Tim Church is a Southern Oregon-based guitarist offering virtuosity, versatility, and variety to local venues and audiences. His styles encompass all aspects of classical, jazz, American songbook, blues, popular, Spanish, and Brazilian, focusing on traditional/public domain songs and including original music.
Tim has been playing guitar for exactly fifty years. He began by playing rock, influenced by the Beatles and the blues of the time. After seeing Jose Feliciano and classical guitarists on TV a few years later, he changed directions, learning acoustic fingerstyle guitar.
"Guitar is expressive on so many levels and is very intimate," Tim says.
His performances are very accessible: in the Rogue Valley he currently performs at Standing Stone Brewery (solo guitar, Saturday evenings), Martino's (with the Paul Schmeling jazz ensemble on Monday nights), Gallerie Karon, and has played stints at the Jacksonville Inn, Rogue Valley Country Club, Chateaulin, Amuse, Quinz, Avalon, Primavera, and various wineries in the area.
Tim has played in local rock bands, blues bands, a western swing band, a Gypsy swing band, a Klezmer band, duos, trios, but mostly performs solo. He has been teaching guitar locally for over thirty years.
If you would like to book Tim, please call him at
541-488-2363 or use this link to email him.
Tim (left) at Martino's in Ashland, Oregon, with the Paul Schmeling Trio w/ Marriah Secrist
Please feel free to click on the links below to watch a YouTube video featuring Tim, and a few snippets of favorite songs and Tim's originals to sample his playing.
Clicking or double-clicking the following MP3 files should open up the music player on your computer. If that doesn't work, right-click and choose Open File or similar. You may also choose Download to save them to your computer and listen.
It Ain't Necessarily So
Jesu, Joy of Man'sDesiring
Manha de Carnival
Lucinda's Waltz (Tim Church original)
Alacrity (Tim Church original)
Skippy the Dog (Tim Church original)