Ted Feyder, Gary and Dawn Timbs, to perform in Staples
STAPLES--Singer/songwriters Ted Feyder, Gary Timbs and Dawn Timbs will perform 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3 in the Centennial Auditorium in Staples. as part of the Staples Motley Area Arts Council's regular season.
STAPLES-Singer/songwriters Ted Feyder, Gary Timbs and Dawn Timbs will perform 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3 in the Centennial Auditorium in Staples. as part of the Staples Motley Area Arts Council's regular season.
Expect to hear a variety of folk, country and gospel music from these three musicians, including original songs and a few crowd favorites. The show's format will include short sets featuring each of the individual singers, followed by a few group numbers. Motley native Sarah Koopmann, on violin, will join in on some of the selections.
Feyder, a folk artist who lives in Lake Shore, grew up north of Hibbing in the Side Lake community. His family lived on Big Sturgeon Lake and it was there that Feyder first was introduced to music and the outdoors, both of which would become passions of his.
"I did a lot of music with my mom growing up," Feyder stated in a news release, adding that his entire family performed at various events over the years. At age 10, Feyder started learning guitar; and he continued studying music and performing throughout high school and college. He later picked up the mandolin.
Feyder studied biology at St. Cloud State University and over the years has worked as a biologist and a teacher but music has always been a major part of his life. During the 1980s, he lived in Alaska, which inspired a number of self-penned tunes featuring nature and family topics. In 1989, he moved back to Minnesota and for 10 years was part of the esteemed folk-rock duo, Feyder and Everhart, which he formed with college-friend Glen Everhart. During that time, the duo performed full-time, entertaining at colleges, corporate events, resorts and other venues. They also recorded four CDs, including "Goin' Up North," which has become a favorite of Minnesota outdoors enthusiasts; and been featured on radio and television stations throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Since 2007, Feyder has worked as the worship pastor at Lakewood Evangelical Free Church in Baxter. During the summers, he's had a Tuesday night gig at a Brainerd lakes area resort.
Gary and Dawn Timbs of Staples have been making music, together and individually, for many years.
Atlanta-born and Tennessee-raised, Gary Timb's "Southern-fried" piano playing and rich baritone voice have been nominated for both Grammy and Dove awards. He has performed and recorded as a solo artist; and with various country and gospel groups, including the legendary Statesmen Quartet and Country Music Hall of Fame's Sonny James. A self-taught musician, Timb's been playing the piano and B3 organ since he was a child and he continues to entertain audiences with his musical style. Timb's CD, "By Request," includes a compilation of songs from his time in both gospel and country music, as well as a few self-penned tunes.
Dawn (Schimpp) Timbs is a Staples native who has sung for years with her family's gospel group, The Schimpps; and is the founder of the folk group Ruby Boots, featured on Minnesota Public Radio in years past. She also is a songwriter and has been a top 10 finalist at the Big Top Chautauqua singer-songwriter contest in Bayfield, Wis. She looks forward to debuting a new song or two at the upcoming concert in Staples. Timbs also is an accompanist at Motley United Methodist Church.
Tickets for the Feyder/Timbs concert are $12 for adults or $6 for students in advance, or $15 for adults and $7 for students at the door. Purchase advance tickets online at www.staplesmotleyarts.org or at the Staples World.
This concert is underwritten by Mid-Central Federal Savings Bank, Wadena/Long Prairie/Staples.
Still to come on this year's council season are Mikko and Friends, a traditional Irish Pub Band.
For more information call 218-894-1112.