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Andy Timmons has released his eighth studio solo album titled ELECTRIC TRUTH today via his personal imprint Timstone Music. On April 15, he’ll stage a live performance from his hometown venue in McKinney, TX The Guitar Sanctuary. Doors open at 7PM Central, with a performance to follow at 8PM Central. For tickets to the live event, access to the livestream, and bundles available visit: www.tinyurl.com/56f9b7cp.  On April 2, Timmons will stage to Livestream events, where he’ll play the entire album live to track, telling stories within the broader program that focus in on the writing / recording process. He plans on potentially integrating additional selections from his broad catalog of songs. Access to those events lives here: www.tinyurl.com/yx9tmdh7 (CD Release Concert) and here: www.tinyurl.com/yck7a6vv (Encore Performance).

To mark release date, Timmons has presented a playthrough video for “When Words Fail…” which can be screened here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oWVxHde4Lw.  He offers, “I love that instrumental music isn’t bound by the written word or spoken language. I’ve always felt it can go much deeper in terms of emotional expression. The listener is free to interpret and attach whatever meaning they need at that time. “When Words Fail…” embodies that feeling.”

Prior, Timmons presented “EWF,” a track he shared “epitomizes the record for me: A great band playing live in the studio – raw, funky, edgy…real. Very much inspired by the great guitarist Al McKay of Earth, Wind and Fire.”  To screen a playthrough performance of the composition, click here:

Reflecting on his connection to the instrument, Timmons shares, “Music and specifically the electric guitar has always been my solace and my foundation: something that I can always count on in good times and especially in bad. Something I can trust. In a world of so much misinformation and deceit I find music and playing music more important now than ever before. Electric Truth.”

He continues, “When my friend (producer and guitarist extraordinaire) Josh Smith invited me to his studio to record, I jumped at the chance. I was looking to do a record outside of my usual band just to change things up a bit. I was a fan of Josh’s playing, and really loved the bands he puts together so we decided I would just come out to L.A. as the “artist,” and he would produce and put the studio band together. We co-wrote a few things, and I wrote a few ballads as well. I’d say overall the record has a funky/earthy feel to it with plenty of melody. And it certainly rocks as well.”

Joining Timmons in the studio were drummer Lemar Carter (Joss Stone, Raphael Saadiq), bassist Travis Carlton (Larry Carlton, Robben Ford), and keyboardist Deron Johnson (Miles Davis, Stanley Clarke, Seal). Corry Pertile laid down vocals on a couple of tracks, while Smith performed on “Johnnie T”.

ABOUT ANDY TIMMONS
No artist has been more prolific in the livestream space than Andy Timmons. Over the course of the last several years, he has staged hundreds of well attended events curating what has become an endless on-going symposium for players and fans across the globe.  Timmons began his career with Danger Danger, enjoying significant success from the start. He toured the world, sold over a million albums, and had two #1 videos on MTV. He has released seven solo albums prior to his current offering Electric Truth, following a path that captured his creative vision any given moment as the years unfolded. He spent years as Olivia Newton-John’s musical director and guitarist, alongside contributing session work to releases by Kip Winger, Paula Abdul, Paul Stanley, Simon Phillips, alongside countless radio and television jingles. He has performed with many of personal heroes, including Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, Steve Morse, Mike Stern, Ace Frehley, Ted Nugent, and Pierre Bensusan.  Andy has been consistently voted a “Top 20 Favorite Guitarist” in most of Japan’s rock music magazine’s reader polls, as well as being voted “Musician of the Year” four years in a row at the Dallas Observer Music Awards. He has also become one of the most respected and sought after clinicians representing Ibanez Guitars, touring The World on their behalf.

DISCOGRAPHY

Danger Danger

Danger Danger (1989)

Down And Dirty Live (1990)

Screw It! (1991)

Cockroach (2001)

Pawn Kings

Andy Timmons and the Pawn Kings (1995)

Andy Timmons and the Pawn Kings Live (1998)

Solo

Ear X-Tacy (1994)

Ear X-Tacy 2 (1997)

Orange Swirl (1998)

The Spoken and the Unspoken (1999)

And-Thology 1 & 2 (2001)

The Was Then, This Is Now (2002)

Here Comes the Son – An Acoustic Christmas (2006)

Resolution (2006)

Andy Timmons Band

Resolution (2006)

Andy Timmons Band Plays Sgt. Pepper (2011)

Theme From A Perfect World (2016)

Simon Phillips

Another Lifetime (1998)

Out of the Blue (Live, 1999)

Protocol II (2013)

Protocol III (2015)

Kip Winger

The Conversation Seems Like A Dream (1996)

Songs From The Ocean Floor (2000)

Ted Pearce

Big Metuselah: Human Sacrifice (2000)

Hallelu Et Adonai: Praise The Lord (2005)

 

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