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It's been quite some time since a guitar force the caliber of TIM BROOKS has come storming out of the South. More specifically, Tim hails from Macon, Georgia, the home of such legendary music scene greats as Little Richard, Lena Horne, Otis Redding & the Allman Brothers Band. Tim's awe-inspiring slide guitar work has earned him the recognition of many hopeful young Georgian guitarists. He received national exposure when he submitted a home studio version of his bottleneck tour-de-force, "Made form Scratch" as his entry in Guitar Player Magazine's 25th Anniversary Ultimate Guitar Competition. Winners of this contest were to be chosen in twelve categories of guitar styles with the entry judged best of those twelve named the grand prize winner. Tim's entry so floored the distinguished panel of judges that they not only chose him to win the slide guitar category, but they awarded him the grand prize also, out of thousands of worldwide entrants! The grand prize entitled Tim to be flown to San Francisco where he blew away the crowd in the Guitar player sponsored Ultimate Guitar Concert. That memorable night in September found Tim sharing the bill and the stage with the likes of Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, Steve Morse, John Lee Hooker, Ry Cooder, Adrian Belew, Harvey Mandel, and Greg Allman, with whom Tim sat in with on a rousing, show-stopping version of "One Way Out". Tim is no newcomer to the scene, having plied his trade for over thirty years now. He has garnered numerous honors over the years; his 45 R.P.M. release "Boating Down the Ocmulgee" was picked as a possible hit in Billboard Magazine in 1973. Tim and his brother Greg released their first CD titled " The Brothers Brooks" in 1994. He has sat in with various members of the Allman Brothers band and other Capricorn Recording bands during the 70's, and has opened shows for such high profile artists as Muddy Waters, Steve Morse, Roy Rogers, and Tinsley Ellis in the 80's and 90's. Yet Tim's many years of "paying his dues" have left him anything but a jaded, mellow veteran; he still projects a passion and fire in his playing that seems to be reserved for players who are years his junior. Tim is an enormous mountain of a man with a commanding presence. With his amazing guitar melodies & astonishing slide prowess, he is helping take rock 'n' roll and the blues into the new millennium.

             

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