BORN TO BE WILD
Destined to entertain, Tim Charron is back in town, to make musical magic
Tim Charron knew he was going to be onstage as a lead singer in a band since he was 10. "I went to my first concert and everything changed that day. The band, the stage, the electricity, excitement, music, lights ... it blew me away and I had to be part of it."
Originally from Warwick, where he played in well-known local bands, Tim eventually followed his musical muse down to Miami, where he toyed with careers in fitness (as a personal trainer to Eminem, Michael Stipe from REM, Brandy, Fred Durst from Limp Bizkit, etc.) and broadcasting, before relocating again, this time in Nashville, where he devoted his heart and soul in a city full of true-blue musicians.
"Moving to Nashville changed everything for me," he says. "The reason I moved was to be immersed in a place where people's lives revolved around a guitar and songs." It was also inspiring for Charron to perform with some of the greatest musicians in the world there. "Being in Nashville with these great musicians has given me inspiration and my drive increases from flame to inferno."
Since moving to Nashville, Tim has released three albums, all of which have managed to reveal a different dimension of his artistry. The latest, Unplugged, is Tim stripped down, acoustic, and emotional. His best material is reminiscent of names like Mellencamp and Jack Johnson, but don't be surprised if you get a bit of Kenny Chesney, Kid Rock, and Sublime for good measure. Charron's got a wide, colorful palette and an ear for great melody, which is what makes spending a night listening to him so utterly charming.
To support those albums, and his music life, Charron has also become a troubadour, zig-zagging across the country and back many times as well as through Germany and Central America. He has performed with multi-platinum selling country music legend Clint Black, Shooter Jennings, members of Brooks and Dunn.
He will be doing shows this summer with the likes of country newcomers Love and Theft as well as the legendary Crystal Gayle. Charron performs high energy, fun-filled, summer-themed concerts with his All-Star Band, reminiscent of a Kenny Chesney or Jimmy Buffett. You can also catch him at one of his intimate solo acoustic performances.
In fact, he's traveled so much over the last three or four years that he's been deemed the "Rock and Roll Gypsy," homeless in a satisfying sort of way. Everywhere he goes, there's a place to stay, and smiles waiting. "It's magical when you are onstage in front of a thousand people and they are singing your song back to you, and when you go to a city you have never been, and leave the next day with a thousand new friends!"
When he's not touring, Charron teaches songwriting workshops; and he does a nice job imparting his wisdom and experience to many eager upstarts.
You can hear it in his voice. You can notice it in the choice of songs he chooses to sing and you can hear it in his own material. You can also see it in his eyes. There is no place Tim Charron would rather be (OK, almost no place), than up on stage singing a song. He's a lifer, and loves it that way. You can see for yourself when Tim Charron and his band, the Ragged Impresarios, shows up in Charlestown to play for a hometown audience."
My fans are what drive my life," he says. "I am a full time touring artist because of them. Many of them help us, too, with everything from booking shows, to finding venues, designing banner, shirts and album art. They put us up in different cities. I literally could not do what I do without them."