Last year, my #1 album of the year was by a fella named Tim Brantley. I was introduced to him about two years ago by my friend Gail, who knows my musical tastes almost as well as I know them myself. As a writer, Tim is the closest thing to Bruce Springsteen that I know. A story-teller who very realistically talks about life, love, heartbreak, growing up…I could go on and on, but the fact of the matter is, I’m completely biased when I talk about Tim. On top of being an amazing musician, he’s just a giant goofball, and I find it impossible not to adore him.
Got to see Tim twice this weeks, on his mini-tour with Tyrone Wells. I swear to you, I just grin through his whole show. His music just makes my heart happy. I shot this video of him singing my favorite of his songs, “Working Man,” last night at their gig at Winthrop University, a small college about 20 minutes from my place. Cozy little coffee shop atmosphere makes for excellent video; hope you enjoy it as much as I do.