Hometown: Gardner and Athol, MA
Instruments: Piano, guitar, bass
Dream Duets: Charlie Daniels
Tim is a singer, songwriter and guitarist who has traveled and released records internationally. Outside of a few transitional jobs, like cutting steel and moving furniture, Tim has always made his living as a musician.
On his mother's side, Tim was raised on the music of Jonathan Edwards, Emmylou Harris and Willie Nelson. From his dad, it was Elvis and the Everly Bros. Most of Tim's friends played rock so Tim couldn't deny his Ozzy Osbourne influences.
Tim's entire family plays music. He and his brother were raised among world class Bluegrass, Classical, Country and Rock musicians. Tim wrote and recorded his first song at age six. He has played empty dive bars, fairs, farmer's markets and backyards to venues as large as packed arenas all across the country.
Tim has opened for headliners and swapped songs with legends at campfires. He says he is a musician's musician, but his primary reason for doing what he does is to entertain. Tim also fronts a Nashville-based country band called Shed.
FUN FACTS ON TIM LAROCHE
What celebrity do people say you look like?
Kid Rock, Joe Dirt.
What's on your playlist?
Chris Young's debut CD, Tom Petty's Greatest Hits.
The craziest or most daring thing I have ever done...
Jumped in an old car and drove to Nashville with nowhere to live. That's a leap of faith.
Who is your hero?
Guitar hero: Randy Rhoads.
Do you have any pets? If so what types and what are their name?
Horse: Mellow. Dogs: Bandy and Shed. Cat: Nene.
What would your dream vacation be?
A week at home on the farm.
What is your favorite song to sing at Karaoke?
"The Night I Called the Old Man Out" by Garth Brooks.
What are your personal goals?
To get on health insurance and get out of this trailer.
What is the best adjective used to describe you?
What's the worst job you've ever had?
What's your pet peeve?
What bad movie do you love most?
"The Wedding Singer"
Most embarrassing song on your iPod?
Some of my old, original material.
What are you afraid of?
Things one man can't fix: pollution, sickness.