Owning his Studio in Nashville, TN since 1990, Tim Shean has been making Music all his life. Living in Woodstock, NY from 1964 through 1977, Tim was surrounded by Legendary Songwriters and Musicians. His High School band started in 1965 and he began recording in 1968. Growing up in Woodstock, thru the '60's and '70's, he was exposed to a very wide variety of musical styles of Legendary musicians and writers.The local writers were Happy and Artie Traum (Please check out http://artietraum.com/index.html), Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Tim Hardin, Eric Anderson, Jackie Lomax, Billy Batson and Holy Moses, The Band ("Garth Hudson used to give me albums as they came out"), Todd Rundgren, Leslie West. Local sax player, David Sanborn. Local Harp player, Paul Butterfield (Butterfield Blues Band, Better Days). Local bands were Orleans (Still The One, Spring Fever), The Full Tilt Boogie Band (Janis Joplin's band for the Pearl album), Full Moon (Buzz Feiten, Neil Larson), The Fabulous Rhinestones (Kal David, Harvey Brooks, Terry Grebb), Stuff (Richard Tee,Eric Gale, Steve Gadd). They're the ones who set the bar as to what it takes to be a Pro. Always sing and play your ass off, Always. Write your own tunes. If you play a cover song, make it your own version. Local jazz players were Warren Bernhart -piano, Michael Mainieri -vibes, Jack Dejonette -drums. Acoustic music; Happy and Artie Traum, Billy Faire, Loudon Wainright III, Folks from the Jim Kweskin Jug Band; Geoff and Maria Muldar, Bill Keith and Jim Rooney. Also Amos Garrett, Jim Weider, Cindy Cashdollar. Lots more. Not bad for a little Catskill Mountain town of only 3,500 people.
Tim also lived in Southern California and worked in studios there, honing his craft and getting his first Album Credits. He also was chosen to assist Steve Kempster to record the soundtracks for The Ice Capades, with a 48 piece Orchestra. Since moving to Nashville, in 1990, Tim has run The Herringbone Studio, Producing/Engineering over 40 independent albums of many styles, tons of Demo's, Spoken Word projects, Nature CD's etc.