Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Island Dogs Featured Artist: Tim Charron

Tim Charron's entry into the entertainment field started as a teen in Warwick, R.I., singing, writing and performing in rock bands. His career continued as a pop rock artist in Miami and then to Nashville, Tenn., where he’s now based.

Tim spends his time touring the country, hence the moniker: Rock & Roll Gypsy. He has opened for country music's 10-time platinum selling artist Clint Black; Shooter Jennings, country music and Southern Rock singer/songwriter; performed with members of Brooks & Dunn, and on many a stage and at festivals from California to Tennessee.

“When I tour, I stay with local friends, fans or I camp and get immersed in the local culture: food, art, sports, people,” Charron told us.

Tim recently stayed at a hippie commune in Venice Beach, Calif., and on a houseboat in Key West, Fla. He’s an avid volleyball player and plays at beaches all over the country on his tours.  He also recently began surfing in California.

“Many times, I’ll write songs that reflect those places,” Charron said.

Like a lustful ballad inspired by a stormy day on Miami Beach ("Desire"), meeting a girl at the ocean's edge in Costa Rica ("Tequila Talk") and “Roadside Road”, an ode to life on the road, touring, and taking the road less traveled. His music reflects his working-class upbringing and his nomadic, jet set lifestyle, he said.

Tim's music and shows are heavily influenced by the likes of Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, John Mellencamp, Sheryl Crow, and Jack Johnson.

Tim Charron's last performance for March at Island Dogs is tomorrow night, March 24, at 6 p.m. Be there or be bitten.

To contact Charron for booking or to tell him how awesome his music is, shoot him an e-mail at or give him a call at 305-772-7870.

This post also appeared on The Rum Barrel Bar blog

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