Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Tim Eriksen & The Trio de Pumpkintown

Tim Eriksen & The Trio de Pumpkintown bring a new touch to the solid ground of acoustic folk and Americana. With strings, a varied percussion section, bows, and stunning vocal harmonies, they call on the sometimes rollicking, sometimes tragic atmosphere of New England life, as well as the copious global connections underlying some of America's most stirring songs and dance tunes. Founded in Western Massachusetts in 2012, they performed at the Tapestry of Sacred Music Festival in Singapore last spring and have toured the Northeast, Midwest, Southeast, and Northwest.

One of the most distinguished performers in American folk music, singer and multi-instrumentalist Tim Eriksen turns tradition into a buzzing revelation with a soaring voice that is both spot-on and raw. With his diverse sound and wide-ranging ideas, Eriksen has played everywhere from rock clubs as the driving force behind the folk-noise band Cordelia's Dad, to jazz clubs in collaboration with master musicians like Latin great Omar Sosa, to major concert halls like Carnegie Hall. He's appeared on both Prairie Home Companion and the Academy Awards, and may be one of the only musicians on earth to have shared the stage with Doc Watson and with Kurt Cobain (not on the same night).

In addition to concerts, Tim Eriksen offers workshops in shape-note singing, ballad singing, voice production, and instrumental accompaniment (banjo, fiddle, guitar).

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Magdalena
Job Title/Position: 
Manager
Mailing Address: 
P.O. Box 542
Hadley, MA 01035
Physical Address: 
Amherst, MA 01002
Last Name: 
Eriksen
Phone: 
413-512-0409

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Music - Folk
Additional Disciplines: 
Music - Ethnic / World
Music - Traditional
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
School Groups
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Performance / Concert / Reading
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
50
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Multi-State Region
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Americana Music Association
Education: 
Ph.D., Ethnomusicology - Wesleyan University, expected 2015
M.A., Ethnomusicology - Wesleyan University
Awards: 
N/A

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
Stage Left: Voc mic + DI (fiddle) Center Stage: Voc mic, 2xDI (fiddle and guitar), condenser mic (banjo) Stage Right: Voc mic, XLR line with phantom power, condenser mic, overhead condenser. The rider can be simplified if needed.
Fee Range Minimum: 
$1,000
Fee Range Maximum: 
$5,000
State of Residence: 
Massachusetts
Minimum Number of Performers: 
3

I am a Teaching Artist

Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults