Tim Farrell

Tim Farrell: Trailblazing Fingerstyle guitarist with the power to captivate, intrigue and inspire


“One of the new trailblazers …”
- John Schroeter, Founder of Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine


FX -2 (1)With so many guitarists trying to make their mark these days, it’s not easy being a “trailblazer.” Yet, that perfectly defines Tim Farrell.  His fingerstyle playing and original compositions display an elegant simplicity that celebrates the purity of the acoustic guitar. Tim is a rare kind of musician, with the ability to both entertain an audience and inspire future generations of players.

As a performer Tim has entertained audiences internationally. He maintains an active performing schedule, appearing in a variety of concert venues such as the Kimmel Center, Montreal Jazz Festival, Carnegie Center, Hard Rock Live, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Memphis Acoustic Guitar Festival, Healdsburg Guitar Festival, Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase and many more...

Tim has performed live on many radio programs as a featured artist including Echoes and Kid's Corner, both popular syndicated shows heard on hundreds of Public Radio stations nationwide.

As a solo artist, Tim has shared the stage with such notable artists as Les Paul, George Benson,Jean Luc Ponty, Rick Wakeman, Alex DeGrassi, Jake Shimabukuru, California Guitar Trio, John Sebastian and many more ... In addition to his solo performances Tim offers several different concert programs such as StringSongs, a trio which includes Bass Player Magazine's Player of the Year Michael Manring and Grammy Award winner Pat Robinson on keyboards.

Tim is teaching a new generation of musicians to develop a deeper knowledge, enjoyment, and appreciation of music. As a guest educator at various institutions and events, Tim conducts workshops, seminars, and residency activities. He can create customized residency programs as well as help to establish goals and objectives to fit the specific needs of a school or organization's curriculum.

Tim's activities as an educator have included programs for Islamorada Community Entertainment, South Florida Center For The Percussive Arts, U.S. Navy, Newport Guitar Festival, Montreal Guitar Show, Titusville Council on the Arts, The Midland Theater, Woodstock Invitational Luthier's Showcase, Memphis Guitar Festival, Artslink! and many more.

Tim is also a distinguished faculty member of The Conservatory in Doylestown, PA, where he provides private lessons and conducts interactive workshops in Fingerstyle Guitar, Arranging and Composition, and where he is the Artistic Director of the Stretched Strings Concert and Workshop Series.


What People Are Saying

“Uncommonly beautiful guitar playing in its delicacy and power.”

— Carla Van Dyk, radio personality