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Songwriter, Performer, educator

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CD Release Time…

April 20th, 2019 at Art Works in Eagan, MN
Cocktail hour 6-7, Show 7-9, Hangout 9-10

Every ticket includes a copy of the album and a quality print of the art created during the performance! That’s right, we are projecting a live stream on the stage of artist Amy Vasterling  as she creates a piece influenced by the music and the vibe you create at the show! 

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Get in Touch.

Info / General
Contact Tim at tim@cheesebrowmusic.com

Booking/Tour
Contact Sara Horishnyk at Xylo Entertainment
sara@xyloentertainment.com

Licensing/Sync
Contact Glory Reinstein at Song and Film
glorytvfilm@gmail.com

Press / Media
Contact Krista Vilinskis at Tinderbox Music krista@tinderboxmusic.com

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Why? Because Patreon is the best model we’ve come up with so far for supporting independent artists in a sustainable way. For as little as $1 a month you can get access to all the music I make, and as a thank you gift I’m throwing in a free copy of my book. That’s about a $75 value.

With Patreon you get to hear the music first…we take this musical journey together and from that I get some stability. I know that there are a group of supportive people out there who are listening to my music and want me to create more. It’s a really great system. We all win.

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Songs

“Tim Cheesebrow’s lyrics come straight from the heart, possessing a poetic quality to them as they unfurl with such a graceful style. Nothing is held back for Tim Cheesebrow creates a unique universe, one that positively teems with goodwill and tenderness.”

– Beach Sloth, online music reviewer

Acoustic EP Album

“”Sweet, melodic songs with an uplifting message. I enjoyed listening.”

– Liz Longley

This is a 6 song album I made in my home studio. It’s a collection of some fan favorites re-imagined for acoustic guitar, bass and voice. 

There’s only one way to get it, and that’s to sign up for my mailing list. This album is ONLY available here. You’re just one click away from cool, free music. 

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Crooked Lines

“[Crooked Lines is] an extremely well-crafted album, part Americana, part country, heartfelt and worth repeated listening.”

– Dancing About Architecture (Music Review Blog)


  • Best I Can by Tim Cheesebrow
  • Better This Way by Tim Cheesebrow
  • Crooked Line by Tim Cheesebrow
  • Give Love by Tim Cheesebrow
  • Headlines by Tim Cheesebrow
  • I’ll Carry You by Tim Cheesebrow
  • Lullabye by Tim Cheesebrow
  • No Regrets by Tim Cheesebrow
  • Sign Right Here by Tim Cheesebrow
  • Take My Hand by Tim Cheesebrow
  • The Big Score by Tim Cheesebrow
  • You Are My Everything by Tim Cheesebrow

$ 15

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Home in the Heartland

“The album is a classy blend of good production, well thought out lyrics, snappy rhythms, quality vocals, excellent guitar playing and a liberal dose of Great Lakes heart. I liked it a lot, and I’m betting you will too.”

– John C. McClure, Victory Music


  • Anything but One by Tim Cheesebrow
  • Breathing Grace by Tim Cheesebrow
  • Favorite by Tim Cheesebrow
  • Heroes by Tim Cheesebrow
  • Home by Tim Cheesebrow
  • It Didn’t Work Out That Way by Tim Cheesebrow
  • January Tree by Tim Cheesebrow
  • My Love Will Never Rest by Tim Cheesebrow
  • Open Wide by Tim Cheesebrow
  • Our Story by Tim Cheesebrow
  • Spread the Good Around by Tim Cheesebrow
  • The Greatest Divide by Tim Cheesebrow
  • The Minnesota Rag by Tim Cheesebrow
  • The Road that Leads Me Home by Tim Cheesebrow

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ABOUT

“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

BIO

He took the stage in his first performance wearing a shiny blue shirt and top hat, belting some Tom Petty song under the big lights for all he was worth…after feeling that rush there was no going back. Tim started writing songs at 15 as a way to make sense of the world. He studied the craft in earnest while getting his degree in classical music composition, and cemented his style while volunteering at a monastery and school near New Orleans. 20 years later and he’s still at it, playing over 120 shows per year. He now has six full-length solo albums under his belt, a published book on songwriting, and is showing no signs of slowing down.


Tim’s music layers an eclectic mix of styles to create a sound with modern grooves, catchy melodies, and a sense of being grounded in deep roots. He’s known for his percussive guitar work, capo-wizardry, and an expressive voice big enough to fill any room.


Tim’s lyrics are heartfelt and honest, bringing audiences with him to explore concepts of family, self-doubt, depression, hope, grief, and the many facets of love. He looks to music as a source of healing and puts that magic to work at each performance so listeners leave with more than they expected to find. Tim’s calm and passionate presence, combined with his thoughtful songcraft, make him a favorite of intimate listening rooms. 

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

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Affiliates/Partners

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Upcoming Shows

Upcoming | Archive: 2019 2018
  • Thu
    28
    Mar
    2019

    Volstead House

    7:00
  • Fri
    05
    Apr
    2019

    Lift Bridge

    6:00
  • Thu
    11
    Apr
    2019

    Merlin's Rest - Minneapolis

    7PM
  • Fri
    12
    Apr
    2019

    Jimmy's Pub - Red Wing, MN

    8PM
  • Sat
    20
    Apr
    2019

    CD Release Party!!!

    6PM Art Works Eagan, MN https://www.facebook.com/events/562879330897735/
  • Sat
    27
    Apr
    2019

    Flying Dutchman - Eden Prairie

    3PM
  • Fri
    03
    May
    2019

    Solo at Celt's Pub - Inver Grove Heights

    5PM
  • Sun
    05
    May
    2019

    Dancing Dragonfly Winery - St. Croix Falls, WI

    1PM
  • Sat
    11
    May
    2019

    Champp's New Richmond

    7:00
  • Fri
    17
    May
    2019

    LTD Brewing!

    7PM
  • Sat
    18
    May
    2019

    Flying Dutchman - Eden Prairie

    6PM
  • Sat
    25
    May
    2019

    Debut at Lucille's House

    7PM
  • Sun
    02
    Jun
    2019

    Dancing Dragonfly Winery - St. Croix Falls, WI

    1PM
  • Tue
    04
    Jun
    2019

    Wellness in the Woods

    5PM
  • Sat
    08
    Jun
    2019

    Champp's New Richmond

    7:00
  • Sun
    09
    Jun
    2019

    Private Party

    12PM
  • Tue
    11
    Jun
    2019

    Wellness in the Woods

    5PM
  • Wed
    12
    Jun
    2019

    House Concert - Ted H.

    5PM
  • Sat
    15
    Jun
    2019

    Flying Dutchman - Eden Prairie

    6PM
  • Tue
    18
    Jun
    2019

    Wellness in the Woods

    5PM
  • Fri
    21
    Jun
    2019

    Debut at Russell's on the Lake

    6PM
  • Tue
    25
    Jun
    2019

    Wellness in the Woods

    5PM
  • Fri
    28
    Jun
    2019

    Debut at Cafe Latte

    7PM
  • Sat
    29
    Jun
    2019

    Parley Lake Winery

    2PM
  • Sun
    30
    Jun
    2019

    Songwriting Workshop - Duluth Folk Arts School

    1PM
  • Sun
    30
    Jun
    2019

    Concert at Duluth Folk School

    5PM
  • Fri
    12
    Jul
    2019

    Flying Dutchman - Eden Prairie

    6PM
  • Sat
    13
    Jul
    2019

    Champp's New Richmond

    7:00
  • Sun
    14
    Jul
    2019

    Dancing Dragonfly Winery - St. Croix Falls, WI

    1PM
  • Fri
    19
    Jul
    2019

    Celt's Pub - Inver Grove Heights

    5PM
  • Sat
    20
    Jul
    2019

    Cafe Latte

    7PM
  • Fri
    26
    Jul
    2019

    Russell's on the Lake

    6PM
  • Sat
    10
    Aug
    2019

    Champp's New Richmond

    7:00
  • Sun
    11
    Aug
    2019

    Dancing Dragonfly Winery - St. Croix Falls, WI

    1PM
  • Fri
    16
    Aug
    2019

    Russell's on the Lake

    6PM
  • Sat
    17
    Aug
    2019

    Zylstra Harley Davidson

    11AM
  • Sat
    17
    Aug
    2019

    Cafe Latte

    7PM
  • Fri
    23
    Aug
    2019

    Flying Dutchman - Eden Prairie

    6PM
  • Sun
    01
    Sep
    2019

    Parley Lake Winery

    2PM
  • Sun
    08
    Sep
    2019

    Dancing Dragonfly Winery - St. Croix Falls, WI

    1PM
  • Fri
    13
    Sep
    2019

    Flying Dutchman - Eden Prairie

    6PM
  • Sat
    14
    Sep
    2019

    Champp's New Richmond

    7:00
  • Fri
    20
    Sep
    2019

    Celt's Pub - Inver Grove Heights

    5PM
  • Sat
    21
    Sep
    2019

    Cafe Latte

    7PM
  • Fri
    27
    Sep
    2019

    Russell's on the Lake

    6PM
  • Sun
    13
    Oct
    2019

    Dancing Dragonfly Winery - St. Croix Falls, WI

    1PM
  • Sat
    19
    Oct
    2019

    Flying Dutchman - Eden Prairie

    6PM
  • Sat
    02
    Nov
    2019

    Flying Dutchman - Eden Prairie

    6PM
  • Sat
    07
    Dec
    2019

    Flying Dutchman - Eden Prairie

    6PM

I love performing live shows! There’s nothing quite like engaging with a crowd and making a real connection through music. These days you can catch me at several very cool venues, playing ALL ORIGNAL music. Nothing against cover bands. They’re fun too, but if you’ve heard enough renditions of “Hallelujah,” “Brown Eyed Girl” and “Wonderwall” try serving your ears something they haven’t heard before.

You might just like it.  So come to a show and introduce yourself!

“Live music is better.”

– Neil Young

What Folks Have To Say

“We can’t say enough about how impressed we were with Tim!

He was an incredibly talented musician who was able to accommodate our eclectic song requests and played them perfectly during the ceremony! He was always timely in his communication and kept a professional yet calm demeanor throughout our time working together in preparation and onsite for our wedding day. I would highly recommend Tim for any event as he knows how to read a crowd and gives valuable recommendations that only come through years of experience of playing events.

10 out of 10 would recommend!”

Steven Y.
Wedding Client

“A critically acclaimed Minnesota favorite…”

Kevin Krein
Writer, Northfield News

“I couldn’t be happier with our house concert experience. Tim was a true professional from beginning to end and that voice…it just hits you.  I  tell you we were all captivated by the depth of the songs and I left with just a great feeling of being …filled up.

It was perfect.”

John H.
House Concert Host
SONGWRITING FOR WELLNESS

Songwriting Classes

We are in the middle of a mental health crisis. As a nation we are just beginning to understand the magnitude of the problem, but are struggling to find ways to address it. Songwriting is a tool we can provide for people right now to help them cope. They can develop a vocabulary and process to articulate what’s going on inside them. They can share their thoughts and feelings with peers, parents, teachers, friends, and advocate for their needs by communicating critical messages in a safe and healthy way. It’s not an intervention that requires a diagnosis. It’s a tool for self expression that EVERY person can benefit from.

It’s fun. It’s a healthy way to express yourself. It helps you feel better…and it’s highly effective.

Learning this process empowers them to act as their own healers. Songwriting is a mode of self-administered therapy they can apply whenever and however often they need to. Once they learn how to write songs to promote their own wellness, they have a tool they can carry with them their entire lives.

GUEST ARTIST

An unforgettable experience where Tim  writes a song with the class/group. In a single period, students are guided through the songwriting process and participates in a group sing-along of their song. A professional recording is made available online at no charge.

FULL COURSE

For maximum impact and student learning, Tim will partner with district staff to provide a full-term class aligned with state standards in Fine Arts.

RESIDENCE

A truly powerful series of 12 visits where students are encouraged to dig deep and (with guidance) write their own songs as they learn about music theory, rhythm, rhyme, musical structure, storytelling, and self expression.

CONCERT

Tim walks students, song by song, through a journey that demonstrates the bond between creative expression and mental health.

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Thank you, patrons!

These awesome people support me each and every month, and I am so grateful to have them in my corner.

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Kris Stadler
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Cathe Cheesebrow
Fox and Swan Arts
Paul Cheesebrow
The Deep North with Fred Keller

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