All Tickets: $35
Part of the HT Hometown Sound Music Series
Saturday, September 21, 2024 at 7:30 pm
Hendersonville Theatre welcomes Leon Timbo & the Family Band as September’s intimate HT’s Hometown Sound Music Series concert! For country-soul singer-songwriter Leon Timbo, music is used as a form of growth and healing. Timbo’s country sound incorporates equal measures of vintage soul, gospel, folk, R&B, and even modern blues making for a unique experience that some have described as “transparent soul.”
Some write music as a creative release. Others feel compelled to perform. For country-soul singer-songwriter Leon Timbo, music is used as a form of growth and healing. The son of parents who are both church pastors, Timbo was raised in Jacksonville, Florida. He began pursuing music seriously at 16 and by age twenty, he began playing the guitar and performing in clubs, inspired by artists Bill Withers, James Taylor, and Tim Miner. He was discover by R&B superstar Tyrese Gibson, who asked the budding musician to open for him at the Dallas House of Blues. Tyrese introduced Timbo to GRAMMY-winning vocalist and producer Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, who signed Timbo to a record deal and took him on the road, cementing Timbo’s rapidly expanding career as one of the major young artists reclaiming American roots music’s association with the Black experience in the 21st century.
After years of spreading his Gospel roots, Timbo set his eyes on Country and Americana territory with his 2021 release, Lovers and Fools. The album explored themes of love, loss, and letting go. Timbo released the follow-up, Lovers and Fools Vol 2, in June 2022. He also released a Christmas album, Carols of Love and Healing, in 2022.
Timbo is currently on the road supporting his new music and has just finished touring with two-time Grammy Award®–winning bassist, Marcus Miller, during his residency with Blue Note New York. Timbo will continue touring with Miller along with The Black Opry as well as playing festivals, including American Roots Festival and Newport Folk Festival, throughout the summer.
You can learn more about Leon Timbo & The Family Band at leontimbolove.com.