Sit back and enjoy as Tim takes you through some Bluegrass favorites. Thanks Tim White for being part of this very special Bluegrass month at Music Charts Magazine®
Tim White, Executive Coordinator of Song of the Mountains, is a well-known musician, recording artist, radio air personality, concert event promoter and music preservationist. He is native of Central Appalachia and a resident of Blountville, Tennessee.
Tim White was instrumental in the founding of the Appalachian Cultural Music Association (ACMA) a non-profit organization promoting the music and lifestyle of the southern Appalachian region. The ACMA operates the Mountain Music Museum and the Pickin’ Porch stage 626 State Street in Bristol, TN-VA which showcases the music and performers of our region.
In 1986 he painted the now famous 30 x 100 foot mural on State Street in Bristol, VA-TN paying tribute to the Bristol Sessions of 1927. The mural pictures the main players of these historic sessions including Jimmie Rodgers, the Carter Family and Ernest and Hattie Stoneman.
Tim also founded the Birthplace of Country Music Alliance in Bristol, TN-VA in 1994 which is now the BCM (Birthplace of Country Music) which is on the Virginia side of the city. The BCM now operates a 12.5 million dollar cultural center and museum paying tribute to the music of the Southern Appalachians.
In 2003, he helped take the music of the Birthplace of Country Music region to the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington D.C. where his band, the VW Boys performed along with other artists from this region. Tim and his band have also performed at the Kennedy Center.
In 2008 Tim performed on the Grand Ole Opry at both the Ryman Auditorium and the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, TN with Virginia’s native son, Jesse McReynolds and the Virginia Boys.
Mr. White has organized and promoted scores of music concerts, festivals and events. He chaired the 75th Anniversary Celebration of the famed “Bristol Sessions” and ten related concerts a 14-day period throughout the region.
Tim also hosts a weekly syndicated radio program which airs on over 60 stations across the eastern United States. www.thetimwhitebluegrassshow.com
Tim also hosts the award winning concert series “Song of the Mountains” which is aired across America on over 190 PBS outlets with a potential reach of 147 million viewers each year.
Recently he completed an 80 ft. mural in downtown Marion, Virginia depicting the musical heritage of the town and Smyth County, Virginia.
Mr. White’s relationships in the music and recording industry, his knowledge of bluegrass and old-time music, and his proven track record in event management and promotion are invaluable to our region. He takes this a step further as a visual artist and muralist. When not performing on stage Tim paints on canvas.