Known for his “guttural voice (that) bears a captivating, rustic quality-similar to the smoky style of M. Ward,” (The Northeast Performer) Tim Gearan was raised in New York, yet is lovingly claimed by the legendary Boston music community, where he has been playing music for over 25 years.
Gearan is regularly sought after by countless musicians for his uninhibited, soulful guitar playing, creative soaring abilities. and song writing collaborations.
After 10 years of touring nationally and abroad as a sideman guitarist for Toni Lynn Washington, Gearan has been performing his own music with a remarkable band of Boston MVPs almost exclusively, occasionally stripping down his songs at several listening rooms to a full house.


To say Gearan’s fans are loyal and adoring is an understatement; his cast of ever expanding and long-time followers show their devotion by showing up to his weekly residencies week after week.  "Tim’s songs are near enough to the source of things that any player wants to get near them, it's like a watering hole, just a natural phenomenon; it's where the critters gather."  (songwriter/collaborator, Peter Mulvey)”
And gather they do. Music lovers and Boston’s most prestigious musicians have packed Gearan’s weekly residency at Atwood’s Tavern, a musician-favorite venue in Cambridge, Friday after Friday for years and counting.  For 11 years before that, he packed a Monday night residency at the famed Toad in Cambridge.


These days, you can catch Tim playing with some the best musicians Boston has to offer, every 1st and 3rd Friday nights of the month, at Atwood's Tavern in Cambridge, MA.  Tim's residency at Atwood's was awarded the Boston Music Award's Best Ongoing Live Residency in 2012, and has had several nominations since then.

Gearan continues to collaborate with an amazement of artists in Boston and beyond.  

His most recent album "Mostly Love" was released this spring. It is a collection of 11 songs that are about mostly love in all its variations. You can find "Mostly Love" and Gearan's entire discography at






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Front Page Photographer: Paul Janovitz

Musician: Tim Gearan