Still Here: CD
  • Still Here: CD
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The second and final duet record by Tim and the late, great Steve Gulley, who passed away just a few months after this record, his last recording, was completed. Though they’re each veteran songwriters and artists—both in bands and on their own—Steve Gulley and Tim Stafford have enjoyed special acclaim as one of the most creative and successful songwriting teams in bluegrass music, with scores of recorded co-writes to their credit. They co-wrote the 2008 IBMA song of the year, "Through the Window of a Train," as well as a 2020 nominated song, "Both Ends of the Train," both recorded by Blue Highway. Their previous record, "Dogwood Winter," (2010) was a critically-acclaimed success. A single from this record, "Still Here," was #1 on the Bluegrass Today Top 30 Airplay chart on September 11, 2020. Much-anticipated, this collection of Tim and Steve's songs features veterans Ron Stewart, Barry Bales, Dale Ann Bradley and newcomer Thomas Cassell. It is a fitting legacy to Steve. Songs: STILL HERE LIVING SHOULDN'T BE THIS HARD SO FAR THERE AIN'T NO GOOD WAY TO GO SHE THREW HERSELF AWAY MY LAST EXCUSE TO DRINK SHE COMES BACK TO ME WHEN WE SING LONG WAY AROUND THE MOUNTAIN HE'S TRYING TO TELL YOU SOMETHING IT'S ALL ABOUT THE GAME BACK WHEN IT WAS EASY

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Tunes & Ballads: CD
  • Tunes & Ballads: CD

Tunes & Ballads: CD

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GRAMMY, DOVE, IBMA and SPBGMA AWARD-winning guitarist, singer and songwriter TIM STAFFORD is proud to release his fourth solo record, TUNES & BALLADS on December 14, 2020. Stafford, a former member of Alison Krauss’s Union Station and a founding member of perennial Bluegrass powerhouse Blue Highway, was named IBMA’s Songwriter of the year in 2014 and 2017 and co-wrote IBMA’s 2008 Song of the Year, “Through the Window of a Train.”

TUNES & BALLADS features 16 of Tim’s compositions, 10 instrumental and 7 vocals, along with a cover of Bobby’s Hebb’s 1960s anthem “Sunny.” Like the title says, the record is a mix of solo, duet and trio instrumentals—much like those featured on Tim’s critically-acclaimed 2017 release Acoustic Guitar—and story songs, four of which were co-written with Tim’s friends and collaborators Craig Market, Joe Newberry, Jon Weisberger, and the late, great Steve Gulley. There are stories about great ships like the Titanic and Arizona, historical figures as disparate as Buffalo Bill Cody and Jack the Ripper, and tales of the loss of ways of life and old guitars. There are both flatpicked and fingerpicked originals—Tim was named the SPBGMA guitar player of the year in 2001 and 2015. Songs:

BEECH CREEK WILD WEST GALAPAGOS RED HAIRED BOY THE LAST CLINCHFIELD RUN SUNNY THE MARKS COEBURN BANNER SAIL AWAY TO SEE THE WORLD TAKE THE FERRY LONDON TOWN PALE BLUE DOT SHENANDOAH VALLEY BLUES HAPPY DAY ARIZONA TEARS WENVELL'S LAST DAY PRETTY LITTLE JOB

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Tunes & Ballads MISPRINT: CD
  • Tunes & Ballads MISPRINT: CD
  • Tunes & Ballads MISPRINT: CD
  • Tunes & Ballads MISPRINT: CD

Tunes & Ballads MISPRINT: CD

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NOTE: THIS IS A SPECIAL MISPRINT EDITION OF TUNES & BALLADS (SEE PHOTOS BELOW). TUNES & BALLADS features 15 of Tim’s compositions, 10 instrumental and 7 vocals, along with a cover of Bobby’s Hebb’s 1960s anthem “Sunny.” Like the title says, the record is a mix of solo, duet and trio instrumentals—much like those featured on Tim’s critically-acclaimed 2017 release Acoustic Guitar—and story songs, four of which were co-written with Tim’s friends and collaborators Craig Market, Joe Newberry, Jon Weisberger, and the late, great Steve Gulley. There are stories about great ships like the Titanic and Arizona, historical figures as disparate as Buffalo Bill Cody and Jack the Ripper, and tales of the loss of ways of life and old guitars. There are both flatpicked and fingerpicked originals. Songs:

BEECH CREEK WILD WEST GALAPAGOS RED HAIRED BOY THE LAST CLINCHFIELD RUN SUNNY THE MARKS COEBURN BANNER SAIL AWAY TO SEE THE WORLD TAKE THE FERRY LONDON TOWN PALE BLUE DOT SHENANDOAH VALLEY BLUES HAPPY DAY ARIZONA TEARS WENVELL'S LAST DAY PRETTY LITTLE JOB

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Acoustic Guitar: CD
  • Acoustic Guitar: CD

Acoustic Guitar: CD

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Tim's new record, "Acoustic Guitar" AVAILABLE NOW!! 18 cuts, 13 original instrumentals, 10 solo guitar, 5 duets, 2 trios, 1 vocal (featuring Tim Shelton)... FEATURING: Stuart Duncan, Dave Eggar, Adam Steffey, Tim Shelton, John Gardner, Gaven Largent, Daniel Salyer... And the new song from Bobby Starnes and Tim, "I Am America."

"A modern classic of great tone, tunes, and technique, this album is not to be missed..." David J. McCarty, Bluegrass Unlimited, February 2018.
Liner notes, and all cover and interior matter here: https://www.timstaffordguitar.com/liner-notes-and-interior-matter SONGS:

SAFE WATER DISTANT ISLAND TEMPERANCE REEL JANET'S WALTZ HILLBILLY NEIGHBOR ANGEL TERRACE WILDWOOD FLOWER SMITTEN KITTEN PRESBYTERIAN HYMN MEDLEY THE GIRL I LEFT BEHIND ME VIA DOLOROSA MASON ORCHARD BACKSEAT BLUES WATERCOLOR SKY TIDELINE SHAKER VANITY LONG BRANCH COFFEE I AM AMERICA

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Just to Hear the Whistle Blow: CD
  • Just to Hear the Whistle Blow: CD

Just to Hear the Whistle Blow: CD

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Second solo recording from Grammy winner Tim Stafford, featuring Stuart Duncan, Adam Steffey, Barry Bales, Ron Stewart, Steve Gulley, John Gardner, Marty Raybon, Beth Snapp on 13 original songs and a version of "Red Wing." SONGS:

WHISKEY ISLAND JUST TO HEAR THE WHISTLE BLOW JANET'S SONG WORRY'S LIKE A ROCKIN' CHAIR FATHER NELSON ON THE LEDGE POODLE ON THE DASHBOARD DIMES RED WING HIDEAWAY HOTEL IT AIN'T THE MOUNTAIN MORGAN'S WAY ISAAC MORTON'S REVENGE BACK IN THE DAY

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Endless Line: CD
  • Endless Line: CD

Endless Line: CD

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Grammy winner and veteran bluegrass musician Tim Stafford announces the release of his first solo recording, Endless Line. Tim's intelligent, captivating and thought-provoking songwriting is featured here as he wrote or co-wrote nine. "Tim Stafford was one of my favorite guitar players before he was anyone else's favorite, The album is amazing." -- Flatpicking Legend Tony Rice, April 2003. SONGS:

COLD HARBOR RIDER ON AN ENDLESS LINE THE KID METHODIST PREACHER BAD REPUTATION MAMMA LLAMA DANVILLE GIRL OBSESSION RAIN INDIGO BLUE HOLIDAY ON MISSION STREET IF ONLY FOR A DAY IF I HAD THE MONEY I WOULD RIDE THAT TRAIN THE REASON

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Dogwood Winter: CD
  • Dogwood Winter: CD
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Critically-acclaimed 2010 recording of 14 songs co-written by the award-winning songwriting team of Tim and Steve Gulley. SONGS:

WHY ASK WHY JUST ALONG FOR THE RIDE DOGWOOD WINTER NEBRASKA SKY JUST ANOTHER SETTING SUN HOW DID THAT TURN INTO MY PROBLEM? ON A DAY LIKE THIS YOU HURT ME ALL OVER AGAIN SNOW TORCHES DEEP END MAN SIXTEEN CENTS DYING WON'T BE HARD AT ALL ANGEL ON ITS WAY

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Acoustic Guitar Fundamentals DVD
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In this 2-hour DVD from bluegrass guitar veteran Tim Stafford you will learn the fundamental skills that will make you a better guitar player no matter what your current ability level. Tuning, Timing, Tone, Technique, and Taste are all essential skills that guitar players from beginners to professionals need to address on a regular basis. Tim's masterful presentation of these concepts and the practical, time tested methods he teaches you on this video will not only help you understand, improve and maintain these skills, but will advance your overall guitar skills considerably.

Tuning: Tim teaches you how to get your guitar in tune (and train yourself to do it by ear instead of relying on electronic devices). Timing: Tim teaches how to improve your timing by using a metronome, a drum machine, and playing along with records, and he discusses advanced timing issues such as syncopation and playing 'on top of the beat'. Tone: Tim teaches you how to improve your tone by adjusting your pick choice, your pick angle and attack and your right hand position. Technique: Tim teaches you left hand techniques ranging from simple hammers and slides to crosspicking and floating. Taste: Finally, Tim teaches you how to develop tasteful solos and song accompaniment. This is a 'must have' learning tool for all acoustic guitar players.

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What We Leave Behind:  A Songwriters' Collection: CD
  • What We Leave Behind:  A Songwriters' Collection: CD

What We Leave Behind: A Songwriters' Collection: CD

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A showcase for 14 songs written in the Bluegrass, Country and Americana styles by Tim Stafford and Bobby Starnes, featuring guest vocals from Trey Hensley, Tim Shelton, Beth Snapp and Keith Williams. 

Tim is the 2014 and 2017 IBMA Songwriter of the Year.  He and Bobby Starnes have known each other since they were kids growing up in Bloomingdale, outside Kinsgport, TN and have been writing songs together for over 30 years.  Their songs have been cut by Larry Sparks, Blue Highway, Claire Lynch, The Grascals, The Boxcars, Kenny and Amanda Smith, Brooke and Darin Aldridge, Grasstowne, Cumberland Gap Connection, David Grindstaff, Shannon Slaughter, Jeanette Williams, Jeff Parker, and many more.  "Wilkes County Clay," which appears on this record, was #1 on the Bluegrass Today National Top 20 Weekly Airplay chart twice in 2016 as recorded and performed by Blue Highway. SONGS:

SHOTGUN SAM HALLELUJAHLAND (FEATURING KEITH WILLIAMS) STEADY BETTY SOMEWHERE DOWN THE ROAD KEEP IT MERLE (FEATURING TREY HENSLEY) MY ROPIN' DAYS ARE DONE (FEATURING TIM SHELTON) A GAMBLER'S WHAT I AM DOC JACKSON LAST DAY IN PARADISE LIGHTHOUSE LOVER'S MASQUERADE (FEATURING BETH SNAPP) GONNA BUILD ME A BOAT WILKES COUNTY CLAY ALL IN WHAT WE LEAVE BEHIND

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