About Tim Weed
"Tim can play everything from hardcore bluegrass to Bach," said David Grisman. "He's the Ali Akbar Khan of the banjo."
Tim Weed was a 16-year-old surfer in Southern California when he broke out as a banjo-playing prodigy and catapulted into his lifelong courtship with the banjo. He honed his playing alongside Grammy-winning artists Stuart Duncan and Alison Brown. His music has developed into an eclectic blend of bluegrass, roots and world music with stunning harmony vocals, drawing influences from India, Tibet, Africa and South America.
Weed has appeared on National Public Radio as a featured artist on Bob Boilen's All Songs Considered, and he has played for the Dalai Lama. A veteran multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter, he has produced over 100 albums, and inspired Phil Ramone to call him "an incredible singer."
Peter Rowan said, "Tim's multifaceted playing brings unusual influences together, from old-time flamenco with Eastern spices. It's a tasty blend!"
In addition to his own performing and touring, Weed is the artistic director of Sound Orchard, a nonprofit musical arts organization.