Tim Gearan and Sean Staples are two of my favorite artists in the Boston music scene. Hearing them rock out at Atwoods on a Friday night makes me feel so alive, but there is a softer side to both of these artists. Stripped down to just guitar, mandolin, and a long, deep play book, one can truly appreciate the beauty and feeling of their music in so many beautiful ways. This is truly my favorite side of each one of them. Bring them together and you have a rare opportunity to hear some of the best Boston has to offer.
"He's like an eclectic Little Feat, hitting on different genres from bluesy slide-guitar workouts, to New Orleans Swing, funky soul, country-jazz, and even a touch of Tex-Mex. Gearan has never been bound by formula -- and that's the key." - Steve Morse
Named "Residency King of the Hub" and said to be "just too talented to remain a local hero," by The Boston Globe; Tim Gearan, the Boston based singer-songwriter was awarded Boston Music Award's Best Ongoing Residency in 2012, (Atwood's Tavern on Friday nights) as well as the first Gibson Guitar sponsored Unsung Hero Award at the BMA's in 2004.
Known for his guttural voice, powerful song writing and masterful guitar playing, Tim Gearan was raised in New York, yet is lovingly claimed by the legendary Boston music community, where he has been playing music for over 20 years.
Gearan performed on Grammy nominated, American Blues artist, Susan Tedeschi's 1998 debut album, "Just Won't Burn," and has been regularly sought after by countless musicians for his uninhibited, soulful guitar playing, vocal harmonies and creative soaring abilities.
After 10 years of touring nationally and abroad as a sideman guitarist for Toni Lynn Washington, Gearan settled down in Somerville, Massachusetts and presently performs his own music with a remarkable band of Boston MVPs almost exclusively, occasionally stripping down his songs for his Tuesday Loop residency at Atwood's Tavern on select Tuesdays.
Sean Staples has been a member of the Tim Gearan band for 16 years. As a veteran of numerous local bands including Jabe, Session Americana, Todd Thibaud, The Benders and his own songwriting vehicle, The Resophonics, he's established himself over the last 20 years as a respected fixture on the local music scene and beyond. His songs have been covered and recorded by local and national acts and he's toured extensively around the United States and Europe.
Tim and Sean at Lizard Lounge in Cambridge, MA