Singer/songwriter, multi instrumentalist Tim Kapeluck’s music is steeped in the traditions of bluegrass and Appalachian folk. His songs include stories of characters that live on the fringes, social commentary, heartbreak and redemption. The CD delivers everything from barn burning, roof raising country folk to an Everly Brothers inspired ballad and all are created with Tim’s keen ear for poetic and insightful language as well as music that takes his traditional influences into a new realm.
After coming back from a near death experience, Tim wrote the song “When Death Comes Knockin”, an irreverent take on his too close call and the futility of trying to make a deal with death. "Bisbee Beauty" was inspired by a visit to a post mining boom town in the high deserts of Arizonia. Songs “Catskill Wind” and “Behind the Shokan Dam” pay tribute to his Catskill Mountain home.
Tim partnered with producer Julie Last who has worked on projects with Rickie Lee Jones, Joni Mitchell and Shawn Colvin, to bring the songs to life. Playing on the album are some of Upstate New York’s finest acoustic musicians including Cindy Cashdollar on the dobro and lap steel. The result is an album infused with authenticity that can only come from a life that has lived a few.
Tim started playing fiddle and guitar as a teen, but his musical sensibilities started as a small child listening to the Wheeling, West Virginia radio show Barn Dance. After years of singing harmonies and playing folk and traditional music with family and friends, Tim took a happy detour into Scottish and Irish fiddle music and song. Tim took up the mandolin and had the good fortune to perform weekly with banjo legends Bill Keith and then Eric Weissberg. He currently plays every Thursday night in Woodstock, New York as part of local favorite, The Saturday Night Bluegrass Band.