16-Jan-06 07:47 PM:
Sometime in 1992, when I worked as a staff engineer and chief technician at Ironwood, I assisted for the engineer Jay Follette recording a local Blues Band lead by John Hodgkin called "Out of the Blue." I did quite a few of the overdubs on that album and thus quite a few hours with Tim Sherman, the guitarist. I started hanging out with those guys and showing up to some of their live gigs, including a few at the legendary Owl Cafe in Ballard. Then, apparently, there was a death in Tim's family, and suddenly he had a budget to do his own CD! Well, He wanted me to engineer, and of course, I had no idea about any of this at the time.
All I knew is I had a project, and working with Tim and his buddies was tremendous fun. The CD was called "Them Trains, Them Bones, Them Western Blues" and it was one of the first times I really could co-produce as well as just press the buttons. In the Control Room it was mostly just Tim and I and Tim completely trusted me with all of the engineering stuff. I pretty much mic'ed everything for a clean and natural ambient jazz sort of sound.
One time, I remember quite clearly he wanted to precisely match a guitar sound from a stevie ray vaughn record. We'd A/B our sound with the CD of the record until he was satisfied. I had done a similar thing only once before, I had to match a piano sound to john lennon's "Imagine," delayed reverb and all. Those sorts of things always seem funny to me, but the musicians seem to think it's mad crazy.
Looks like he recently made it onto a compilation here.
In any case, the following are a few samples from that album from my old DAT master.
Tim Sherman - SRV - Ironwood Studios (March '03) |
16-Jan-06 07:10 PM:
This Song got played on the radio in the seattle area,
Here's the Playlist.
Tim(left) at Bumbershoot 2003 at the Seattle Center
tim sherman - austin to boston - Ironwood Studios |
Jet City Blues Blog Chronicle's of Tim Sherman |
20-Jul-08 01:54 PM:
I found many mentions of Tim in the "Jet City Blues" Blog. Here are some photos From the last year or so.
The Slackmasters at the Monterey Restaurant - Seattle 1983
Left to right: Tom Boyle, John Hodgkin, John Brimm, Nick Morrison, and Tim Sherman
Harmonica Playboy & the Midnight Movers have long been acclaimed as one of Western Washington's top blues bands, with the Harmonica Playboy, Mike Lynch, and his true blue, fat tone harp along with his encyclopedic list of blues tunes and the superb guitar of Tim Sherman.
Back row, left to right: Kirk Tuttle, Mark Dalton, Mike Lynch, and Alan Isaacson
Front row, left to right: Brian Kent, Patty Mey, Les Klinkingbeard, Steve Yonck, Chris Stevens, and Tim Sherman
Mark Dalton and Tim Sherman
Left to right: Mark Dufresne, Chris Stevens, Kirk Tuttle, and Tim Sherman
Mark Dufresne and Tim Sherman
Left to right: Dana Lupinacci, Mark Dufresne, and Tim Sherman
Kim Field and Tim Sherman
Harmonica Playboy & the Midnight Movers
Left to right: Steve Yonck, Kirk Tuttle, Mike Lynch, Tim Sherman, and Patty Mey (photo by Kim Field)
Left to right: Tom Boyle, Tim Sherman, Jim King, and Eric Moore. Photo by Les Hutchinson.
Stephanie , Mike Lynch, Jeff Herzog, Kurt Crandall, and Tim Sherman
Kurt Crandall & True Story - Left to right: Kurt Crandall, David Hudson, Tom Roesch, and Tim Sherman.
Kurt Crandall & True Story at the Blarney Stone Pub in downtown Seattle. Left to right: Kurt Crandall, Patty Mey, and Tim Sherman. That's David Hudson back there on the drums.
Kurt Crandall & True Story - left to right: Tim Sherman, Kurt Crandall, Patty Mey, and David Hudson
Kurt Crandall and Tim Sherman
Tim Sherman, Nick Vigarino, and NW Harvest rep