Out of Tim Kerr’s prolific musical career he is probably best best known for the punk band The Big Boys formed in 1978 with Chris Gates and Randy “Biscuit” Turner. Although the band only lasted 6 years they were applauded by many for being one of the most influential bands on the Texas Punk scene mixing funk, soul and rock into their frenetic live performances. The bands on Tim’s lengthy roster include Poison 13, the funk of Bad Mutha Goose & the Brothers Grimm, The Monkeywrench, Jack O’Fire, Lord High Fixers…and more. One thing that many people mention about Tim is his love of community and how his DIY self-expression has influenced many others.
His latest project ‘Up Around The Sun’ is an altogether different and more mellow offering that sits nicely alongside his other loves: painting, surfing and skateboarding. We really like the sound of the album for which he has teamed up with clawhammer banjo player Jerry Hagins. When asked to describe the sound Tim said
“Take old time tunes played on a banjo, claw hammer style…. add an open tuned guitar… playing a loose Irish style ….. sprinkle in some harmonica and fiddle , and you get Up Around The Sun….”
Check the opening track below:
As mentioned above Tim also paints signing his work off as “Your Name Here”. Last year he was lucky enough to combine paint and skateboarding on a project with Stereo Skateboards for which this little film was made.
We’ll be adding tracks to our playlist from the new album this week.
Up Around the Sun is released on Monofonus Press