Outlaw Son

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Folk - Rock | Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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Introduction:

These are a few Short bios I've written in my lifetime, mostly at different points in my music career.

Most of you might have taken notice - some slight changes in how I'm writing lately, darker and more in depth to all the anger that's sown itself inside me. Some people have called it prudence, I call it true to my roots. There's a balance between the world of late and hate here though. The trick is finding what makes the chemistry right, right enough for the imbalance of perfection in our own imperfections. I was born to break all the rules the ones before me have made. These radio sluts have meandered far too long and driven me to this insanity that I now see myself in. Most songwriters don't share this idea with me. They will try and scapegoat me out amongst the herd to get slaughtered as such. There's only a very few out here where I am doing what it takes to change the scene. Egos are mostly tone deaf to the words portayed by what we all see in art, which is why I've always maintained that I am The Invisible Man (My acronym). You'll hear, but you won't see? Is it because of my lack of responsibility? Because having worn this crown of thorn for many years, slavering over a desk, playing publicly to no perception of sight, you've all created this monster. Nobody will take the blame - so here I am, your snake in the grass out with your blades, out with your white suits, out with your torches to scorch on my flesh. Don't feel bad for killing me though, because I've already a thousand of me slithering freely about. Minions of me waiting in the darkness you've created. It's the industry that drove us to drive the venom through to their hearts over a thousand years ago, enlightening kings and queens to the sound of music, lucking on our strings to the melody of their fellowship. It's no wonder most of us resorted to witchery because those who were burned by the flame are our martyrs for today. Like Christ to a Christian, it has enabled us to misuse the power of abuse through mass production and what's considered "fashionably acceptable". Perhaps if my stage clothes weren't so tattered & torn and my songs were more gleeful they would have seen me closer. I was born to break rules and change minds so people would hear rather than see. And your time for redemption for is now- so act away, try - I beg you all to try to force me away from this dream because you will learn in due time, sweet revenge is mine upon the sheep that have created this monster. This monster *is* Outlaw Son.
2010 by Timothy S. Epperhart

There are a lot of things that I'm interested in beyond being a musician, a poet or even a crazy person. Sometimes I might spout rhetoric just to see if you'll feed into it. I do that to my folks in real life too. To be honest I would like to post every song I've written with pictures and complete lyrics as I have worked on songwriting these past 10 + years. That work be a definite plus for my fans who have followed my music career. With life and music comes change. I keep an open mind to the world around me usually. I'm by no means so stuck on myself I can't or won't listen to other styles of music. My favorite format and style is probably "Acoustic Rock" - independently driven of course. Independent makes it possible to bloom into something much more than just a has-been on FM radio.

I know it might seem a little overwhelming for most folks who get online to search for a song they may like to find a 29 year old man with almost 250 songs available for download. Some people may even be discouraged when they see my list of songs to even listen to one. Then again, some people have told me "Yeah you hear one you hear them all" - and I can completely understand this as I am always going to be me regardless. Anyways so yeah - I've been recording and writing songs for a long time now. That's not to say I actually draw a crowd or whatever when I play out. I really don't. In fact, I hardly ever let the public know that I play out when I do. I've always been this way. I see myself as a recording artist before a performer, performance wise I get all fucked up when I go out in public, I get to drinking. I forget the words to my own songs, because I have so many. It used to be like I could go out and feel good about playing my 5 favorite songs. Now it's like I get on stage and I'm thinking about what I'm going to play and end up just jamming some shit on drop d.

There used to be places that I'd love to play who used to actually pay me 100.00 a night to get onstage for a couple hours and just go nuts. I fucking loved playing that bar because they never bullshitted me on my money at the end of the night. The regulars liked me because I used to go in every other day to get drunk, play some pool and hang out, but of course this was back when I was single. Don't get me wrong, I love my fiancee and we usually have a wonderful time, but I never get to get out and play my songs. Even if I did - I'm usually stuck on what I want to play over what I need to I guess.

I was playing in a band for a minute here, I learned their songs in like 2 days. It was kind of fun. Their setup was alright I guess. They didn't want to keep me though, because I can't stand which is fine - because I do have a bad knee. I suppose it doesn't matter all the same because they had another electric guitarist who was willing to take the position as rhythm guitarist. It bothered me at first but really I have always felt more comfortable in my own skin, as opposed to working with others. My music career may not have been so solitary so far as my solo work is concerned, but I guess that would make me selfish in respect to my musicianship. It doesn't mean that I don't like working with other musicians, it just means I haven't done it as much.

For the love of it all - there's a place for everyone some place. I leave to be left alone to fill the void of the endless work of the solo musician. I know I've written a lot of music, some songs better than my others. Really for what it's worth I wouldn't take any of it back if I could. Every single chord and note I've shared with all you over the past 10 years had been a learning experience. I believe that every person has something to say, just like every star has a shine - the life inside all of us has something unique, something that draws someone in. I've received hundreds of thousands total plays on the worldwide web. The significance may come into question in my later years perhaps, but I've never forgot where I was rooted.

My story started in 1989. I was 8 years old when I got my first guitar. I've seen at least 6 of my songs hold number 1 positions on charts online. I've won contests. My "The Battle of Angband" video on youtube.com has over 80k viewers. To make a long story even longer, I've got a resume in Acoustic Folk that might impress you.

In the early 2000's I wrote "The Invisible Man" for and released it to CDbaby- as an idea for the acronym for my name. Before I did so, I posted a few pre-recordings to garageband.com under the alias The Invisible Man. When I was recording my self-titled album I wanted to also give my "fan base" an understanding of why I chose "The Invisible Man"- maybe it's because you cannot see what isn't in your sight. People only hear what's on the radio. I feel like that was the perfect personification of that same concept.

For me, having lived the life of an "Underground travelling musician" most of my natural life, back in 2000-2004 I've always dreamed of what it would be to live my life on the edge and travel different places and actually be seen as opposed to not. Perhaps - it's not being seen it's being heard and understood, & most folks will hear you but won't really listen. I believe that's why The Invisible Man actually went crazy in all the original 1940's movie, the movie the old lady downstairs from the pub just wouldn't leave him alone and when it came for them to keep on keeping on he blew the fuck up at them. I always found it sad that in the end of that movie the cops and towns people surrounded him (The Invisible Man) when it was them who created the monster.

That's why I identify with Outlaws of old westerns, the ones who stole from the rich and gave back to the poor. I've always believe I was born of this, which is why I am the Son of the Outlaws that birthed this idea into existence. In the mid 2005-2006 era I was living in mid-Missouri doing shows with Bartholomew Bean, Shannon Morris, Cory Scott and many more very talented musicians. Around this time I was in my early twenties. I played out at least on once a week. In 2006 I moved back to Florida and went through a divorce. I was in a horrible condition, on anti-psychotics, Geodon etc.

I finally found myself later that year and wrote songs here and there. Later in 2006 I moved to New York to further pursue my career in songwriting. I moved back to Jacksonville, FL - then back to Mid-Missouri to reconnect and back to Jacksonville, FL again. I wrote a lot in this time, especially in 2007. In 2008 and 2009 I dropped my guitar to D a lot and wrote more pissed off music over all the sad E standard stuff I had been playing years before. I hated the Jacksonville music scene and still do. It's saturated with greedy coke-head club owners who only give a fuck if you're either a) a trendy rock band or b) signed and bring in masses.




For the past two years or so I've been writing a lot of songs - travelling or what not. The one thing about being a solo-artist/songwriter is you have got to be open to everything around you, at least in my opinion anyway. A lot of the songs I write have some kind of story to tell, or some underlying meaning under the words, other times it's rhetoric. Looking back through the years I've devoted my whole life to writing. When I broke my wrist back in '02 it nearly killed me to think I might not be able to play the guitar like I wanted to - but I managed to rehabilitate my wrist and re-teach myself. There's so much love in what I've done as a songwriter, I can only pray that the messages I've made stands the test of time. Somehow I don't think that any of this hard work has paid off though, it's hard not to have such a grim face while everyone else around you has already seen success come and go. For once I'd like to see some form of success with my songs - some sort of recognition. The reason why my first album was entitled "The Invisible Man" is because I believe that as songwriters, we're all pretty much invisible to everyone until we've proven ourselves. So the idea applies to anyone who has ever done something so long without being recognized. Anyway - that's it for now, much thanks to those of you who've read this far.

I am the Musician known as "Outlaw Son" Guitarist Songwriter Timothy S. Epperhart. .... My goal in my life with my music is that someone, anyone- will hear and understand and maybe even be inspired from one of the many songs that I have written over the years. I've written a lot of really good songs, but I've recorded some pretty bad ones as well. I'm not perfect but I've learned a lot from my mistakes through the years, not just in music but with life. I was born in Jacksonville, FL in 1981 and got my first guitar "Omar" in 1989 - that I named after my Great Grandfather Omar Epperhart. I only met him a handful of times early in my childhood, but he had a hearing aid that make a distinctive ringing noise. Other than that, I didn't much know him all that well. Back in those days there was a whole lot of travelling going on with my family, going here and there. This year, 2009 makes it 20 years that I've had my guitar and I have been everywhere in my life with it. The industry in and of itself is composed of different levels of notoriety. The big stars we hear on the radio and see on the TV may in fact be influenced by what's happening underground for the mere fact they used to be the small guys, too. For me to believe this as a big city small time folk singer is pretty hard, but I believe it to be true no matter who you are: it all starts with a dream! Those of us who have been here (in the underground) a very long time know where we are and live in the real world. The "industry" - to us, is quite literally living and working in the real world and living a shared existence with the rest of industrial consumers.





Timothy S. Epperharts "style" is Modern Acoustic Folk Rock with a twist of his own blend of country and mid-western soul. Creatively speaking as a songwriter (And guitarist of sorts) it is simply too difficult to just label him as a "style" player.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
Release Date: 2005



The Artist known as Outlaw Son is actually singer Songwriter Timothy S. Epperhart. The story of his band name is this: Outlaw Son is not perfect by any means, but he believes that is where his soul is most comfortable. He relates to a lot of old blues and folk singers in this respect. He believes that true feeling you get from a recording that defines the artist. He believes that they were the original outlaws in the music industry and he is just a son of the old way. Tim spent a lot of time on the road travelling with his guitar Omar on a greyhound bus, back and forth from Jacksonville, FL to Missouri even out to Maine and New York for a while.

He actually spent a total of 5 years in Columbia, MO (Central Missouri) writing music and playing out wherever he could in his early twenties. He lived a hard life, a life of long travels over his father being in the military when he was young. He grew up wanting to be a traveller himself but only take in what he wanted. He quit school to be a musician and travelled around. He never had much money so he lived the blues in that way. He married at 22 to a woman with 4 children and divorced a year and a half later. He spent a lot of his time, even, then working on music. He wrote his first Album "The Invisible Man" in 2004 and early 2005. Back then he was a member of the NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association). He attended a lot of songwriting groups about writing songs and some business aspects of it. He never caught on to the whole business realm. His take on it all was always "write and sing what you feel and if folks can't feel it then it's just isn't their cup of tea." As a result he never really sold any of his songs to anyone, though it never mattered that much to him. He received quite a lot of attention on his Soundclick site that he started in 2004.

His goal in his life with his music is that someone, anyone will hear and understand and maybe even be inspired from one of the many songs that he has written over the years. Who knows, perhaps a folk scholar will one day write an essay about him.

He writes: "To be honest I wouldn't take a moment of my grief or sorrow back if I was given a chance to, because it has shaped me into the artist that I am today. I've written a lot of really good songs, but I've recorded some pretty bad ones as well. I'm not perfect but I've learned a lot from my mistakes through the years, not just in music but with life."

Born in Jacksonville, FL in 1981 he got his first guitar "Omar" in 1989 that he named after his Great Grandfather Omar Epperhart. He only met him a handful of times early in his childhood, but he had a hearing aid that make a distinctive ringing noise. Other than that, he didn't much know him all that well. Back in them days there was a whole lot of travelling going on with his family, going here and there. This year, 2009 makes it 20 years that he has had that guitar.

He's quoted as writing:

"The industry in and of itself is composed of different levels of notoriety. The big stars we hear on the radio and see on the TV may in fact be influenced by what's happening underground for the mere fact they used to be the small guy,s too. For me to believe this as a big city small time folk singer is pretty hard, but I believe it to be true because no matter who you are, It all starts with a dream! Those of us who have been here (In the underground) a very long time know where we are and live in the real world. The "industry" - to us, is quite literally living and working in the real world and living a shared existence with the rest of industrial consumers."

Would you sign a record contract with a major label?

"I would sign with a major label. It isn't easy trying to put out music by you. Try being me these past 10-20 years doing everything by yourself & see how you like it. It's frustrating to me in a lot of ways. I might be considered a sell out for wanting more for myself and my family writing music. Maybe if folks would open their eyes and understand, this is my job, my first love and dream. My musicianship shouldn't be compromised for living my dream. I tip my hat to those who have made it and raise my glass high to hope and a better future for myself in writing music."

"I first picked up a guitar on Christmas 1989. You can actually see the video of it here on this site, under the video titled "Rescue Me." The amazing thing is, this is the 20th anniversary year when I got my guitar. When I was a teenager - I started playing drums in a band. I always played my guitar and wrote songs with my closest friends, who were also young musicians. When all my friends left because our parents were in the military, I put down the drums and picked my guitar back up when I was about 17 years old. I played, played and played some more - I liked the idea of being "acoustic punk grunge" and bringing new ideas into music. I practiced nightly and mastered the basic chords."

"I recorded a lot of songs over the years. Some better than others and others not really even trying just wanting to jam and getting out some feelings. I never had anything other than my music to get out feelings, like art is to an artist I suppose."



Biography
My name is Timothy S. Epperhart. I am a singer songwriter. Welcome to my Official CDBABY website, here you find my library of songs that I have written over the years that I have been writing and recording.

I'm 24 years old and I've been writing songs since I was about 14 years old, but I got my first guitar since I was 7 or 8. My dream has always basically revolved around the idea of pursuing my music, as it has always stayed with me.

I broke my left wrist on a steel rail 3 years ago. They said that I probably wasn't going to be able to play guitar anymore but I really did work hard at proving "them" wrong. The break itself was pretty severe, I mean, it was bent into the grove of the rail. Although that might have been traumatic for me, I have overcome so much of the pain with just my music alone.

I have to listen to myself sometimes, though. I have written a lot about my experiences with my life. I like to keep a unique approach on everything that I've done, alone or with my wife by my side accompanying me. I truly feel blessed to be able to share my thoughts with the whole world, and I hope that my fans, family and friends will understand that.

I am honored to play beside some very great musicians and songwriters in my day, in the "same arena"; for instance Shannon Morris, Steve Morris, Cory Keck, and Donnie Cox to just name a few. I could probably write about the songs these people have written in some great detail, and it always sounds great coming from other people how your music sounds, but I shall save that for another day. It is said that musicians are the worst critics, and I for one, agree with that sentiment to a certain extent. At the same time we can listen to the most horrible song and understand the emotion of the artist in question and be able to say "I actually liked that" - while many people might think that in the back of there heads they're the same ones that won't say what is really on their mind.

I just love my instrument, my music and the passion that has evolved over the years. In my earlier years, I spent a great deal of time sitting at home at my mom and dad's house in Jacksonville, Florida (my home town) playing to the local radio stations, just jamming out with my guitar. There were times I would get tired of playing to the Classic Rock station I always one way or another always went back to. I played to some classical musicals as well, lead style by myself, learning everything by ear as I went along. I started to get really good at this "style" but I had a bigger picture in my mind:

The Invisible Man. Three simple words, it isn't what you think though. It represents the unseen, the unheard, the underdog, the ones who sit in their rooms playing guitar to the radio for hours on end, the ones who are over seen by the public eye: and who is the "public eye" you ask? Everyone who has ever picked up a guitar and pursued the dream of ever making it big without or even ever being heard on a public scale- that's what "The Invisible Man" represents to me, the ones who play for the joy, for the passion in creating something distinct, something they can call their own music.

That could be broken down to so many generalizations though, but that's the sheer fun of it all. I've had a lot of fun making these songs available to listen to, and god willing you'll see to it that you buy a copy of my CD "The Invisible Man" at CDBABY.COM for 12.00 and remember
The ones who define the "public eye" aren't the eyes themselves at all, because the underground cultures are the ones that motivate the mainstream to push the envelope on what's acceptably "fashionable".

If you are anything like me, you know what it means to be struggling within yourself to do the best you can with the music that you write. It's a code of discipline I've taught myself to abide by over the years. I hope that when you read this you'll understand when you hear my music, you'll buy my album: The Invisible Man, to hear for yourself the passion of my work that has evolved into what you're reading right now!


I talk about how lucky I feel to be able to share my music on a world wide scale. It is simply amazing knowing that I have fans in Malaysia, Belgium, Germany, UK, and Peru and EVERYWHERE in the world including the USA. I know I have fans in these places and I thank everyone for their continued support, especially my fans overseas!

You see, ever since my first release at Garage Band a few years back, I've been in and out of recording, writing songs and even a little bit of performing here and there. I've tried my hardest to give you a glimpse at the kind of musician I am, but the final equation is ultimately that I've never had the opportunity placed before me to record in a "professional" arena. Given the circumstances I haven't been as lucky as most guitarists in my day, find a band, jump on a tour bus and travel doing something you believe in. Even when I had an electric guitar I never played it that much. I always found electric guitars to be too loud for my personal playing taste and too effect laden.


Buy the album - "The Invisible Man" by Timothy Epperhart today!

Check out the artist's website:
http://www.soundclick.com/timothysepperhart 1



Jacksonville, FL
My name is Timothy S. Epperhart and I'm a guitarist songwriter, born in 1981 on Feb. 2'nd in Jacksonville FL

I believe that every person has something to say, just like every star has a shine - the life inside all of us has something unique, something that draws someone in.

I've received hundreds of thousands total plays on the world wide web. The significance may come into question in my later years perhaps, but I've never forgot where I was rooted.

My story started in 1989. I was 8 years old when I got my first guitar. I've seen at least 6 of my songs hold number 1 positions on charts online. I've won contests. My "The Battle of Angband" video on youtube.com is seen over 80k viewers.

I've got a resume in Acoustic Folk that will impress you.

2000-2004:

In the early 2000's I wrote "The Invisible Man" for CDbaby- as an idea for the acronym for my name. Before I did so, I posted a few pre-recordings to garageband.com under the alias The Invisible Man. When I was recording my self-titled album I wanted to also give my "fan base" an understanding of why I chose "The Invisible Man"- maybe it's because you cannot see what isn't in your sight. People only hear what's on the radio. I feel like that was the perfect personification of that same concept.

For me having lived the life of an "Underground travelling musician" most of my natural life, back in 00-2004 I I've always dreamed of what it would be to live my life on the edge and travel different places and actually be seen as opposed to not. Perhaps - it's not being seen it's being heard and understood.

Most folks will hear you but they won't really listen. I believe that's why The Invisible Man actually went crazy in all the original 1940's movie, ld movie the old lady downstairs from the pub just wouldn't leave him alone and when it came for them to keep on keeping on he blew the fuck up at them. I always found it sad that in the end of that movie the cops and towns people surrounded him (The Invisible Man) when it was them who created the monster.

That's why I identify with Outlaws of old westerns, the ones who stole from the rich and gave back to the poor. I've always believe I was born of this, which is why I am the Son of the Outlaws that birthed this idea into existence.

2005-2006

In the mid 2005-2006 era I was living in mid-Missouri doing shows with Bartholomew Bean, Shannon Morris, Cory Scott and many more very talented musicians.

Around this time I was in my early twenties. I played out at least on once a week. In 2006 I moved back to Florida and went through a divorce. I was in horrible condition, on anti-psychotics, Geodon etc.

I finally found myself later that year and wrote songs here and there. Later in 2006 I moved to New York state to further pursue my career in songwriting.

2007-2009

I moved back to Jacksonville, FL - then back to Mid-Missouri to reconnect and back to Jacksonville, FL again. I wrote a lot in this time, especially in 07.

In 08 and 09 I dropped my guitar to D a lot and wrote more pissed off music over all the sad E standard stuff I had been playing years before. I hated the Jacksonville music scene and still do. It's saturated with greedy coke-head club owners who only give a fuck if you're either a) a trendy rock band or b) signed and bring in masses.


   
 

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