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Name: Bob
E-mail address: Bigjumbowilly@gmail.com
Comments:Love The Site!! Thanks
Monday, January 27th 2014 - 10:38:39 AM
Name: Michael
E-mail address: mhawk605@gmail.com
Comments:Tim, your solos are fantastic. If you have any tips on how to play, could you email me at mhawk605@gmail.com? Thanks -mike
Monday, December 23rd 2013 - 08:27:33 PM
Name: Tim Bonah
E-mail address: goinfishinnow@hushmail.com
Comments:great si
Saturday, December 14th 2013 - 09:19:34 AM
Name: Sara Castrella
E-mail address: sixed1981@gmail.com
Comments:Hi Tim, just wanted to let you know that as avid six string enthusiasts, my husband and I really enjoyed your website, and are keen to hear you perform.

Tuesday, February 19th 2013 - 11:50:24 PM
Name: David Phillips
E-mail address: gundry@hotmail.com
Comments:I met you Tim in Seattle at the Blues Workshop there organised by Woody Mann and Bob Brozman. I recall you making me drink tequila too, which was a first for me.

I still listen to your CDs here in London, with huge interest.

It would be good to see you playing in London some time.

Best wishes

Tuesday, February 19th 2013 - 03:08:29 AM
Name: alex formosa
E-mail address: alexander.formosa@gmail.com
Comments:Moving out east (malaysia, to teach music in university), if by chance you're out that way, please drop a line, and we good set up a workshop for you, Not much solo guitar in Kuala Lumpur. You'd shake the earth,
Monday, October 22nd 2012 - 05:42:47 AM
Name: jim
E-mail address: jweiss@hweiss.net

please let me know when you are coming back to the nyc tristate area again....thanks
Saturday, August 4th 2012 - 04:07:34 AM
Name: Jerry Martin
E-mail address: jerrymmartin@mail.com
Comments:Just discovered you and look forward to learning more. Sorry to miss your NYC shows this week. Hope to see you in person here next time.
Saturday, December 3rd 2011 - 11:34:00 AM
Name: jon
E-mail address: jon@tricktime.com
Comments:Greatly admire your artistry and musicianship.
You are putting something very positive into the ether.
Saturday, December 3rd 2011 - 09:29:03 AM
Name: Brian
E-mail address: bracette@oco.net
Comments:I enjoyed your profile in "Acoustic Guitar Magazine." I it led me to your site and to your music.
You might enjoy: my girlfriend began taking guitar lessons soon after me. Because my dreadnought was just too big for her, she has commandeered my new, smaller guitar- a 2010 Hoffman concert 12. Sound familiar?
Saturday, July 9th 2011 - 08:08:16 PM
Name: Jim
E-mail address: jdjk@charter.net
Comments: Tim Sparks for President 2012
"A Higher Octave For The Lowdown"
Tuesday, May 17th 2011 - 12:19:54 PM
Name: aNdrea Schmeling
E-mail address: andreaschmeling@yahoo.de
Comments:Thank's again for this gorgeous evening March 25th, 2011. It was a great pleasure. Hope to see you again on the "music barn" in Germany. We already had a great feedback.

kind regards
Andrea (Felchner team)

Sunday, March 27th 2011 - 03:26:25 AM
Name: Amy
Comments:Beautiful guitar playing! Best wishes for much continued success!
Blessings to you and yours!
Saturday, March 27th 2010 - 05:32:08 PM
Name: David Frye
E-mail address: potosino3275@yahoo.com
Comments:Thanks for the page on the great "Cancion Mixteca." Just wanted to point out that the song was written by José López Alavés in 1912, not 1934. There is a bio of the composer (in Spanish) at http://www.joselopezalaves.com/Biografia.html, apparently written by one of his descendants.
Monday, March 22nd 2010 - 06:28:18 PM
Name: Nicolas Bonadio
E-mail address: nicolas.bonadio@hotmail.fr
Homepage URL: http://www.myspace.com/nicolasbonadio
Comments:Great musician
Tuesday, February 2nd 2010 - 08:33:37 AM
Name: Colin
E-mail address: kkblues@2ser.com
Homepage URL: http://www.2ser.com/programs/shows/kksblues
Comments:Very much enjoyed your album Sidewalk Blues best regards from the land of OZ.

Cheers Colin Volunteer Co-presenter KK's Blues - 2SER-107.3FM Sydney
Wednesday, September 16th 2009 - 09:57:27 PM
Name: Robert Lee
E-mail address: fireco52@yahoo.com
Comments:Left my glasses in the workshop in Healdsburg....pleasure to meet you.... came to websight to buy and learn...am a country boy too
Robert Lee
Tuesday, August 18th 2009 - 01:04:02 PM
Name: Rob Hagen
E-mail address: rbtjhagen@gmail.com
Comments:Hello Mr. Tim Sparks. Hope all is well with you. Get yourself a facebook page so I be your fan and see if you still like Jameson's, Rolling Rocks, or a combination thereof. I'm around and still dig SCIFI and things.
Friday, July 31st 2009 - 09:44:13 PM
Name: Michael Hunt
E-mail address: michaelhunt82@yahoo.com
Comments:Just writing to say that I stopped by and loved the site.

Friday, June 26th 2009 - 03:36:48 PM
Name: Ruediger
E-mail address: rac-removeagainstspam@ehcsa-regideur-reversedomain.de
Comments:So is Tim back? I sent him email after the workshop in Böblingen, but since then I hadn't found a trace of him being anywhere on the face of the earth... no update on the homepage, his myspace site gone, no new gigs, no email reply :-( ... have he and Cheryl made it safely back from Morocco? Certainly hope so!
Monday, January 19th 2009 - 04:37:11 AM
Name: Bruce
Comments:Yes, William, chord symbols are a good guide. I don't know why they are not more common. They are used in Tim's transcription of "Abu's Courtyard" and "Mahshav".
Saturday, January 17th 2009 - 08:07:03 AM
Name: William
E-mail address: willy927@optonline.net
Comments:Question: Why doesn't most fingerstyle sheet music contain chord symbols? I'm an aspiring fingerstyle player and I find that the chord notation helps me position my hand properly. Thanks.
Monday, October 20th 2008 - 11:15:48 AM
Name: Sharon Fitzpatrick
E-mail address: LiveAndInPerson@gmail.com
Comments:Won't you come to California?????
Thursday, September 18th 2008 - 11:33:46 AM
Name: George Scott
E-mail address: DeathsBite@hotmail.com
Homepage URL: http://www.google.co.uk
Comments:Hi Tim, I'm George and im a teenage aspiring guitar player, although i prefer it as a hobby rather than a profession. I found your samples on Soundclick while randomly browsing the internet for blues and country guitar, and i was blown away! by far the best fingerpicker i have heard, it is truly beautiful - keep up the good work!
Thursday, June 26th 2008 - 10:17:24 AM
Name: Chris
E-mail address: krzychu.y@wp.pl
Comments:Hi Tim! I am from Poland. I like John Zorn's music. You was played "Ravayah" on "Masada Guitars". It's immense! :) Have you got note of this? If you have, can you send this on my e-mail?

P.S: Sorry for my english, but I am not good in this :)
Friday, June 20th 2008 - 09:20:32 AM
Name: José Alberto
E-mail address: joacsilva@gmail.com
Comments:Hi Tim I´m from Brasil, and a fingerpicker, and admire your work, and have a technical question about fingerpicking.I use nails to play , and sometimes acrilic nails ,that a manicure provides,and would like to know if you play with nails, and if so how do you take care of them ?
José Alberto
Tuesday, June 17th 2008 - 01:15:11 PM
Name: Andrew Shields
E-mail address: Andrew.Shields@unibas.ch
Homepage URL: http://andrewjshields.blogspot.com
Comments:Just listening again to one of my favorite CDs, Greg Brown's "Dream Cafe," and I was floored for the hundredth time by your spectacular solo on "I Don't Know That Guy." Utterly beautiful from first note to last!
Saturday, June 7th 2008 - 03:02:34 AM
Name: Serge Zombek
E-mail address: serge.zombek@coditel.net
Comments:Hi Tim,
It was absolutely delightfull to see and hear you at the Bellevilloise, sunday evening, Except the unperfect soundcheck and the naive and littel respect fullaudience at the bar, it was for me like a dream. Thank you so much.

Serge from Brussels

PS : Do you intend of give other concerts or master classes in Paris or in Europe?
Wednesday, November 14th 2007 - 01:34:02 AM
Name: mike
E-mail address: michaeldeanmusic@aol.com
Comments:great site
Friday, November 2nd 2007 - 10:07:35 AM
Name: Jeff Johansen
E-mail address: jjohansend2h@comcast.net
Comments:Tim, I love your playing. You have the ability to emote through the strings. That goes way beyond chops. Any plans to release your videos on DVD.
Friday, September 28th 2007 - 04:26:13 PM
Name: eddie jones
Comments:great guitarist here. listen up folks!
Wednesday, September 5th 2007 - 03:55:30 PM
Name: Dean Lambrecht
E-mail address: dlambrecht@earthlink.net
Comments:Hi Tim,

I sent an email, too, but am trying to get in touch to get you a copy of your 10KLF recording.

Wednesday, August 29th 2007 - 07:04:29 PM
Name: Vince Wenzell
E-mail address: creaturefrom@msn.com
Comments:Hi Tim, Thanks for playing at Virginia's funeral today! It was good to see you again. Vince
Monday, August 27th 2007 - 01:16:22 PM
Name: Dean
E-mail address: spencerd@bsci.com
Comments:Hey Tim!
How 'ya doin'?!
I have to admit that was some mighty fine Spanish Wine we had up in Winnie! Here's to a great late night dorm jam! Thanks again for all the lessons- I've been working on Blind Mary.
Take Care,
Thursday, August 23rd 2007 - 01:44:34 PM
Name: Jake Sparrow
E-mail address: capnofthepearl@yahoo.com
Comments:Great site.

Cap'n Jake
Wednesday, August 15th 2007 - 10:13:50 AM
Name: Soc
E-mail address: soc_madic@hushmail.com
Comments:I only play the air guitar, but I liked this site anyways.
Saturday, July 21st 2007 - 01:34:54 AM
Name: jack
E-mail address: jackshjt@gmail.com
Comments:nice site. ive always liked this sort of thing over that hiphop rubbish the radio never stops playing.
Saturday, January 20th 2007 - 05:20:07 AM
Name: Animatrixie
E-mail address: animatrixie@hotmail.com
Comments:I have been enjoying your Jewish music inspired (particularly) CDs for about 5 years now....Such lovely, soothing sounds - they're perfect for creating art to, or just having a cozy listen to on a cold, cloudy day, as your music warms the soul!...Actually, I believe I've even enjoyed them while driving through Southern California's wine country on a sunny summer's day, too. :) I love them all and look forward to more. I hope you'll come to Los Angeles some time soon.

Best Wishes!
Wednesday, January 17th 2007 - 06:17:03 PM
Name: Rolf Ö (Sweden)
E-mail address: rolf.ostlund@yahoo.se
Comments:I have detected Your music for the first time (http://www.minor7th.com/)
The music touched me.....the topics of the day
to my friends.
Tuesday, January 2nd 2007 - 02:13:34 AM
Name: Peter Schwarzbauer
E-mail address: peter.schwarzbauer@boku.ac.at
Comments:Any chance to see you in Vienna/Austria within the next year???
Merry Christmas
Sunday, December 24th 2006 - 06:48:57 AM
Name: John Gwinn
E-mail address: stringbean@fastmail.fm
Homepage URL: http://tomdelay.com
Comments:when you gonna be in Minneapolis? you slothy tippler.
Wednesday, December 13th 2006 - 01:58:28 PM
Name: Eddie Punch
E-mail address: eddiepunch@arcor.de
Comments:Him Tim, hopefully I'll see you in Karlsruhe on November 26 at Peter FInger's "Guitar Night" thang.

I need a brush up on "Es So Quero Em Xodo" (how to pronounce it !) We met at IGS in Seattle in 2003 and survived a deadly fart attack in the practice room. Since then I've survived a heart attack and what to get back into playing guitar again
Sunday, October 1st 2006 - 03:11:17 PM
Name: Simone
E-mail address: simonemorrow1@aol.com

Tim, I must have spent an hour searching on my computer tonight trying to find the Tim S whom I had just barely heard before the program was over on radio station KQED here in San Jose, CA, this past Sunday, April 30. I believe it was a NPR broadcast. I immediately called the station to find out who was that awesome guitarist I just heard. They called me back the next day, and gave me your name and the CD named "At the Rebbe's Table". Well, I lost the paper, and could only remember Tim S, and the CD At The....... My search was not in vain, however, as I finally found your website! With all your travels, it appears that you have not played in California. Well, I hope to change that if I'm right. I will bring your name to the attention of the leaders of the Jewish Community Center in Los Gatos, CA. with the hope of inviting you to give a concert. Wow! Wouldn't that be kool! Hope to see and hear you play live one day soon.

Shalom B'shem Adonai,
Simone 5/3/2006
Wednesday, May 3rd 2006 - 12:21:25 AM
Name: bj hallquist
E-mail address: bjhallquist@yahoo.com
Comments:I was curious so I googled my dad, Billy Hallquist, and this site came up. I am his oldest son and his biggest fan. I was just wondering how the two of you know eachother. Get back to me.
Sunday, March 19th 2006 - 05:33:19 PM
Name: Daniel
E-mail address: nprolog@perestroika.org
Comments:The duet with Pat Donohue on Prairie Home Companion last week was great. I'd love to hear a record of the both of you together!
Monday, February 20th 2006 - 09:06:48 PM
Name: Anita Shearouse
E-mail address: ashearouse@cox.net
Homepage URL: http://N/A
Comments:Did you play a rendition of Freight Train during Home Prairie Hour today?
If so, what is the name of your CD that contains that song?
Your music is so pretty that I can't find the words to express how happy it makes me feel.
Sunday, February 12th 2006 - 03:35:20 PM
Name: paul and sandy
E-mail address: epplings@earthlink.net
Comments:Hi Tim, we are so happy to hear you will be on prairie home!!!! We'll be listening both times it's on! See you next summer!
Thursday, February 9th 2006 - 03:57:13 PM
Name: Elliot Weiss
E-mail address: esweiss@berklee.net
Comments:Hey Tim, happy new year! I am a recent fan of yours and heard about your workshops. I was wondering if you had any plans of conducting classes in the New York area for 2006.
Tuesday, January 31st 2006 - 02:40:49 PM
Name: Alan McCahey
E-mail address: jolly_gypo@hotmail.com
Comments:Hey Tim! This is Alan here from the college in Dundalk. Just want to say thanks for the tutorial you gave us and that the gig you played in the spirit store was excellent. Especially since there was a small turn out and you still went ahead and played as if there was a full room. Well you left me with plenty of material to work with for building my guitar skills so once agian thanks for everything.
So till next time, Enjoy and take care of yourself!
Thursday, November 24th 2005 - 07:23:55 AM
Name: Peter Smith
E-mail address: rabyte_99@yahoo.com
Comments:Very much enjoyed your concert at Jersey Arts Centre yesterday. I particularly appreciated the pieces with South American flavours. I am wondering if you like the music of Piazolla.
Thursday, November 17th 2005 - 04:40:55 PM
Name: Joe
E-mail address: scrabblednokc@aol.com
Comments:Tim--Looking forward to hearing you in Oklahoma City next week when you open for Dolly! You'll love the venue at the Ford Center. While you are in town, if time allows, you should make arrangments to see the Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial. It is very inspirational! It isn't very far at all from the Ford Center!
Blessings to you!
Friday, November 4th 2005 - 06:07:46 AM
Name: Mark Berry
E-mail address: mdberry1@earthlink.net
Comments:Hello Tim,
You were great in Evansville, Indiana!! I loved your playing and really enjoyed your set more than your closing act !!
I love to see you in your own concert!! Any where within 200 mi. of my Kentucky home and I am there...
I wanted to buy a cd and say hello but I was on the floor and you were going to be up at the top!!
Thank you the great music!!
Wednesday, November 2nd 2005 - 12:31:58 PM
Name: Stewart Banenfeld
E-mail address: stewartkb1@hotmail.com
Comments:funny stuff!
Thursday, August 4th 2005 - 12:00:10 AM
Name: 1hao
E-mail address: dwcw@163.com
Homepage URL: http://www.3gangel.net
Comments:HI~~~~~~~good web
Wednesday, July 27th 2005 - 03:33:01 AM
Name: Matt Wambach
E-mail address: chuckowner@yahoo.com
Comments:Wow!! quite the 'tour'. I am happy for you to see how well all is going for you and your music.
Hope all is well in DL, and Say "hi" to cheryl for me.
Take care and I'm watching for the next time you're in Minneaplis touring....

Matt.(former WE Fest/artist hosp.)

Friday, June 10th 2005 - 11:04:07 AM
Name: Matt Wambach
E-mail address: chuckowner@yahoo.com
Comments:Wow!! quite the 'tour'. I am happy for you to see how well all is going for you and your music.
Hope all is well in DL, and Say "hi" to cheryl for me.
Take care and I'm watching for the next time you're in Minneaplis touring....

Matt.(former WE Fest/artist hosp.)

Friday, June 10th 2005 - 11:03:12 AM
Name: Ron Rohovit
E-mail address: rrohovit@cscmail.org

Good to hear your terrific music and see that you are doing so well. Let me know if you ever get out to LA. It would be good to see you again. Take care.

Ron Rohovit
Tuesday, April 19th 2005 - 08:22:04 AM
Name: FZ_1981
E-mail address: fsfda@msn.com
Homepage URL: http://bt.3gangel.com
Sunday, January 16th 2005 - 10:15:51 PM
Name: Jacopo Ninni
E-mail address: il_soprano@inventati.org
Comments:I've seen (and heard...of course) you in Florence.
come back again !!
Thursday, December 30th 2004 - 09:50:37 AM
Name: Dove
E-mail address: DSWeimar@yahoo.com
Comments:Hi Pops,

Just wanted to tell you I think your great and I'm sorry I could not take you out on the town for your birthday. Are you really 50? You inspire me to be all I can be!


The Son
Thursday, November 11th 2004 - 12:44:08 PM
Name: Lee Atwater
E-mail address: lee@leeatwater,com
Homepage URL: http://www.leeatwater.com
Comments:Hi Tim - long time....how are you? I'm still listening to your great guitar - love it! Let me know when you're in my neck of the woods again (New Jersey) - would sure like to see ya.

Very best
Thursday, October 28th 2004 - 04:34:26 PM
Name: Billy Hallquist
E-mail address: billyhallquist@yahoo.com

You were an awesome player 30 years ago when we played in Macavity. Glad to see you're still in the business, thriving and surviving.
Wednesday, October 27th 2004 - 12:15:47 AM
Name: Nick Eberhardt
E-mail address: nick_eberhardt@hotmail.com
Comments:hello Tim,

Sorry I missed you in MN last month, we just survived Hurricane Francis, and were gnawing our nails at another one coming our direction. Oh well, just wanted to say keep up the good work, let me know if you and the Misses want a vacation to Florida, Im sure we could find a few wonderful venues to house one of the greats such as yourself.
God Bless
Saturday, September 11th 2004 - 10:01:00 PM
Name: Steve Rueckert
E-mail address: wingedwords@rcn.com
Comments:Tim, you are the best teacher I have ever had..Thanks for a great time at IGS this summer. Steve
Friday, September 10th 2004 - 07:27:01 PM
Name: eddie
Comments:wow! the Neshamah book looks great! thanks a lot!! it was a lonnnnnnnnggggggg wait!

Wednesday, August 18th 2004 - 06:18:39 PM
Name: David Gillis
E-mail address: info@davidgillis.com
Homepage URL: http://www.davidgillis.com
Comments:Tim Sparks - WOW!!
He's got his own signature sound, bending stings every which way, holding it all together, harmonically rich and supremely musical all the while. And a super nice guy to boot.
But don't boot him, that wouldn't be nice.
Tuesday, August 10th 2004 - 07:20:57 PM
Name: eddie
Comments:hey tim sparks #2, ya, tim #1 is good!! he's a highly respected guitarist internationally and has been around a long time. US fingerstyle champion too and just check out the site and see the awards, CDs and publications. buy a cd and see!

good luck to you

Wednesday, June 30th 2004 - 12:46:27 PM
Name: awww, come on Sparksy
E-mail address: billy.bloggs@hotmail.com
Comments:damn right its good - he wrote the Blue Oyster Bar theme (unplugged version)
Wednesday, June 30th 2004 - 03:21:33 AM
Name: Tim Sparks
E-mail address: Sparkst2@cba.com.au
Comments:You have my name... your music better be good!


Tuesday, June 29th 2004 - 10:20:20 PM
Name: Paddy Mc Millen
E-mail address: starggazer1@eircom.net
Comments:I have just heard last week "Cancion Mixteca" played on a bottleneck guitar in the Midlands of Ireland. I love this type of music and when listening to it I get a feeling inside me which is beautiful. I would like to get some CDs of Mexician love songs and songs of their homeland. We Irish are always singing about our homeland, but I would love to learn some songs like "Cancion Mixteca"it is sad but beautifully harmonic. I hope some one will come to my rescue Paddy
Wednesday, May 12th 2004 - 07:33:34 AM
Name: steve jarosz
E-mail address: blue7voodoo@hotmail.com
Comments:learning this stuff by ear is way more rewarding than reading it. your ear gives you what you can handle and play effectively. that tascam slow it down machine helps alot.ear can also help you go off on a tangent and make up your own thing, which tim sparks here obviously did.i like his arrangements way better than his influences. so maybe its genius coming from the word genuine. (itd be cool if it meant "genie")
Wednesday, April 14th 2004 - 12:07:11 PM
Name: Ego Chibuzor
E-mail address: egochibuzor1@yahoo.co.uk
Comments:Outstanding show.. very nice
Wednesday, April 7th 2004 - 02:46:27 AM
Name: Blake Hansen
Comments:Great website! I have really enjoyed the free transcriptions and sound files!

Keep it up!
Monday, April 5th 2004 - 01:18:24 PM
Name: eddie
Comments:great new site design!
Saturday, April 3rd 2004 - 06:10:13 AM
Name: john skelton
E-mail address: john@solvea.com
Homepage URL: http://www.afrojet.com
Comments:Wonderful show at the Ceder Cultural Center. The thoughtful arrangement of the set list, and the travelog made for an experience not unlike being taken on a tour of the world. I don't think I'd ever heard Japanese Blues Music before last night. Now I have.
Monday, December 8th 2003 - 08:14:56 AM
Name: John Daugherty
E-mail address: Happysdad@hotmail.com
Comments:I won tickets to Sunday's show at the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis. I'm really looking forward to seeing you perform. Thanks to KFAI and Dakota Dave Hull.
Thursday, December 4th 2003 - 06:53:47 PM
Name: Ken Mooneyham
E-mail address: kenben7@aol.com
Comments:The comment from your Mom at the bottom brought a tear to my eye. If she's your number one fan, I am number 2. See you in Charlotte, NC soon (11/01) and maybe in Minnesota at the end of the month. Take care and if you ever need a place to stay while you're in town, feel free to contact me as we would love to have you as our guest.
Friday, September 19th 2003 - 12:41:11 PM
Name: Red
Comments:Great site and a great musician. Thanks!
Thursday, June 12th 2003 - 07:03:06 AM
Name: eddie
Comments:any word on the Neshamah book??? as if... :)

Wednesday, June 4th 2003 - 01:33:29 PM
Name: Mate Nogradi
E-mail address: nogma@freemail.hu
Comments:Hi Tim,

Thank you for your concert in my little village, Ersekvadkert. Your compositions was very good for me and my friends.
I hope we will meet again!

Best wishes!
Sunday, May 18th 2003 - 06:02:52 AM
Name: Edward Willis
E-mail address: insta_gator237@hotmail.com
Comments:Howdy y'all, I came across this site today as part of my endless travels on the internet and thought I'd "sign the guestbook." Tim, though I had never heard your music until you performed at LMC in April, I was blown away! Every song you played was dynamic and unlike most things I've heard before, even that "simple" song you learned when you were eleven or so. "Cornbread and Baklava" was my favorite by far... didn't think it was possible to mix those two styles of music!!? Hope to see/hear you back soon.
Your humbled listener,
Friday, April 25th 2003 - 04:40:10 PM
Name: Alicia Stone
E-mail address: alicia@aliciastone.com
Homepage URL: http://www.aliciastone.com
Comments:Just checking in from madison county georgia, thought your page was swell , Alicia xXx
Tuesday, April 15th 2003 - 04:27:09 AM
Name: Klaus-Achim von Droisdorf
E-mail address: kavd@hotmail.com
Homepage URL: http://www.cd4500.net/
Comments:WWWoW - good stuff.
Monday, April 14th 2003 - 05:55:44 AM
Name: Bertrand Dubois
E-mail address: bertrand.dubois@skynet.be
Homepage URL: http://users.swing.be/guitareacoustique
Comments:Hi Tim,
Hi everybody on this site !
On March 15th, in Belgium, we have invited Tim for a concert. Of course, Tim is a great musician, a great guitar player but, with my friends and family, we have discovered a great man.

Thank you Tim ! Thank you for your musical poems.

François, Agnès, Pierre, Baptiste, Thibaut
Bertrand, Françoise, Martin, Gilles, Rémi
Tuesday, March 18th 2003 - 02:14:34 AM
Name: Alicia Davidson
Homepage URL: http://www.4guests.com
Comments:Fantastic site. Thanks
Wednesday, March 5th 2003 - 02:15:30 PM
Name: MUGU
E-mail address: MUGU@EMAIL.COM
Homepage URL: http://www.lalecheliga.de
Sunday, February 23rd 2003 - 10:01:22 AM
Name: eddie
Comments:geeze guys... listen to tim's comping behind eric's cello solo on la serena... good stuff!!

Wednesday, January 22nd 2003 - 11:28:20 AM
Name: Geoff Bennett Speer
E-mail address: stupidroom@juno.com
Comments:Mr. Sparks, I stand in awe and admiration of everything that you've done, especially with your Balkan musical explorations. I've played guitar for 18 years but never could find a way to make it sing the stari pesmi of my youth in Jugoslavija. I learned accordion, baglama saz, kaval, frula, etc ... anything and everything to bring me closer to this music that I love. Imagine my surprise when I learned that a North Cackalacky neighbor (I'm in VA) with a country blues background bridged that chasm and stayed true to the six-string, all at the same time. Thanks for everything. Hvala! Ziveli!
Sunday, January 19th 2003 - 12:36:45 PM
Name: eddie
Comments:i agree Paul!!!! i emailed them too and got the same answer and its horrible. they put it off long enough. i thought if enough of us pushed they'd change their minds.

anyway, two of us complained.


Thursday, December 12th 2002 - 06:29:18 PM
Name: Paul O'HAre
E-mail address: pohare@sbcglobal.net
I heard from MelBay that the Neshamah book will not be released until Oct/Nov of 2003! Ouch! The entire music recording/publishing industry needs a swift kick in the pants. Is there any possibility of by-passing this sad excuse for a business and purchasing transcriptions from Neshamah individually like some of the other tunes you sell at this site? Even something scribbled on the back of some toilet paper would be better than nothing. I've the skeleton of a few of them worked out, I suppose I should try harder on some of the ones that I can't get a grip on but it'd certainly be better to learn them correctly the first time round. It's a fantastic album.

Love your music,keep it coming!
Thursday, December 12th 2002 - 02:48:38 PM
Name: Rene Sell
E-mail address: renesell@hotmail.com

Just wanted to thank you for the great music. My fiance bought "At the Rebbe's Table" about 2 weeks ago, and I have listened to it every day since. What a powerful album. I'm amazed by your talent! Thanks for a great show at NYC's Center for Jewish History last night-- we were blown away.

Take Care, Rene
Sunday, December 8th 2002 - 07:37:44 AM
Name: eddie
Comments:i see the notice that the neshamah book is delayed by mel bay (again!!!) and your note to contact them. i am going to do this and use my voice to encourage them to release the book!!!!!!

Thursday, December 5th 2002 - 05:14:10 PM
Name: al
Comments:great show with your group at the walker!!!!! wow! sold out too it looked like!
Tuesday, December 3rd 2002 - 05:41:48 PM
Name: Ben
E-mail address: jewishradio@hotmail.com
Homepage URL: http://www.jewishradio.cjb.com
Comments:I've been playing At The Rebbe's Table a lot. This is good music.
Monday, November 25th 2002 - 09:06:01 AM
Name: Mayuki Tatemoto
E-mail address: acoustic-jp@acoustic-jp.com
Homepage URL: http://www.acoustic-jp.com
Comments:Dear Timsan
Thank you very mach at Japan.
I am weak on Writing&Speaking English.sorry
Timsan Sall we eat ShabShab together at Japan?.
Someday I will Speak&Write English. I Want.

See you again=Saikai

Nakabayashi Boeki
Mayuki Tatemoto
Tuesday, November 5th 2002 - 05:42:44 PM
Name: Dwight Burney
E-mail address: burneydw@ortholink.net
Comments:Tim: I am getting caught in a trap trying to buy several copies of "One String Leads to Another" through the links on your web site - neither CD Now nor Elderly Instruments has it listed. I love the disc, want to share it with family as holiday gifts. Any other ideas? Hope your current tour is going well, and hope you'll be back in New Mexico soon. Dwight & Gwenn
Sunday, November 3rd 2002 - 08:19:11 PM
Name: Rebecca Petersen
E-mail address: rebeccap@prtel.com
Homepage URL: http://www.fergusarts.org
Comments:Hey Tim! I was at The LRAC website and saw your link. Your site is "WAY COOL!" Wow! A Japan Tour. Let's touch base when you get back. Rebecca Petersen, Fergus Falls, A Center for the Arts.
Thursday, October 10th 2002 - 03:03:49 PM
Name: sam
Comments:great stuff... thanks for sharing your gift.

Monday, September 16th 2002 - 01:55:56 PM
Name: Tara Sparks Pitts
E-mail address: deacons96@yahoo.com
Comments:Hey Uncle Tim,

Just found your website--guess I am a little slow. I've been playing Tanz & One String in my office--people who stop by always ask who's playing. Dad's got the Rebbe CD, so I will have to get it from him.

Take care and tell Cheryl hello--maybe we'll see you in Sept.

Monday, August 26th 2002 - 08:07:41 AM
Name: gilles
E-mail address: doczik@caramail.com
Homepage URL: http://www.doczik.com
Comments:Hi Tim,

I send you a sample cd few days ago, Even it is not good produced and not applicated, I hope you will recognized a part of your influence.
Tell me if you come in Europe this year.
I'll try to get you concerts...;-)

Wednesday, August 7th 2002 - 06:52:12 AM
Name: Rodney
Comments:Mark - There is a link to Elderly Instruments web site on the Publications page for Balkan Dreams book.
Tuesday, June 18th 2002 - 07:36:55 AM
Name: mark burnham in concord CA
E-mail address: markburn007@yahoo.com
Comments:WOW! Tim you really are my favourite guitar player. I'm a guitar major still in school (and a student of mike williams, you know him right). Anyhoo, i played blues on Bartok st. for one of my recitals and i've ever since been trying to get my hands on the whole music book for balkhan dreams suite but it's out of print now. do you or anyone else know of a way to get that book. thanks a lot.
Tim, keep creating. we need more players with your compositional calibur.
cheers, mark.
Friday, June 7th 2002 - 12:02:20 PM
Name: Lynn
E-mail address: Psychswede@aol.com
Comments:Hey..today is the first day i have ever even heard of Tim Sparks..and i ordered At the Rebbe's Table right away after hearing a few pieces on the radio today...really amazing...
Tuesday, June 4th 2002 - 09:23:14 AM
Name: Nora
Comments:Great cd, Tim. You've done it again!
Wednesday, May 29th 2002 - 06:51:05 AM
Name: eddie
Comments:uh emma... don't hold back... tell us what you really think . :)

sounds great. i'll head over to amazon and hope they have it.
Saturday, April 27th 2002 - 11:47:23 AM
Name: Emma Salski
Comments:I just got At the Rebbe's Table hot off the presses and folks, get this CD! Personal favorites already are Beautiful City, La Serena, The Keys of Spain, and Todos si Heuron. When the band kicks in on Todos si Heuron I melt every time. And after the long tender intro to that tune... it is perfect. The second guitar by Marc was a great great idea and adds to the music as does the cello by Erik. The humor of Walking the Inlaws Home is great! I bet it was fun to record that one! Greg and Cyro are on this one too and provide a solid groove for Tim. Oh, and the John Zorn tune Mahshav is Tim at his best. Wow! I repeat... folks, get this CD!
Friday, April 26th 2002 - 07:41:02 PM
Name: Kelly
Comments:DO some more stuff like One String! :-)
Wednesday, March 27th 2002 - 05:40:55 PM
Name: Tim Sparks
E-mail address: TCGuitar@aol.com
Homepage URL: http://www.timsparks.com
Comments:Hey guys
Just a little message to say thanx for all these comments without your support i wouldn't be where i am today! Thanks again
Wednesday, February 27th 2002 - 07:56:58 PM
Name: nick eberhardt
E-mail address: nick_eberhardt@hotmail.com
Comments:hey Tim,
It's been a real privlage to come along side you in the past as a student, you have sincerly taught me more about the guitar, and the spirit it preserves in the last few years than anyone could have.
I know I speak on the behalf of more than one when I say that you are a true inspiration to young guitar players, and although we will never sound like you, your music is deep in our hearts.

Nick Eberhardt, (loyal student, and fan)
Monday, February 25th 2002 - 08:43:33 PM
Name: Nora
Comments:Tim, I think you should record another CD with a violin player and maybe a percussionist added there too like you did on some songs on your first two CDs.

Keep up the good work and all the lovely, lovely music you give to us.

Friday, February 8th 2002 - 01:58:20 PM
Name: eddie
Comments:thanks, bruce. i'll be looking forward to it. i love that cd.
Saturday, January 19th 2002 - 07:46:16 PM
Name: Bruce M.
Comments:The Neshamah book is at the publishers (Mel Bay) and is slated to be released in June or July 2002 before the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society festival. Apparently Mel Bay publishes a number of titles for release at that time. It will include all songs from the CD.

Tim will be heading to New York this month to record another CD of Jewish music for Tzadik.
Friday, January 18th 2002 - 02:11:17 PM
Name: Paul
Comments:I NEEEEED the Neshamah transcriptions! When, when, when?
Tuesday, January 8th 2002 - 02:40:56 PM
Name: eddie
Comments:when's that neshamah book coming out!?!!!

Tuesday, December 18th 2001 - 02:24:38 PM
Name: Bertrand
E-mail address: bertrand.dubois@skynet.be
Comments:Great idea to play in Thionville, not so far from Belgium.
It was great to meet you, to see you playing your Lakewood and to dream about jewish, balkan or mediterranean landscapes.

Thank you for your music.
Thursday, November 8th 2001 - 04:25:39 AM
Name: julien henaut
E-mail address: julien.henaut@wanadoo.fr
Comments:I just want to say a very big thank you for your yesterday concert in thionville in france.
thank you very much
Sunday, November 4th 2001 - 09:12:26 AM
Name: Jack McGurry
Comments:alllll rightttttt!!!! Tim, you are the man! Just got One String Leads to Another. Love it!
Tuesday, October 16th 2001 - 08:56:50 PM
Name: Nora
Comments:hi tim and all you guys and girls! tim is one of the greatest guitar players to come along in a long time. i really like the nutcracker and balkan dreams suite. in fact, i bet i listen to it 3-4 times a month straight through.

thanks for all the lovely music, tim!

Wednesday, October 10th 2001 - 11:40:33 AM
Name: Dale Grote
E-mail address: dagrote@email.uncc.edu
Comments:Hi Tim,

People are still talking about your concert in Charlotte,
NC last March. Any time you're on the road again, you've
got a place here to play. And thanks for the tip on Franco
Marone. We booked him for January.

Monday, October 1st 2001 - 10:12:11 AM
Name: eddie
Comments:thanks! i can't wait for the neshamah book to come out. the
web page just says 'coming soon' and that's been for a
couple months now!

Friday, September 28th 2001 - 12:54:31 PM
Name: Bruce
The majority of Tim's pieces are in standard tuning with a
few in Dropped D tuning (6th string down to D). It is also
important to remember that in most pieces the guitar is tuned
one step down then capoed at the 2nd fret. See the FAQs page
on this site for more information.

Sunday, September 16th 2001 - 01:47:42 PM
Name: Joel in Oakland
E-mail address: joel1@ix.netcom.com
Comments:please put me on your email list when you have a tour--or if
you're coming through the SF Bay area, specifically. I
missed you recently; hope to catch you the next time you're
Wednesday, August 15th 2001 - 11:24:42 PM
Name: eddie
Comments:do you ever use altered tunings or is your stuff all in standard? when are we gonna see some transcriptions?
Thursday, June 21st 2001 - 08:46:19 AM
Name: eddie
Comments:awesome stuff. great sounds from those stubby hands. tremendous technique.
Wednesday, June 13th 2001 - 06:47:52 AM
Name: greg phillips
Comments:Tim, saw u at CAAS a while back and u were great! When u coming back? keep it up man!
Thursday, June 7th 2001 - 07:03:24 AM
Name: Demetrius Tsitrelis
E-mail address: dtsitrelis@hotmail.com
Comments:Just had to say thank you for all the wonderful music.
Saturday, June 2nd 2001 - 09:23:42 AM
Name: gary raynor
Comments:you da man
Wednesday, April 11th 2001 - 03:36:45 PM
Name: Kate
Comments:Nice music from a fine musician. I love Neshamah very much.
Thanks for this wonderful music, Tim.
Wednesday, April 4th 2001 - 10:47:42 AM
Name: Chris Bereznay
E-mail address: chris@musicgearreview.com
Homepage URL: http://www.MusicGearReview.com
Comments:Great site! Keep up the good work!!!
Wednesday, March 21st 2001 - 07:08:12 PM
Name: Paul
E-mail address: pauandress@edina.k12.mn.us
Comments:Hi Tim,
You played my Olson today at Podium. It has never
sounded so good. Thanks for the time you spent letting
me listen to my beloved guitar. I know it wasn't your cup
of tea but it was a real pleasure for me.
Saturday, March 3rd 2001 - 07:45:34 PM
Name: Phillip Staffa
E-mail address: Phillgibson@aol.com
Comments:Ho Tim. I want to thank you for your great music. are you
going to have a tour in germany? i would be very happy.
please keep on playin.
Thursday, February 15th 2001 - 10:30:14 AM
Name: wayne nichols
E-mail address: chetatkins54@hotmail.com password:waynenichols34
Comments:im aguitarist friend of ray cummins i have my guitar tapes
for sale at 1 937 587 2840 is it hard to get a record deal?
also looking to join band thanks wn
Wednesday, February 14th 2001 - 02:59:27 PM
Name: Dick Faulkner
E-mail address: dick.faulkner@unisys.com
Comments:I heard you several years ago in Woodstock, Il. at Muriel's
All-Star Guitar show. You were the standout for me that
night. I bought your Nutcracker CD and I love it. I've
been looking for you at the CAAS Convention since then.
Hope you come again.
Saturday, February 3rd 2001 - 11:32:13 PM
Name: gert de meijer
E-mail address: gertdm@zeelandnet.nl
Homepage URL: http://www.people.zeelandnet.nl/gertdm
Comments:Tim this is mucho allright .
Thanks for this great music.
Friday, December 29th 2000 - 02:41:13 PM
Name: Greg Stanley
Comments:Hi Tim. I sure like your style. One String Leads to Another
is my favorite and I sure would like if you did another like
that one. How about one like that with a band? Ilive in
Minneapolis and would like to see you play here.

Saturday, December 23rd 2000 - 09:05:30 AM
Name: Steve Muckala
E-mail address: kandsmuck@aol.com
Comments:Must be OK if my little brother likes the music. I have
not heard your music but I do like Leo Kottke so if you're
as good as he is you're OK.
Friday, December 22nd 2000 - 07:40:51 PM
Name: anna lepore
E-mail address: annalepore31@yahoo.com
Comments:I listened to your music last 28 november in Livorno and I
enjoyed it very much.I bought 'One string leads...'and
'Tanz'. Thanks for your deep and soft music. I'd like to
know where are you going to play in Italy during the next
weeks. Would you contact 'Borderline' in Pisa ?
take care and good luck !
Saturday, December 2nd 2000 - 10:13:13 AM
Name: Andrea & Pauliina
E-mail address: anpaoand@tiscalinet.it
Comments:Hi Tim,

Thanks a lot for the emotion you gave us yesterday with
your music, Buona fortuna ! Ciao

Venezia 22/11/00
Thursday, November 23rd 2000 - 10:23:59 AM
Name: Larry L.
Comments:Very nice site. Keep up the good work.
Monday, November 6th 2000 - 08:49:12 AM
Name: GARY
E-mail address: garyblack@home.com
Comments:Man, Ilove your playing! Keep pickin'Tim; the world's a
better place knowing talent like yours is here to grace it!
Saturday, September 30th 2000 - 09:26:50 PM
Name: Phillipe
Comments:Bonjour Tim. I saw you at Winnipeg festival and enjoyed your
show and got your Neshamah CD too.
Saturday, August 26th 2000 - 03:09:03 PM
Name: Kachian
E-mail address: cskachian@stthomas.edu

VERY nice site. I'll call in the next 10 days.

Sunday, August 20th 2000 - 11:01:43 AM
Name: Andrew Pollard
Comments:I really like One String Leads to Another, especially Elegy
for Max. That is a great song. When are you going to perform
on the East coast?
Friday, August 11th 2000 - 06:45:00 AM
Name: Harvey Swanson
Comments:Thanks for all the great music, Tim.
Tuesday, August 1st 2000 - 06:35:26 AM
Name: Roger Dodger
Comments:Hey Tim - great stuff. I dig your sound and wonder where you
dig up these old tunes. The Klezmer stuff is great but give
us more like One String...

Saturday, July 29th 2000 - 03:56:57 PM
Name: Evelyn Sparks
E-mail address: sparksridge@webtv.net
Comments:Tim, Forgive me for all the many,many times
I told you to stop playing. Keep playing.
I'm your biggest fan.I love you.Mom

Saturday, July 29th 2000 - 09:24:25 AM
Name: Sid
Comments:Hi Tim! I like your page and really like your music. Keep up
the good work.
Saturday, July 29th 2000 - 07:09:14 AM
Name: Bruce
Comments:Welcome to Tim Sparks' guest book. You are welcome to share
your thoughts and comments. Tim will be dropping by on
occasion to read and comment.

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