"Tim Lake could take his place among the greatest banjoists of any style"
Paul E. Comeau, Dirty Linen Magazine, 1995

Singer-songwriter, composer, performer, and teacher Tim Lake is a multi-talented musician who has been playing banjo and guitar as a professional musician for over 20 years. He has performed across the United States and internationally with his group "The Little Big Band." Among his credits are the release of ten albums of original songs.

A master on his instrument, Lake's music displays rare qualities heard on the radio far too infrequently. The sound is pure with the words coming straight from the heart and soul, breaking the conventional barriers of modern music. While over 90 percent of the compositions on his albums are original, Lake also often turns his eye to the classics, giving them his unique spin.

But his musical abilities are not limited strictly to songs and ballads. In 1991 he completed his doctoral dissertation, resulting in "An American Concerto for 5-String Banjo and Orchestra," a masterwork that proved, in one fell swoop, that a banjo can successfully be put on a concert hall stage to good reviews.

 

Interview by Lindsey Seavert
Channel 10 TV
Columbus, Ohio
April 2007