Tunes & Ballads: CD PREORDER
  • Tunes & Ballads: CD PREORDER

Tunes & Ballads: CD PREORDER

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AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW!! FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING PLUS A FREE COPY OF "ENDLESS LINE"... 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.

A special PRE-ORDER of TUNES & BALLADS is available now at https://www.timstaffordguitar.com/tunes-ballads-preorders. Pre-orders will SHIP FREE on or around Dec. 16 in time for Christmas and receive a free copy of Tim’s critically-acclaimed first solo record, Endless Line (2004).

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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

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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

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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.

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