Timber at the Saloon Saturday
Loggers won't be the only ones shouting "Timber" Saturday.
Greensboro pop-rocker J. Timber's in town.
Think soul shattering, chin-rocking, catchy vocals.
"I guess you could say it's like R&B soulful singing with a little rock and roll and pop sprinkled on top," Timber said.
With an overdose of synthesized instrumentals, J. Timber and his accompanying five-piece claims a "Top 40 feel" and have been together for more than two years.
Timber, who moved to North Carolina as a kid from the Bronx, N.Y., credits his new home state with carving his sound.
After all, if he had stayed in New York, "I would never have listened to Southern rock or country or bluegrass, and those are big influences," he said. "I'm just now starting to incorporate them into my music."
With Timber's understanding of rhythm, it's no wonder he started as a drummer.
"I've been playing drums since fifth grade," he said. "I always knew I'd be in music ever since I was little. It was just something I wanted to do. I finally got serious about it ... I was a drummer and a back-up singer, and I ended up outsinging the singer one night."
That's when he decided to take center stage. "And I've never looked back," he said.
Timber, who just finished shooting a music video, is also making a name for his sound in the corporate world. No hints, but he says to expect his sound in conjunction with a national light beer company.
In the meantime, he's rocking the Boone Saloon (489 W. King St.), Saturday, Sept. 18, with local hip hoppers BPL ( http://www.myspace.com/bpl6).
Check him out at http://www.myspace.com/jtimbermusic.