“Timothy Zieger is a singer-songwriter of uncommon depth…He is the epitome of the articulate folkie, whose music extends beyond the conventions of the genre, and whose songs have staying power.”–George Graham – Senior Producer and Host, WVIA Public Radio
Writing songs is a craft and an art, but also a way of framing life and thinking about it.
Tim’s songwriting draws on his life experiences as a father and teacher, expands on his studies in philosophy, history, and literature, and alludes to his interests in plants, exploration, and working with his hands. Through his music, Tim has the ability to weave intimate stories and engage his listeners with big questions and ideas.
Tim’s recorded works, the EP Now to Recall, and the concept album, North Light have been variously compared to Simon & Garfunkel, Bon Iver, and Sparklehorse, and described as “lush” and “full of longing.”
These projects represent a bright, though small, portion of Tim’s songwriting and work. An engaged member of his community, Tim facilitates a monthly meet-up of songwriters at The Gathering Place in Clarks Summit, PA and leads community music events at libraries, festivals, and other venues throughout his home region.
Tim has been a featured artist on WBRE’s PA Live! and WVIA’s Homegrown Music, for the Scranton Cultural Center, the Wyoming County Cultural Center, and numerous other venues. He has engaged audiences in schools and nursing homes, at house concerts and cafes, places of worship and festivals. His musicianship and intuitions have made him a welcome contributor to many other artists’ projects.
Though many of these activities were interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic through 2020, new hopes and exciting opportunities attend 2021 and beyond. Joined by pianist and composer, Zach Sprowls, Tim looks forward to connecting with audiences around compelling songs that underscore our shared human experience.
When he’s not writing songs or performing, Tim’s teaching, riding a bike, tending a garden, reading, carving spoons, or watching Jay Leno’s Garage with his wife and kids in the Endless Mountains of Pennsylvania.