October 23, 2012

New Album Available on iTunes!

My new album "A Heart That Needs To Be Mine" is now available for digital download on iTunes and CD Baby.com! Anyone who has followed me through the years knows that this album is a major genre change for me. However, singing and writing country songs feels more right than anything else I have ever done as far as music goes.

This 9 song album is just the first step in a direction I am very excited about taking. A lot of hard work went into the creation of this album and I'd like to thank everyone who helped make this project come to life.

My co-writer Stephen McMillen helped structure many of the songs on the album and wrote lyrics to the title track "A Heart That Needs To Be Mine" and track 8 "I Just Can't Understand". Steve and I are constantly writing and working on improving the craft of songwriting. He's an amazing friend and I'm so grateful I met him.

Of course I have to thank my parents and my wonderful and amazing girlfriend Jamie, oh and of course her dog Champ "Big Head". Without their constant support I would be lost. The music industry is one of the hardest markets to survive in and it can become overwhelming. There are days when an artist would like to hang their head and quite but thanks to support systems like mine artist's continue to keep on, keepin' on.

The album was mixed by Vinny Millevolte owner of Axis Recording Studio. Vinny is one of the nicest and most talented studio engineers I've ever met. I used to intern with Vinny back in college and I learned close to everything I know about recording from him. Any musicians in the Milwaukee area make sure you check him out!

The albums art direction and design was headed by Billy Seidel, owner of Seidel Creative Group. Billy has had my back since I met him in 2010. He has always had advice for me about the music business and when I have a project that needs work he makes sure it's a top priority. I cannot thank him enough for all he has done for my music career. Billy and his family are expecting a baby girl sometime in the near future so lets all wish them luck and a healthy delivery! No worries though he has one of the best doctors on his side...my mom :)

Photography was shot by the amazing Carrie Kuenzi. Carrie has a real talent for creating a great atmosphere for all of her photos. Some people just have that artist touch and she has it! Make sure you check out the photo gallery on my website for more of her work. Thank you so much Carrie!

Now, if you were to call me the quarterback of this musical project I'd be nothing without my offensive line. It was my honor to have some of the most amazing musicians perform on this album. Each of these guys did an amazing job and I wish them all the best of luck with all their musical aspirations.

Drums - Jonathan Patrick Adams
Bass - Patrick Longmire
Lead Guitar - Will Knaak
Organ & Electric Piano - Dan Collins
Pedal Steel & Dobro - Justin Douglas
Backing Vocals - Anthony Perry

Finally, I would like to thank anyone who supports independent music day after day. Without you all of us musicians would be nothing at all. These days it's easy to download a lot of artistic material for free but there are still people left in this world who understand that their support is just as important as an artists writing and recording abilities. So thank you so much for loving music and keeping it alive!

Here's to the future, whatever it may bring...

Tim Angsten: A Heart That Needs to Be Mine

October 1, 2012

Until Next Time Nashville

Well, it has been a great learning experience visiting Nashville. I've played some great shows and met a lot of amazing people. To the left is a beautiful picture of Nashville, TN. It wasn't as big of a city as I thought it would be. But that made me enjoy it even more. 

I cannot wait for the chance to go back. Hopefully when I do it will be because my music career is taking off...lol. Oh and did I mention I was able to visit a full scale replica of the Parthenon! Yeah, that was pretty sweet. I didn't realize how many security cameras the Greeks used back in their day. They really were an advanced culture!