"His Little Walter-inspired harmonica work can send shivers down your spine, and there is as much distinction in his vocals and songwriting, too. Gartland suffuses his originals with spry curiosity and world weariness…He never rests musically striving for reconciliation of happiness and heartache at his own measured pace”
- Frank-John Hadley, DownBeat Magazine 4 Stars (out of 4)
"Tim Gartland's latest album "Truth" enjoyed over 4 months on the Contemporary Blues chart in 2022! This made "Truth" one of the longest lasting charted albums of any artist. He has also received overwhelming critical support;
.…on his excellent new album Truth, bluesman Tim Gartland reminds us that 'Facts are facts, there’s no spinning that.' Here’s a fact: If you’re a fan of the blues, you’re gonna want to spin Gartland’s new record — repeatedly….Gartland’s fifth solo album features a dozen swinging cuts that range from barroom blues and roadhouse R&B to sophisticated blues-rock. At every stop on the journey, Gartland shows he is a clever and talented songwriter, a skilled harp player and a soulful vocalist. And that’s the truth." (Daryl Sanders/Nashville Scene)
He also just published a songbook of his original songs entitled "50 Best Songs" . Available on Amazon, it contains his 50 best songs from a lifetime dedicated to music and the craft of song writing.It has the complete lyrics and chords for anyone to sing, play and enjoy! It includes songs from the "Truth" album.
Here is another review of Tim's music;
"Gartland knows how to write a song, how to present it, how to say something the listener will want to hear and maybe identify with. It's as if he's dug down through all blues' roots and rabbit holes and found a way to keep the music's spirit intact and yet to let it breathe afresh, in the manner of one who is at once a committed carrier of the tradition and a subtle, ingenious transformer of it .Satisfied satisfies indeed." (Jerome Clark/Rambles)
Tim Gartland is a singer/songwriter and master harmonica player.from Nashville. His travels have included stops in the music-rich cities of Chicago, Kansas City and Boston. Tim performs more than 100 shows a year.