Singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist Tim Kapeluck’s music is steeped in the traditions of bluegrass and Appalachian folk. Released in 2018, his first album, By Time
and Gravity, has 11 original songs including stories of characters that live on the fringes, social commentary, heartbreak and redemption. The CD delivers everything from barn burning, roof raising country folk to an Everly Brothers inspired ballad. All are created with Tim’s keen ear for poetic and insightful language as well as music that takes his traditional influences into a new realm with a voice The Woodstock Times describes as “as sweet as can be heard…in a performance that is as honest as you can get.”
Tim started playing guitar and fiddle as a teen, but his musical sensibilities began forming as a small child listening to the Barn Dance radio program from Wheeling West
Virginia which featured a parade of classic Bluegrass and Country music performers. Tim played for decades with banjo greats Bill Keith and Eric Weissberg. His band, The
Saturday Night Bluegrass Band, played ironically every Thursday night at The Colony, The Harmony Café, and The Bearsville Theater in Woodstock.
After coming back from a near death experience, Tim wrote the first song “When Death Comes Knockin,” an irreverent take on his too close call and the futility of trying to make a deal with death. Songs “Catskill Wind” and “Behind the Shokan Dam” pay tribute to his beloved Catskill Mountain home and local history.
Tim partnered with producer Julie Last who has worked on projects with Rickie Lee Jones, Joni Mitchell and Shawn Colvin, to bring the songs to life. She said “ He played me his songs and I was knocked out,”… “They were so full of heart and spirit. He is a masterful musician, and I loved the pureness and authenticity of his voice.” Playing on the album are some of Upstate New York’s finest acoustic musicians including Cindy Cashdollar on the dobro and lap steel. Cindy says of Tim, “With a voice like warmed honey and songwriting that can only come from a life that’s already lived a few, “By Time & Gravity” is a beautiful debut CD that shines.”