Andy Timmons has released his eighth studio solo album titled ELECTRIC TRUTH today via his personal imprint Timstone Music. On April 15, he’ll stage a live performance from his hometown venue in McKinney, TX The Guitar Sanctuary. Doors open at 7PM Central, with a performance to follow at 8PM Central. For tickets to the live event, access to the livestream, and bundles available visit: www.tinyurl.com/56f9b7cp. On April 2, Timmons will stage to Livestream events, where he’ll play the entire album live to track, telling stories within the broader program that focuses on the writing/recording process. He plans on potentially integrating additional selections from his broad catalog of songs. Access to those events lives here: www.tinyurl.com/yx9tmdh7 (CD Release Concert) and here: www.tinyurl.com/yck7a6vv (Encore Performance).
To mark the release date, Timmons has presented a playthrough video for “When Words Fail…” which can be screened here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oWVxHde4Lw. He offers, “I love that instrumental music isn’t bound by the written word or spoken language. I’ve always felt it can go much deeper in terms of emotional expression. The listener is free to interpret and attach whatever meaning they need at that time. “When Words Fail…” embodies that feeling.”
Prior, Timmons presented “EWF,” a track he shared “epitomizes the record for me: A great band playing live in the studio – raw, funky, edgy…real. Very much inspired by the great guitarist Al McKay of Earth, Wind, and Fire.” To screen a playthrough performance of the composition, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUA8VMlwAM4.
Reflecting on his connection to the instrument, Timmons shares, “Music and specifically the electric guitar has always been my solace and my foundation: something that I can always count on in good times and especially in bad. Something I can trust. In a world of so much misinformation and deceit I find music and playing music more important now than ever before. Electric Truth.”
He continues, “When my friend (producer and guitarist extraordinaire) Josh Smith invited me to his studio to record, I jumped at the chance. I was looking to do a record outside of my usual band just to change things up a bit. I was a fan of Josh’s playing, and really loved the bands he puts together so we decided I would just come out to L.A. as the “artist,” and he would produce and put the studio band together. We co-wrote a few things, and I wrote a few ballads as well. I’d say overall the record has a funky/earthy feel to it with plenty of melody. And it certainly rocks as well.”
Joining Timmons in the studio were drummer Lemar Carter (Joss Stone, Raphael Saadiq), bassist Travis Carlton (Larry Carlton, Robben Ford), and keyboardist Deron Johnson (Miles Davis, Stanley Clarke, Seal). Corry Pertile laid down vocals on a couple of tracks, while Smith performed on “Johnnie T”.
Read our interview with Andy here