“It’s hard to not be happy when you’re listening to Tim Cheesebrow–and easy to remember the things that matter most.”
– Peter Mayer


“Tim Cheesebrow represents a wonderful marriage of passion and knowledge in a song-writing educator. He possess great skills in igniting all learners to reach their greatest creative output while receiving an education rich in musical understanding. After working with Tim, students will possess the knowledge to recreate the creative process throughout their lives, not just for the length of the class.”
– Michael Moeller – Band Director, Mahtomedi High School


“A critically acclaimed Minnesota favorite…”
– Northfield News




His latest album “Somebody, Somewhere” released Fall 2017. It’s a collection of driving beats and catchy tunes that ride the line between rock and country. Based in St. Paul, Minnesota, Tim brings a distictly mid-western sound to his songwriting; honest lyrics sung over big wide-open melodies and energetic grooves that will leave you saying “well now…that’s not too bad, don’chaknow?”

Tim has been performing for over 20 years. Using his degree in music composition from St. John’s University, five full-length solo albums, hundreds of shows performed annually, and an entrepreneurial spirit, he’s supporting a family of five with his lifelong passion for creating music. This foundation of experience allows him to help young people use songwriting to express themselves and promote wellness.

Tim founded Discover Music, a nonprofit that teaches middle and high school students how to write their own music. Songwriting is academically rigorous, socially engaging, and spiritually healing. His students learn to create music as a healthy way to process emotions and discover who they truly are.

He’s a steadfast advocate of the arts, education, and social justice causes. He loves to cook, play D&D, do woodworking projects, watch sci-fi, and is a voracious reader.

Tim is the author of Songwriting for Wellness: Using Music to Heal the Mind







Patreon Patrons – Can’t thank you guys enough!

Phil and Elaine Cheesebrough
Amanda Breczinski
Dennis and Bonnie Cheesebrow
Kris Stadler
Noreen Buhmann
Cathe Cheesebrow
Fox and Swan Arts
Paul Cheesebrow
The Deep North with Fred Keller


Here are links to some of the people and organizations that have supported my music professionally. Check them out!

New Folk Records – Label

Essential Sessions Studios

The Villa Studios

Underground Music Cafe – Community

Universal Music Center – School

Tinderbox Music – Publicist

ASCAP – Performing Rights Organization

Midwest Country Music Association – Community

Chef Earl’s BBQ – Crew member

JD Steele – Mentor

Adam Levy – Mentor

Peter Mayer – Mentor

No Grass Limit – Band

Simon Husbands – Radio Personality KFAI

Matthew Griswold – Songwriter

Carl Unbehaun – Radio personality, MN HomeBrew

John Wright – bass / sound engineer

Mark Healey – Mastering

Dan Neale – Guitar

Toby Lee Marshall – Keyboards

Katy Gearty – Vocals

Sarah Morris – Vocals

Mike Arturi – Drums

Joe Filipovich – Guitar

Steve Sullivan – Guitar

Pete McCauley – Mandolin

Ryan Hays – Bass

Joe Peterson – Piano / Organ

Phil Nusbaum – Banjo

Kevin Gastonguay – Piano

Peter Ostroushko – Mandolin/Fiddle

Marc Anderson – Percussion

Katy Vernon – Singer/Songwriter

Dan Newton – Accordion

John Schjolberg – Pedal Steel

Jack Brass Band

Brett Schimke – Composer/Arranger

Matt Blake – Bass

Emily Buss – Journalist

Minnesota Music Coalition – Artist Services

Blackbird Music – Retail / Repair

Sarah Schneemann – Album Artist

Lucas Larson – Sound Engineer for “The Moments Between”

George Maurer – Mentor

DEMO – Diverse Emerging Music Organization

The ADS Group – Duplication and Printing Services

Cheesebrow Photography – My wife

Bevans Design – Graphic Design

Pierce Pettis – Singer/Songwriter

Centerstage Productions – Live production

Breedlove Guitars – Makes my guitars

Vig Guitars – My repair shop

Sennheiser – Makes the mic’s I use

TC Helicon – Makes my vocal preamps

QSC – Makes my live sound equipment