Apr 19, 2020

Tim's "Home Routes" Concert, from home, April 17, 2020

I was asked to participate in a livestreaming format from a Canadian organization called "Home Routes/ Chemin Chez Nous". The date allotted to me was April 17,2020. Performers from Canada and the USA have a chance to be heard during this isolation time of the pandemic.
I played a 46 minute show with my guitar, banjo, ukulele, and mandolin.

Here's a YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WVAKGkCPa0&t=118s

2020 JazzFest At Sea Caribbean Cruise

My wife and I had a fun 11-day cruise on the MSC Divina as part of the JazzFest At Sea group. We left Miami on January 17 and returned on January 28, 2020.

I conducted the Banjos at Sea group each morning high up in the Galaxy Lounge, offering panoramic views while playing our music. There was free time available for me to offer lessons too.

Near the end of the cruise, I joined John Skillman's band for an hour show. Lots of fun!

We stopped in Jamaica, Panama, Honduras, Costa Rica, Mexico, and the Bahamas, before returning to Miami.

Because of the covid-19 pandemic, we might not be on any more cruises for a while, so thank goodness we all returned in time to avoid the virus.

Here some shots from this wonderful cruise...












May 5, 2019

FRANCE Concert, September / October 2018

Tim and Nida had an opportunity of seeing more of Provence and the French Riviera while preparing for a concert near Avignon. Here are a few memorable pictures.













Apr 30, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY, Banjo Hall Of Fame Museum, BANJO FEST, September 7+ 8, 2018

Tim was invited to perform in place of one of the honored inductees, Borgy Borgerson, who could not attend his induction ceremony. Tim was also invited to perform at the first Banjo Fest, which included world famous 5-string players: Bela Fleck, Tony Trishka, and John McEwan.

Here is a short video of the four of us trading off four bars each of "The Sheik Of Araby":
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pqC0GOGNu0

Here are Bela and Tony rehearsing at the theater before the audience arrived.






Here is Tim playing "There'll Be Some Changes Made" for Inductee Borgy Borgerson.



Tim and friends let loose after the ceremony dinner at the "Your Father's Mustache" bar at the museum.
























KLONDIKE FOLLIES, July 31, August 1 and 2, 2018

    Cast of 2018 Grant Simpson Vaudeville Productions with headliner Tim Allan.
  



     Look at this first rehearsal with 9 banjos and 1 mandolin!

     The Yukon River flows north through majestic countryside.

Sarasota Music Archive Concert, January 24, 2018



     Tim was asked by the Sarasota Music Archives curator to compile and perform an hour of American songs written around the beginning of the 20th century.
     Here is the list of songs Tim played:


JAZZ FEST AT SEA 2018 Caribbean Cruise


2018 JazzFest At Sea: January 3 to 13

Tim performed a solo concert and conducted the "Banjos At Sea" band once again on the MSC Divina on a 10-day Caribbean cruise, leaving from Miami.

Banjos and other instruments and singers would arrive each morning in the Sky Deck for 2 hours of requests and jamming. Tim had his two song books available for the musicians to follow along if they could not play by ear.


                                        Tim's solo concert with guitar and banjo.


                          Howard Alden kindly backed Tim up on a couple of songs, too.


                   Some Canadian jammer friends got a picture.