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Tim first came to the DC area as a songwriter and performer in 2002.
His first album release, Disrepair, garnered favorable reviews from the likes of The
Washington Post and Paste Magazine. That momentum allowed him to establish himself
as a working musician in Washington, and in 2007, Washingtonian Magazine put Tim on
their list, "40 Under Forty - Young Washingtonians to Watch" for his musical
Tim became a recording enthusiast at a very early age, which eventually led to
freelance audio engineering work.
He started his traffic career in 2005, reporting and producing for XM Radio.
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Paul McCartney's concert at Nationals Park Friday marked his first
appearance in the District since 2010, and thousands of screaming fans were there
to greet him.
Monday - 07/15/2013, 07:52am EDT
In this week's Backstage, Tim Bracken highlights local music venues hosting free July Fourth parties, in addition to some cool concerts over the weekend.
Thursday - 07/04/2013, 04:43am EDT
This weekend holds many opportunities to see free live music at the Capital Fringe Festival Preview Party, a Backyard Barbecue concert and the New Orchestra of Washington.
Friday - 06/28/2013, 04:21am EDT
Music fans who don't make the trip to Delaware's Firefly Festival will find plenty of local options to enjoy this weekend.
Friday - 06/21/2013, 04:57am EDT
Thousands of jazz lovers will flock to the Merriweather Post Pavilion this weekend for Capital Jazz Fest.
Friday - 06/07/2013, 06:58am EDT
Guitarist and composer Ottmar Liebert helped to establish "new flamenco" music in the early '90s. Think flamenco guitar mixed with Latin, jazz, and even Middle Eastern influences.
Friday - 05/31/2013, 08:58am EDT
This weekend includes several musical tributes for Memorial Day, from country superstar Kenny Chesney to the National Symphony Orchestra.
Friday - 05/24/2013, 03:18am EDT
This weekend your music options include Beatles classics, 1980s music and a couple of legends who have been on the music scene more than 50 years.
Friday - 05/17/2013, 04:30am EDT
The D.C. area is host to numerous free concerts during the summer months. WTOP has a list of some of the weekend's best.
Friday - 05/10/2013, 06:36am EDT
Boxing legend Mike Tyson brings his one-man show to the stage in D.C. And Fox News pundit Bill O'Reilly joins comic Dennis Miller for their "Bolder and Fresher" tour.
Friday - 04/26/2013, 05:34am EDT
The Cherry Blossom Festival has officially ended, but there is
certainly no shortage of events happening in the D.C. region.
Friday - 04/19/2013, 04:02am EDT
After a three year break from performing, Fleetwood Mac is back on stage with a nationwide arena tour and new material.
Friday - 04/12/2013, 06:51am EDT
Concerts this summer at Merriweather Post
Pavilion will range from Great White to Alice Cooper to The Postal Service.
Friday - 04/05/2013, 06:41am EDT
This year's schedule is shaping up to be a big
hit for fans of modern country,
classic rock and even '80s alternative.
Friday - 03/29/2013, 05:17am EDT
A new app on the scene -- called ShowScoop --
do for concerts what Yelp does for restaurants,
bars and nightclubs.
Friday - 03/15/2013, 04:45am EDT
Bored with the no-show snow? Backstage's Tim
Bracken suggests a few concerts to brighten up
Friday - 03/08/2013, 09:24am EST
This month's top music events might bring back
memories and help make some new ones.
Friday - 03/01/2013, 06:48am EST
The three-day music festival's inaugural run was
a great success and this year's lineup is even
bigger than before.
Friday - 02/22/2013, 04:50am EST
Most music fans are content with going to their
favorite artists' concerts, but many dream of
being in the band.
Friday - 02/15/2013, 04:37am EST
Bandsintown app helps keep track of concerts in
the area so you never miss a show from your
Friday - 02/08/2013, 03:56am EST