Tim Charron is a country rock recording artist who grew up in our neighboring state of Rhode Island. He is currently embarking on a 2014 tour promoting his third album, "Chasing the Sun" which was recorded with country mega star, Jason Aldean's band.
Charron has shared the stage with many a familiar name in music. That list includes Bret Michaels, Chris Young, the Charlie Daniels Band, Clint Black, Randy Travis among others.
On September 13, 2014, Charron will be opening for Bret Michaels at Indian Ranch, 200 Gore Road in Webster. For tickets click here: http://m.ticketmaster.com/ticket/events.do?offset=10&articles=tmus&venue...
Examiner spoke with Charron about his music and what it's like to work with country music's hottest talent.
Examiner: You've recorded three albums to date, how has your music changed since that first album?
Charron: "My music has evolved a lot since the first record. I started in the rock zone and have been cruising more towards country music lately. I grew up on rock and roll, then discovered country music and just fell in love with the stories and songs. Being a songwriter is the greatest thing in the world to me and I write about things that I know about as well as being influenced by what I listen to . The past few years I have been listening to a lot of country rock : Eric Church, Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney That melds with my older influences like Aerosmith, Motley Crue, Springsteen, John Mellencamp."
Examiner: When you write a song, do you start with the words first or with music?
Charron: "I usually start with a title and write the music and melody at the same time . I find it flows better than if I try to fit words to a melody or vice versa."
Examiner: What's the inspiration behind your song?
Charron: "My songs are all based on things I live. Even the "story" songs about other people/characters have a little bit of me in them. Chasing the Sun : About a guy who breaks up with his girl and fly to the islands and stays Island Life : About a guy and girl that run away to the islands . Same as I did after selling my stuff, quitting my job and hitting the road. Three Sheets to the Wind : Inspired by a sailing trip on Christmas Day Livin The Dream : A rocker about working hard and celebrating life."
Examiner: Tell me something that you never told anyone else?
Charron: "Half the music on my ipod is in Spanish. I love Latin music!"
Examiner: You state that your music has a twist of lime, what does that mean?
Charron: "Well, my music is my lifestyle and my lifestyle is my music. I spend every winter in the islands, I am a professional beach bum, I love the tropical lifestyle … so it comes out in my songs . That is why I named the last record "Chasing The Sun" . I literally chase the sun every year. I am based in Nashville , tour the north during the summer, then tour the south during the winter."
Examiner: How does it feel to open up for people like Bret Michaels and so many others who you've been fortunate enough to share the stage with?
Charron: "It is a little surreal because a lot of these people were my heros growing up. The beautiful thing about it is I get to watch and learn from the best in the world."
Examiner: What have you learned from working with Michaels, Randy Travis and the Charlie Daniels Band?
Charron: "I learned from Randy Travis and Charlie Daniels the power of being personable with your fans. And Randy says "The key to a great career is great material. It is all about having great songs" Bret is a great example of branding yourself, leveraging the brand and the power of simply putting on a fun, entertaining, energetic rock and roll concert."
Examiner: Upcoming dates?
Charron: On August 27, 2014 I have a Free homecoming concert in North Kingstown Rhode Island at the Town Beach. Show starts at 7:00 p.m.
I'm opening for Bret Michaels again on September 13, 2014 at Indian Ranch in Webster Mass. at 1:00 p.m.
For more info: www.TimCharron.com