Tim and Chitty Australia tour!

We are excited to announce that Tim and Chitty will be performing four shows in Australia after Nahko and Medicine for the People’s April tour raps up.  Tickets are onsale now! Don’t miss this special opportunity to see a different side of these two men behind the Medicine.

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Tim and Chitty Tour!!!

After touring the world nonstop with Nahko and Medicine for the People, Tim and Justin are taking advantage of a break in the bands schedule to do a tour of there own. Justin (AKA Chitty Bang) not only plays drums in the band but has a voice that will melt you down and songs that will lift up. Tim not only plays violin but loops guitar, percussion, and vocals into a sound that has been described as a “world-folk hybrid, aimed at the heart the head and the feet” Their individual styles of R&B, World-folk and Conscience Rock will leave you dancing with a new sense of purpose. Don’t miss this special and rare opportunity to see a different side of these two men behind the medicine.unknown-5

VIDEO DEBUT: Tim Snider Trio – My Whole Heart (featuring Saeeda Wright)

We are excited to release a new live video that is one of three shot by Jon Meyer!  The track “My Whole Heart,” was performed and recorded at Camp Creek Records and features the incredible Saeeda Wright on vocals. Click HERE to view the video on the online magazine No Depression (The Roots Music Authority Since 1995)

Tim Snider: vocals and guitar
Saeeda Wright: vocals
Chris Lay: drums and vocals
Marquay Seamster: bass

Video directed by: Jon Meyer
Audio mixed by: Joe Hall and Tim Snider
Audio mastered By: Dana White

GUITAR WORLD’S ACOUSTIC NATION FEATURES THE SINGLE “WITH YOU”

Today we’re thrilled to share the premiere of Tim Snider and Caio Andreatta’s “With You.”

The track takes the best of Brazilian influences and meticulous songcraft to create an irresistable acoustic-based gem.

When Portland-based musician, Tim Snider headed to Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2012 he had no idea that he was about to meet his musical twin, Caio Andreatta.

From these two very diverse musicians, drawing on a musical history developed almost 7,000 miles apart, the album In Brazil was born.

“With You” spotlights the duo’s ability to seamlessly blend world, folk, jazz and pop styles.

”We as songwriters can often get caught up in writing about sadness and complex emotions,” Snider shares. “’With You’ is an unapologetically happy tribute to the one you’re with and how the right person can change your perspective.” Right on!

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First review of Tim & Caio’s – In Brazil (2015)

 

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MARCH 4, 2015BY S. VICTOR AARON

 

Tim & Caio – In Brazil (2015)

 

In Brazil is a record co-headlined by violinist/vocalist Tim Snider and guitarist Caio Andreatta, two musicians who came up from environs nearly 7,000 miles apart, but a pair who didn’t even meet before last winter. They don’t even speak each other’s language that well. Thus, this record is not just about entertaining its listeners — which it does a fine job of doing, by the way — but serves as another example of the power of music to bring together perfect strangers and turn them into brothers.

Portland, Oregon’s Snider had already been well-traveled by the time he made that fateful trip to Brazil; learning music from locales like Span, Cuba and the college classroom, the classically trained violinist also learned guitar and dove into styles ranging from flamenco, salsa and Afro-Cuban to classical, rock and jazz. Andreatta, like Snider, had been learning and playing music his entire life, and he presently leads a popular band in Brazil called Capela.

When Tim met Caio, the musical symmetry was so right, they went into a studio in Sao Paulo and knocked out some recordings. Snider then brought the tapes back to Oregon and supplemented them with local Portland talents Max Ribner (flugelhorn) and Saeeda Wright (vocals). The end product is an album that, yes, was conceived and mostly record ‘in Brazil,’ but the influences come from all over the world.

And though Tim and Caio are very good musicians, In Brazil isn’t a “guitar and violin” record any more than it’s some bossa nova record. It does often captures the festive spirit of Brazil without relying on the same ol’ Brazilian chord changes, casting aside American stereotypes of Brazilian music and opting for original, folk-based songs that reach back further than Jobim for inspiration, while staying fresh and consistently, appealingly catchy.

Engaging and snappy tunes such as “With You” and “Saudades” (with Andreatta on ukulele) with organic, worldly arrangements and Snider’s adept vocal delivery instantly draws comparisons to Jack Johnson, but the duo also bring a great wealth of musical acumen to the table. What’s more, Snider is experienced at songcraft, having picked up a thing or two gigging with Ben Harper, whether on his own or in collaboration with Andreatta. His flamenco and reggae schooling inform “Stand for Love” as much as Andreatta’s home country, while his partner’s rhythmically-rich acoustic guitar keeps the groove strong. The Brazilian jazz-pop of “Vivian” gets a lift from Ribner’s flugelhorn, Josemir Melo’s flute and a brief but breezy solo turn on piano by Tato Andreatta.

Wright’s powerful but controlled voice is featured on a trio of tunes, starting with a duet with Snider on a song she co-wrote with him (“Ever After”) but she really shines on the “Ventre,” a strings-sweetened ballad that benefits greatly from the heaping helping of soul she adds to it. Her wordless vocals shares a lead ‘voice’ with Snider’s violin and Melo’s flute on “Rio,” which, situated right at the end of the album, is perhaps the most purely Brazilian track here.

The unlikely union of Tim Snider and Caio Andreatta resulted in music that defies geographical categorization a bit more than the album title suggests, but its appeal is undeniable no matter what part of the world you’re from. In Brazil goes on sale March 10, 2015.

 

http://somethingelsereviews.com/2015/03/04/tim-caio-in-brazil-2015/

 

TEDx University of Nevada 2015

 

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I just wanted to say a big thanks to TEDx University of Nevada 2015!  What a fantastic experience!  I met so many interesting people and heard so many powerful stories!  Here is a link to the video!

New single “With You”

IN BRAZIL

New Single “With You”

Download for free here

Hey guys, We just released our first single of the new CD “In Brazil.” If you didn’t get a special edition pre-release copy from our last tour, the official release date will be February 3rd, 2015. In the mean time… this one is for free! Enjoy!

 

Wish you all the best and much love,

Tim

“In Brazil” pre-release tour with Caio Andreatta

I’m excited to announce this special tour with Caio Andreatta.

Caio and I first met in São Paulo, Brazil where we became really good friends and decided to embark on a new project together. Our debut album, In Brazil, features a meeting of musical minds and upbringings from almost 7,000 miles apart. The bulk of the record was recorded in Brazil but also features very special American guests such as Saeeda Wright and Max Ribner. Caio traveled all the way from his motherland for a month long special pre-release tour of this new album. In Brazil will be officially released in São Paulo in 2015. Only 500 special edition pre-release CDs will be printed and available at these shows until the official release date. With that said, I don’t want you to miss this special occasion to get one of these CDs, so we hope to see you all in one of these shows.

We are also very honored to have Chris Lay touring with us on percussion!

Meet Caio Andreatta: 

São Paulo based musician Caio Andreatta was brought up by a very musical family. His father being an accomplished drummer gave Caio a custom made drum kit on his first birthday. From then on, he was unstoppable. Andreatta like me has dedicated his life to music.  When he was only 13 years old he put together his first band. His current group Capela, a sensation in Brazil, is known for their poetic lyrics and well-arranged songs. Andreatta and his band perform all over Brazil and were invited to play at the Brazilian Day in San Diego, CA, an over 60 thousand person event.

When in Brazil… 

When I was in Brazil  I played with Caio’s band Capela, here is a video if you want to check out:
Capela and Tim Snider – “With You”

This song “With You” is featured in our new album “In Brazil.”

Tour dates:

 

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RECORDING ON THE STAIRS

One of the songs in our new album was recorded on the stairs as you can see in this photo, the song is called “The Stairwell” (very creative name :P)

Chris Lay’s floating bass drum hybrid percussion kit

Chris spent some time renaming and reworking his kit to complement the Brazilian flavor of Tim & Caio’s new album.

The trio

We are going to spend a LOT of time together these upcoming weeks! Cheers to being around great and talented people!

Rehearsing for the Portland show

We spent 8 hours rehearsing for our first show of the tour at Vie de Boheme! Loads of talented special guests meeting there tonight, such as Saeeda Wright (in the photo), Max Ribner, Tim Ribner, and of course, Chris Lay on percussion!

Jet lagged Caio

After 26 hours of flying and a couple hours of sleep Caio rehearsed with me and the band for 8 hours straight!