Tim Houlihan is a singer songwriter whose songs are carved from real life with articulate enthusiasm, strong grooves and sophisticated playing. His influences are Jackson Browne, Stephen Stills, James Taylor, Shawn Colvin, and Dawes. Performances have traversed the United States and Europe from living rooms to large halls and his performances draw listeners in with intimate stories and warm anecdotes. Tim’s library of work continues to grow across a never-ending horizon and he currently resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota in the United States.
GASHOUSE RADIO (JEFFREY SANDS)
“By the time you are done listening to half of the [Anthems] album you notice that there’s magic and beauty associated with every song, you can’t help but ask for more from each track.”
BT (BRIAN TURNER – GO96.3 FM MINNEAPOLIS)
“[“Another Orion”] has a solid and genuine Americana feel to it, from song to song, evoking genuine emotions and storylines.”
INDIEMUNITY (CYRUS RHODES)
“The best aspect of the album, is that it is a compilation of assorted music that speaks for the artist’s creative abilities, and also about the artist’s travels and experiences that are reflected through the multiplicity of the albums.”
ROOTSTIME.BE (ERIC SCHUURMANS)
“An eclectic mix of topics funneled through the songwriting mind and heart of a thoughtful poet and dedicated musician…“ [Translated from the original Dutch}
MUSIC STREET JOURNAL (G.W. HILL)
“Blending blues, folk, rock and more, this lands pretty well in the territory of Americana. It’s a classy set with some great moments.”
“[Anthems is] mellow and rocky and classic-sounding and pretty crisp, sonically. But Tim’s also a really, really good songwriter, and that’s on display all over this album. He has a real sense of how to put a melody together…And he’s even better when he takes it down a little bit.
And Tim’s voice is quite damn great, smooth and honest and direct in a way that Midwesterners do so damn well. And interestingly, “Wisdom Tree” reminds me a lot of David Crosby, all abstract melodies and alternate tunings and poetic lyrics and a hell of a lot of gorgeousness — …I defy you not to swoon a little bit.”