LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, US
Artist / Band / Musician
Rock / Acoustic / Folk Rock
Kentucky-bred Singer-Songwriter-Guitarist Tim Krekel has stunned listeners with his soulful grooves and knockout passionate performances for years.Yet, he remains a welcome, new discovery for many outside of the Southeast US. Befriended and endorsed as a ³personal favorite² early in his career by John Belushi, the modest Krekel has a massive recording and touring history with icons such as Jimmy Buffet, The Eagles, Bo Diddley, Tracy Nelson,
Delbert McClinton and others. He has enjoyed several Billboard chart-toppers and 1 Hits; and is ranked as the 150th Greatest Artist of All Time on
WFPK/Louisville's "Fortunate 500" and had FOUR songs listed in WFPK's "2001
Greatest Songs of All Time".
Tim's music is as pleasing and accessible as his gentle smile and fun-loving demeanor. And it often rocks with impressively-famous guitar riffs and sticky melodies. With subtle, literate themes of love, kindness and
compassion, it is easy to be taken by the sheer poetry of songs like
"Angel's Share" and the simple Country-Rock anthem-like mantra of "I Love
With nine albums to his credit, Tim's current record - Soul Season - features the Tim Krekel Orchestra (which includes the stellar horn section of NRBQ) and continues to garner critical praise and airplay on US radio, as does his work on more acoustic recordings such as World Keeps Turning. His compelling music and notable live show whether solo or with the full
Orchestra have made him an in-demand artist at venues like Hippie Jack¹s
Americana Music & Art Festival in Tennessee, the Sunbanks Festival in
Washington and the world-famous Bluebird Café.
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Tim has PERFORMED & shared the stage WITH:
Jimmy Buffett Billy Swan Bo Diddley Delbert McClinton
Skeeter Davis Steve Forbert Tracy Nelson Pam Tillis Marshall
Chapman Lonnie Mack Sam Bush and many, many others.
.and has SONGS RECORDED BY:
Jerry Reed - Dr. Feelgood Shakin' Stevens Canned Heat Alan Jackson
Kathy Mattea Patty Loveless Crystal Gayle Jason & the Scorchers
Vern Gosdin Rick Nelson Lonnie Mack BJ Thomas
Delbert McClinton Aaron Tippin Deana Carter Kim Richey and others.
"Krekel's A VETERAN NASHVILLE SONGWRITER but though he's penned a hit for Patty Loveless and worked with Jimmy Buffett, left on his own he's never
been anything but AN R&B-DRENCHED ROCKER. [HIS] SONGS AND PERFORMANCES ARE
BOTH ON FIRE."
--Dave Marsh, Rock & Rap Confidential
"[Tim Krekel's music] narrowly edges out the SUAVE WORLD-WEARY COUNTRY-SOUL
of Nick Lowe's At My Age."
--Nick Cristiano, The Philadelphia Inquirer
"As a performer, he is straight out of the roadhouse, singing in a gruff
voice, tearing off STINGING GUITAR SOLOS, and playing GUTBUCKET BLUES-ROCK."
"TWANGY, SOULFUL SONGS as smart as they are catchy."
--No Depression Magazine
"While THE SONGS ARE REALLY THE THING here, Krekel supplies plenty of
guitar. Hello Baby has Chuck Berry-style playing. Slide guitar highlights
I Love Everybody and I Can't Help Myself, and acoustic is mixed with
electric on ŒBe With You, a soulful song of yearning that also features a
FABULOUS VOCAL from Krekel. This is TRULY A HIDDEN TREASURE."
--John Heidt, Vintage Guitar Review
"Tim Krekel is one of American Rock n Roll's great unknowns."
--CD Review Magazine
"Tim Krekel is the BEST GUITAR PLAYER IN THE WORLD."
-- John Belushi
CHART-TOPPING SONGS & AWARDS:
TOP TEN The current album - "Soul Season" - on XM Radio's X-Country,
1 HIT - "Turning Away" recorded by Crystal Gayle (1984), written by Tim Krekel
1 HIT - "You Can Feel Bad" recorded by Patty Loveless (1997), written by Tim Krekel & Matraca Berg
TOP 30 BILLBOARD Top Country Singles & Tracks - "Cry on the Shoulder of the Road"- recorded by Martina McBride, written by Tim Krekel & Matraca Berg
MAJOR MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK - "Come Around" - recorded by Kim Richey, written by Tim Krekel & Kim Richey - used in the 1999 Kevin Costner film, "For Love of the Game"
BMI COUNTRY AWARD (1997) - "You Can Feel Bad" - written by Tim Krekel &
"ESSENTIAL ARTISTS A-Z" (2000) - as recognized by WFPK/Louisville
"The GREATEST SONGS OF ALL TIME" (2001) - WFPK/Louisville listeners awarded
FOUR of Tim's compositions
The 333 BEST POP SONGS of the 2000s (2008)- "Wilson Picket" by
Tim Krekel recognized on Automic Blog
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