Colorado songwriter, Tim Hanauer, has always been fascinated with music. He experimented with the piano, the drums, and the saxophone before picking up a guitar. “When I was 16, my little sister got a guitar for her birthday. I was extremely jealous. I played it until it broke,” Tim says. He finally received his own guitar when he graduated from high school. He wrote his first song that same day. “I took a year off after high school and did little but write and play guitar,” he says. Tim earned his bachelors Creative Writing at Colorado State University.
Tim recorded his first record, Boomerang, in March 2006. Since the independent release, Tim has earned back-to-back Folks Songwriter awards from the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival and an International Songwriting award. He has performed live on Denver's 9 News, at the Larimer County Fair, A Taste of Colorado, and at numerous colleges and venues in the region.
Boomerang has been named “Favorite acoustic-style CD of 2006,” by Rosalie Howarth, KFOG, San Francisco. While Tim has received airplay coast to coast on specialty shows like KFOG’s Acoustic Sunrise and Sunset and WTYD’s Playing in the Tide Pool, his biggest successes have been on the small screen. Tim is gaining international success through songs featured on CBS's The Ghost Whisperer and Harper’s Island, CW’s Joan of Arcadia, Lifetime’s Army Wives, ABC’s Lincoln Heights and Canadian Television’s Whistler.
Tim’s new record, Time for Change, dropped digitally on January 12, 2009. Since the release, Tim has had songs featured on the CW’s One Tree Hill and on CBS’s The Ghost Whisperer. Tim’s song, “Dream a better way” is the end title theme in the new motion picture, I Hate Valentine’s Day, starring Nia Vardalos and John Corbett.
Time for Change Sessons
Tim Hanauer - guitars, vocals
Mark Reigns - drums
Karl Alvarez - bass
Drew Torres - piano, keys
Scott Wheeler - french horn
Brent Thayer - trombone
Erica Graber - viola, violin, cello
2009 - TIME FOR CHANGE
2006 - DECEMBER DAYS - Single
2006 - BOOMERANG - Debut Release
2005 - The Mountain Homegrown Vol. 4 (Track 1)
Rosalie Howarth, KFOG
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"FAVORITE ACOUSTIC STYLE CD OF 2006!" Visit www. KFOG.com for streaming audio and the chance to..."FAVORITE ACOUSTIC STYLE CD OF 2006!"
Visit www. KFOG.com for streaming audio and the chance to hear Rosalie's show.
Amy Miller, Program Director, WTYD
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"We get TONS of music each week. Putting in an album not presented to me by a major label and findi..."We get TONS of music each week. Putting in an album not presented to me by a major label and finding a "diamond in the rough" is what makes my job fun.
Laura Kelley, 9 News, Producer, KUSA
“I haven’t taken the CD out of my player!”
Joseph Shipley, April 2006
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“In his new release, Boomerang, Hanauer gives listeners his take on life, love and letting go in the...“In his new release, Boomerang, Hanauer gives listeners his take on life, love and letting go in the uncertain, and sometimes harsh world in which we live. His refreshing observations reveal Hanauer’s mature, experienced outlook on the human situation. Hanauer’s touching intimacy and fiercely private lyrics are sure to strike a chord with anyone (and that is most likely everyone) who has been made a fool of by love.”
Monica Banks, March 2006
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Tim Hanauer’s Boomerang Makes up for lost time The great traditional singer/songwriter style live...Tim Hanauer’s Boomerang Makes up for lost time
The great traditional singer/songwriter style lives on in local music. Tim Hanauer combines the surfer-boy lullabies of Jack Johnson with a John Mayer folk-tinged feel. Hanauer didn’t start his
journey into the musical realm until he was 17, but he’s making up for a
“Yellow Raincoat” has already been featured on CBS’s “The Ghost Whisperer” and Denver’s own
KQMT, The Mountain, has placed Hanauer’s cover of “8 Days A Week” as the first track on
their Mountain Homegrown Volume IV release.
Paul Wozniak, KKPL
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"Tim makes no qualms about his potential for romanticism, the prevailing theme of his music. Musical..."Tim makes no qualms about his potential for romanticism, the prevailing theme of his music. Musical four thumbs up! The presentation sears to the artery. Tim Hanauer is a wonder version of mellow."
Joel D. Turner, Scene Magazine
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"It is a sound that is so enjoyably familiar, yet captivatingly unique; Tim should win over the hear..."It is a sound that is so enjoyably familiar, yet captivatingly unique; Tim should win over the hearts of all music lovers."
(Sample Set list)
1. This Is
3. Can't help thinkin'
4. Time for Change
5. Candy Heart
7. Yellow Raincoat
8. Sit by me
10. December Days
11. Skipping Stones
12. In Repair
13. Wonderful Life
14. Next to you
15. Stop you now, nothing can
16. Dream a better way
17. Set me free
1. Crazy Love--Van Morrison
2. Wonderful World--made famous by Louis Armstrong
3. 8 days a week--The Beatles
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