Tim Krekel

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Tim Krekel is a true master craftsmen of songs, an American original. Recorded at the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville, TN.


Tim Krekel was an American original. He dedicated himself to creating music that is a real testament to life, love and, mostly, rock & roll. Marshall Chapman called him the ‘triple threat’, and he was. He had it all including the love and respect of all around him. He played lead for Jimmy Buffet and wrote songs for Delbert McClinton among others. Sam Bush recorded "All Night Radio" and made it a hit. He is a master craftsman of songs that "get across with fire and conviction and without a trace of pretension". (CD Review) Tim’s approach is straight-up rock & roll and nothing short of phenomenal. Rolling Stone said, "Krekel unleashes a monster riff". Tim Krekel made our show happen in so many ways. His performance rolls between soul, folk, rock and more. Not many can pull that off and make it work. Tim passed away shortly after we recorded his performance in June 2009. We miss you already…

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