Tim Shelton turns to PledgeMusic

Tim SheltonLast fall, we reported on the new direction Tim Shelton is taking musically, separate from his work with NewFound Road. Now he is furthering this vision by raising funds to support a solo album.

Tim’s new sound is a step away from bluegrass, however it is still “bluegrass-friendly.” Focusing on more of an acoustic/adult contemporary style, this new approach features acoustic guitars, tasteful piano, and light percussion, but the star is Tim’s vocals – front and center. Shelton’s soulful singing had made him one of bluegrass’ premier vocalists for the past several years, and it’s exciting to see him branch out.

But don’t take my word for it. Tim is giving away a FREE track which gives listeners a taste of what can be anticipated on his new record.


Tim also took the time to share a few words about his new project.

The new album is being produced by Barry Bales, who is playing bass on it. Josh Miller is on it; Gabe Dixon is on piano and B3; Josh Hunt is on drums (he recently toured with Alison Krauss & Union Station); and Jason Hoard will be playing electric guitar. Brandon Bell is the engineer.

It’s a great band and by far the most fun I’ve had in the studio. It’s sort of country/sort of Americana-ish with new songs from Barry Bales and Chris Stapleton, Jedd Hughes, Tim Stafford, Shawn Lane, Tim O’Brien, and I’ve written one as well.

I’m really looking forward to getting out there and playing all of these songs live.

Sounds great! Go to www.pledgemusic.com to help Tim raise the funds, and by donating, you can receive all kinds of special goodies including t-shirts, signed set lists, posters, private concerts and more! Every donation of at least $10 will get you a download of the entire album when it is finished.

Here is the video appeal he created for this campaign.


Also, once the goal is reached, a portion of the total proceeds will be donated to Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest autism advocacy group. For more information, visit www.autismspeaks.org.

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Daniel Mullins

Daniel Mullins is an IBMA award-winning journalist and broadcaster from southwestern Ohio, with an American Studies degree from Cedarville University. He hosts the Walls of Time: Bluegrass Podcast and his daily radio program, The Daniel Mullins Midday Music Spectacular, on the Real Roots Radio network. He also serves as the station’s music director, programming country, bluegrass, and Americana music.