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Tim Mahoney to take secondary stage at Lakes Jam

Twin Cities based singer, songwriter and performing musician Tim Mahoney will perform on the secondary stage June 26 at Lakes Jam at Brainerd International Raceway.

Tim Mahoney will perform on the secondary stage June 26 at Lakes Jam at Brainerd International Raceway.
Tim Mahoney will perform on the secondary stage June 26 at Lakes Jam at Brainerd International Raceway.

Twin Cities based singer, songwriter and performing musician Tim Mahoney will perform on the secondary stage June 26 at Lakes Jam at Brainerd International Raceway.

Tim Mahoney knows firsthand what it's like to appear on reality TV shows. He was a contestant on CBS's "INXS: Rock Star" in 2006, making his way to the Top 16 and narrowly missing the chance to appear on national TV. Five years later, Mahoney was on the inaugural season of the hit NBC reality show "The Voice" and his coach, Adam Levine, cut him in the "battle round."

Mahoney, who has been a full-time performing musician for almost two decades, has dipped his toes into different musical endeavors. He released "Shine Through" in 2013, which is full of the melodic pop/rock Mahoney has become known for. The album also includes a track Mahoney released as a single in 2011, "Hey Adam Levine," a song about his experience on "The Voice."

Mahoney also teaches a course at the MacPhail School of Music in Minneapolis called,"Nailed it! How to Audition for The Voice and other Vocal Competitions." Speaking of MacPhail, Mahoney released an instrumental-only EP, "Peace of Winter: Live at MacPhail," in November 2014 in time for the holiday season. The record features Mahoney meandering through hypnotizing piano interpretations, calling to mind visions of seasonal landscapes. There is no singing on the album at all; a choice Mahoney has been pondering for some time.

Last year Mahoney worked on new material and recorded and released a duet of "Put a Little Love" with local favorite Gospel singer Robert Robinson during the holidays. He recently signed deals with Volkswagen Midwest and Mills Fleet Farm Auto Group for his music to be featured in their advertising campaigns. Mahoney won a high-profile local radio contest and helms an educational program teaching children the basics of songwriting and vocal performance.

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He also continues to grow his base via his reality-show history. "The Voice" released two of Mahoney's performances as iTunes singles, which sold a total of 50,000 copies, with one hitting a top chart position of No. 28. Mahoney's latest project is a U2 tribute band.

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