Tim Fast

Tim Fast

 Elk River, Minnesota, USA
BandFolkSinger/Songwriter

I am a singer songwriter you will find hard to be labeled by a single genre. I do folk,americana,blues,singer songwriter stuff. I play harmonica and guitar at the same time better than most anyone. I play guitar in fingerstyle and flat picking. I've been called "John Denver meets Jim Croce".

Biography

Minnesota native Tim Fast knew in third grade that he
wanted to be a performer after he and three other
buddies mimicked the words and music to the Beatles'
song "Nowhere Man" for show-and -tell. For 20 years
he put together bands and played shows from the
Midwest to California until he decided to go it alone. A
Folk/Americana singer-songwriter, Fast has performed
on live radio shows, been featured on cable television,
and has been nominated for and received, many
awards for his skillful songwriting. In 2003, he
released his self-titled debut CD and in 2007, his
second CD, Starlite Drive-in. He's currently working on
his third album, to be released sometime this year.

Lyrics

My Will

Written By: Tim Fast

My Will

Would you play this song over my ashes
Celebrate my life don’t let any tears spill
I might be gone but I had myself a good life
Spread me over the ocean this would be my will

Don’t want to live on no respirator
You know I wouldn’t like that that’s just no way to live
And don’t be sad you’d be doing me a favor
Just let me go promise you will do this for me.

-Break-

Give my guitar to someone who will love her
Just play me a song every now and then
I loved you all who are standing in this chapel
Wish I could be there to sing you one more song again

Would you play this song over my ashes
Celebrate my life don’t let any tears spill
I might be gone but I had myself a good life
Just spread me over the ocean this would be my will
And I will sign it on the bottom line this would be my will

Mike and Ellen's Place

Written By: Tim Fast

Mike and Ellen’s Place

On the cusp of the Blue Ridge Mountain
Anchored on a hill in Carolina clay
Ten acres surrounds their sweet cabin
Where they’re still letting nature have its way


Inside their home inside yourself you can feel it
Comfort and warmth like you could never feel alone
It took many logs to build that cabin
But a family’s love made it a home

Chorus:
You’re guaranteed to always feel special
You’ll not be just another face
When you walk through the crooked door
At Mike and Ellen’s place

Well Mike he is her lover
And Ellen has always been his rock
You can look but you will not find two stronger
When ever trouble times have knocked





Make a livin’ by what we’re givin’
But we make a life by what we give

Lots of art lots of love endless conversation
Good cup of coffee and always good advice
And you’ll see their pictures in the dictionary
When you look in your Webster under nice

Mike and Ellen’s place

Great Hinckley Fire

Written By: Tim Fast

Hinckley 1894

There was a storm brewing south of town that day
Gale winds blew across Midwest plains
Heard the sound smelled the air as it drew near
But this storm wouldn’t bring us rain

From Maine to Minnesota great white pines fell
When shanty boys and lumberjacks cleared this land
For years the brush would lay like match sticks and then no rain
Just a spark and we were in Gods hands

Chorus:

There was a red sky that morning
But no one would heed the warning
No shadows in the morn from that fire storm
In Hinckley 1894

Bridge:

Hovered in their cellars praying it would pass them by
Not knowing that their lives they would give
Others ran for dried up rivers and streams
To find water deep enough to live

Pocket watches rings and coins laid amongst they ash
From who couldn’t find the water or catch the train
And only ambers glowed where our homes stood in a row
The lucky ones were left with all the pain

Many years have passed we lay here in a mass
In four trenches marked as casualties
And a monument of stone points to the sky all alone
So that we may live in history’s memory

Chorus:
There was a red sky that morning
But no one would heed the warning
No shadows in the morn from that fire storm
In Hinckley 1894
In Hinckley 1894

Discography

1.Tim Fast-Debut CD
2.Starlite Drive-in
3.New Release not titled yet

Set List

I usually do two sets of original music. I sometimes cover John Prine,Neil Young,John Gorka,Cliff Eberhardt,Beatles