Tim Montana is a unique talent, as evidenced by the swaggering southern rock and uncompromising country thrills that pulsate throughout his debut solo album ‘American Thread’, which is out now on Tim Montana / EMPIRE. Factor in his unrelenting hustle and magnetic charisma, and it’s evident why he’s held in high regard by the likes of ZZ Top’s Billy F. Gibbons, Dave Grohl and Kid Rock.
Now Montana announces details of his first European tour since the album release. The dates, listed below, include several headline shows, select festivals and gigs as support to The BossHoss:
14th – UK, Bristol, Thekla
15th – UK, Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
16th – UK, London, Lafayette
18th – UK, Kent, Ramblin’ Man Fair
Tim Montana (yes, it’s his real name) was raised in the wilds near Butte, Montana, where he grew up in a home without electricity. Eager to develop his passion for playing guitar, he moved to Los Angeles where the bright lights of the big city proved to be a culture shock.
His first big break arrived in a uniquely Tim Montana way. During a trip back home in 2008, he somehow found himself in the company of David Letterman who subsequently invited him to perform his song ‘Butte, America’ on the ‘Late Show’.
Eventually he ended up in Nashville, where he formed his band the Shrednecks and established himself as a thrilling live performer. He also made two key creative connections: co-writing two singles for Kid Rock’s ‘Sweet Southern Sugar’ album, and regularly writing, recording and performing with ZZ Top legend Billy F. Gibbons. In 2013, the hirsute rockers penned ‘This Beard Came Here To Party’, which became the theme song of the Boston Red Sox as they fought to a World Series championship.
As a passionate advocate for the U.S. military, a foodie, a marksman and an adrenaline junkie, Montana is a multi-faceted character yet music remains his core calling. The ‘American Thread’ album features collaborations with Kid Rock who features on ‘Cowboys On The Run’, and Billy F. Gibbons who co-wrote ‘Turnaround Town’.