Tim Hildebrandt
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Tim Hildebrandt

Rochester, Minnesota, United States | Established. Jan 01, 1983 | SELF

Rochester, Minnesota, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 1983
Solo Americana Singer/Songwriter

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Tim Hildebrandt has been performing and recording music throughout his life; but, he is first and foremost, a songwriter.
Born in Woodstock, NY, Tim grew up in a military family and traveled the world until settling into North Carolina for high school and college. Although Elvis Presley, the Everly Brothers, and the Beatles were his earliest influences, Tim's songwriting reflects the breadth of his musical career from soul to country rock.
He paid for his college classes at ECU, in Greenville N.C. playing in a band called "The Wreck of the Old 97" with Willie Lowery (later of Lumbee). The "Wreck" worked for a time as the house band in a Southern Soul club behind acts like the Dixie Cups and Major Lance.
In the '70's, he toured with his band, Heartwood, playing their own brand of country rock; promoting their albums "Wants and Needs" and "Nothin Fancy", produced by Paul Hornsby. They shared the stage with Delbert McClinton, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Vassar Clements, Earl Scruggs, and Jerry Jeff Walker.
When the band disbanded, Tim focused more on writing. After winning an "Emerging Artist" grant for songwriting, he moved to Nashville. There he met music producer and publisher Jerry Capehart ("Summertime Blues", "Turn Around Look at Me"). Jerry became Tim's publisher and friend and the two worked together until Jerry's death in 1998.
As a testament to his songwriting versatility, one of Tim's works, "My Old Summertime" was chosen by the Disney Channel for its TV show, "Even Stevens". Another of his songs "South of the Border" is popular with "Shag" music fans at beaches in the Southeast and airs every summer on beach radio stations.
Today, Tim describes himself as a songwriter who is a story teller. His songs meld his past musical experience with lyrics that chronicle our shared stories. Listeners find his music compelling, yet accessible.
In 2011, he released the CD, "Hombres" followed in 2012 with an EP, "6 of 1". Both are available on Itunes and CD Baby.
Tim has spent the last few months in the studio working on his new CD, "Loco Love",  released this fall.