musical pursuit.
"All Summer Long"
Tim Charron opening for Brett Michaels at Indian Ranch in Webster, Massachucetts (2012).
Tim exudes an air of confidence when he says “I FEEL I WAS BORN TO BE ONSTAGE ... I LOVE NOTHING MORE THAN THE ADRENALINE RUSH OF WHIPPING AN AUDIENCE INTO A FRENZY.”
“ELECTRIFYING” has been used more than once to describe Tim's live performances.For Tim and his band, a live show should be an
INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE, out in the audience, climbing speakers, or like at the American Cancer Association fundraiser in Coventry, Rhode Island, JAMMING ON TOP OF A PINK FIRE
Although now “TOTALLY COMMITTED” TO HIS CAREER IN MUSIC, Tim’s entry into the business wasn’t direct. Growing up in Rhode Island, Tim played in a high school Rock band, but after graduation, first chose college over stage performance.
After a short stay in San Diego, Tim moved east to attend the UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI, where, to make a living, he worked as personal trainer to celebrities such as EMINEM, BRANDY, LIMP BIZKIT, and MICHAEL STIPE of REM.
Even with one foot still (as always) in entertainment, Tim’s first professional success came in selling South Florida real estate.IT WAS THE FINANCIAL CRASH OF 2008, when Tim lost nearly everything, THAT PUSHED HIM BACK INTO PURSUING MUSIC AS A WAY OF LIFE.
"At first I was devestated and disillusioned," Tim says. "Then I figured it was a sign telling me that I needed to pursue what I truly love."
It was then Tim adopted his motto:
"QUIT YOUR JOB, SELL YOUR STUFF, AND HIT THE ROAD."
TIM MOVED TO NASHVILLE, and since has been living out of his car and sleeping on friends' couches, while working tirelessly to BUILD HIS LIFE IN MUSIC ... Hitting Radio Stations, Writing, Recording, Lecturing Fellow Musicians, and GATHERING FANS THE OLD FASHIONED WAY, as Tim puts it "EARNING THEM ONE AT A TIME."
Since his move to Nashville, Tim has never stopped touring ... playing as many as 25 shows a month, opening for many of country music’s most popular artists, including CHARLIE DANIELS, BROOKS & DUNN, CRYSTAL GAYLE, MARTY STUART, and CLINT BLACK.