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Timothy Riordan

Somerville, Massachusetts, United States

Somerville, Massachusetts, United States
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Pick Me Up, 2004
Peter Let Me IN, 2009



Timmy Riordan is "the hidden gem" of the Somerville/Cambridge music scene. He's been performing and writing for several years, but is now beginning to receive the recognition he deserves.

A two-time winner of Cambridge's Lizard Lounge Open Mike Challenge, Timmy released his first EP "Pick Me Up" in 2004 with the instrumental contributions of such local heroes as David "Goody" Goodrich and Sean Staples.

Riordan is a songwriter's songwriter--someone who not only eats and breathes music on a daily basis, but is fascinated and inspired by philosophy and art. In February 2009, Riordan took on the formidable task of writing a song everyday--eight of which appear on his newest CD Peter Let Me In, a woderfully eloquent, bedroom-recorded CD. This hand crafted CD features an original cover for every CD drawn in Sharpie by Riordan himself. The song is carefully crafted, drawing on influences that range from the Shins to Gillian Welch.

This limited edition CD is helping him to raise money for his next studio produced album to be released in 2010. He also plans to once again write a song a day in February 2010. To add a new twist, this year he has asked 28 songwriters to pace him through the month by each writing a song for one day in Ferbuary themselves.

Words of Kindness for Timothy and his Music.

"Timmy Riordan is at once clever, disarming, and thoughtful, bringing such care to his songs that you might forget his guitar is made of wood and not heart."

-Ellis, songwriter-performer

“I love the sensual images… with the vivid narrative details. The lyrics are very fresh and incredibly descriptive.”

-Barbara Cloyd, open mic host at Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe

"Each song is a story that leaves you with the feeling that you just experience a snapshot of someone else's life."

-Tom Bianchi, host of Lizard Lounge Open Mic Challenge