Tim Seabolt  & Carolina Storm
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Tim Seabolt & Carolina Storm @ Grass Stock 2009

Guysville, Ohio, USA

Guysville, Ohio, USA

Tim Seabolt & Carolina Storm @ World Wide Bluegrass interview

Lexington, Kentucky, USA

Lexington, Kentucky, USA

Tim Seabolt & Carolina Storm @ Alexander County Fair

Taylorsville, North Carolina, USA

Taylorsville, North Carolina, USA

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"Local country music fans will likely remember Tim Seabolt as one of the founding members of the Capital Region bluegrass group Skeeter Creek, who took home top honors in 2004's Colgate Country Shoot-Out. Well, Seabolt has relocated to North Carolina, and he's recently released his debut solo album, "Grandpa's Gibson." The collection of original tunes penned by Seabolt also features guest performances by Jim Van Cleve (of Mountain Heart), Ron Stewart (of Dan Tyminski's band), Josh Swift (of Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver) and Capital Region favorites Emily Smith and the Gibson Brothers' Eric and Leigh Gibson.


Greg Haymes, Staff Writer
Albany, NY Times Union
January 8, 2009

- Albany, NY Times Union

Tim Seabolt’s first CD, “Grandpa’s Gibson” is ready! Local bluegrass fans will remember singer-songwriter Tim from the bluegrass group SKEETER CREEK which he co-founded with ‘Big’ Joe Kuleiwicz, a group that had a great five-year growth run, played with the likes of Chris Cagle, Mark Wills & Ray Scott, and won the regional’s of the Colgate Country Shoot-Out in 2004.

Tim and family moved on down the line to Lincolnton, North Carolina where Tim has been working with fellow producers Rick Hayes and Ken DeLong on this first CD, a labor of loving tribute to his Grandfather, Mason Berry. It was Mr. Berry who originally bought ‘Grandpa’s” Gibson, paying for it on time at Woolworth’s in the family’s home town of Walton, West Virginia, in 1955. Grandfather Mason died in 1999 at the age of 92, and his well-aged, rich-toned Gibson came into Tim’s hands, so if Tim is a little pro-Gibson, it’s no surprise. I’ve had it in my own hands (when Tim was headin’ out for more beer) and it’s a honey of a player’s instrument. Tim has also formed his own bluegrass band, “Tim Seabolt & Carolina Storm,” and he hopes to introduce it to upstate bluegrass lovers next summer if some serious bookings can be arranged.

This great CD was released September 9th. The title song, Grandpa’s Gibson, tells the story of not just the guitar, but also of how much Tim’s grandfather influenced both his life and musical development. The words and music of all the songs are Tim’s, and while local Skeeter Creek fans will recognize some of them, they have never heard them so well articulated by the professional artists backing Tim up.

Being a person who enjoys seeing others succeed, Tim also brought Emily Smith all the way to Cincinnati where the recording was done so that she can also be heard on this album, an opportunity providing her with her widest audience to date. Guest artists include Jim Van Cleve of Mountain Heart, Rick Hayes of the Gibson Brothers, Ron Stewart (formerly with D.J. Crowe, now with Dan Tyminski), Josh Swift of Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Eric and Leigh Gibson and upstate New York’s own Emily Smith.

Locally, Grandpa’s Gibson is available for $15.00 from Ken DeLong, 115 Easterly Street, Gloversville and Pete Betz at 178 Noonan Road, Fort Johnson, 12070. National Distribution is through cdbaby.com. Fans can listen to snips at worldwidebluegrass.com, which also contains Tim’s profile and will feature a live interview Friday, December 12th at noon. Visit Tim’s website at www.myspace.com/timseabolt."

NECMA Newsnotes
Nov/Dec 2008
- Northeast CMA


2008 Grandpa's Gibson



Tim Seabolt moved to Upstate New York in 2002 from Nashville, North Carolina. He was co-founder of a bluegrass band called Skeeter Creek. The band performed with various country stars including Chris Cagle, Ray Scott, and Mark Wills. In 2005 Skeeter Creek was nominated for 4 awards by the Northeast Country Music Association: Bluegrass Band of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year, Instrumental Band of the Year, and the Sunrise award. They were regional winners of the 2004 Colgate Country Showdown (playing bluegrass), winners of the 2005 and 2006 Froggy 107.1 Country Shootout, and most recently named at the top of the 2006 and 2007 Metroland Magazine Readers Poll for Country Band of the Year.
Now after 5 years as the front man for Skeeter Creek, he has gone back to North Carolina to start another chapter in his career as a musician/songwriter with his new band, Carolina Storm. Born and bred in West-by-God-Virginia, Tim's roots run deep in Gospel and Bluegrass. Tim's family was very involved musically during his childhood, setting the stage for his love of traditional music.
Tim recently recorded his 1st solo project, "Grandpa's Gibson", at Hayes Productions in Batavia, Ohio. The CD, a collection of his original music, will be released on September 9! Guest artists include: Jim Van Cleve (Mountain Heart), Rick Hayes (Gibson Brothers), Ron Stewart (formerly with J.D. Crowe, now with Dan Tyminski), Josh Swift (Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver), Eric Gibson, Leigh Gibson, and Emily Smith.

Brett Setzer was born in Morganton, NC. Though he has been on stage since the age of 10, he began to focus on the banjo at the age of 20. He started playing with The Happy Valley Boys in 2003, which featured Johnny Styles, one of the mandolin players for Ralph and Carter Stanley. Johnny taught him a lot about traditional bluegrass and focused on the roots of the music. Brett has also been the banjo picker in several venues for Frank Buchanan, one of the famous Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Boys. Brett has played all over North Carolina, West Virginia, and Tennessee during his career. He has a reputation as an aggressive and fast banjo player, his style is full of unique and improvisational patterns and rolls. He credits his father for his love of the music. Steve Setzer got him started and taught him how to play the music from his heart. Brett is not only a musician, he is also a historian and improviser of the music.