Tim Sparks performs in the Radio Heartland studio

by Mike Pengra

Tim Sparks performs in the Radio Heartland studio.
Tim Sparks performs in the Radio Heartland studio. (MPR photo/Luke Taylor)
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    Jun 11, 2014

Local guitarist Tim Sparks wrote to me recently and said of his new recording: "I have to confess pride in this project."

He should feel proud.

Sparks's new album is titled, Chasin' The Boogie. It's a collection of originals and covers, all arranged carefully with melodies, counterpoint and boogie-woogie piano licks … on the acoustic guitar. The album was inspired by a trip back to his birthplace, North Carolina, where he was influenced by gospel and folk music.

Tim's CD release show is Wednesday night, June 18, at Icehouse in Minneapolis.

Songs Performed

"Chasin' The Boogie"
"Mr. Bojangles"
"I'll Fly Away"
All songs off Tim Sparks' 2014 album, Chasin' the Boogie, out on MaraHaley Music.

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    Guitarist Tim Sparks in the Radio Heartland studio. (MPR photo/Luke Taylor)
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    Tim Sparks performs in the Radio Heartland studio (MPR photo/Luke Taylor)
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    Tim Sparks performs in the Radio Heartland studio (MPR photo/Luke Taylor)
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    Tim Sparks performs in the Radio Heartland studio (MPR photo/Luke Taylor)
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