A beloved fixture in the Boston music scene for more than 25 years, Tim Gearan has become a bonafide local music hero. His warm, raspy baritone, jaw-dropping guitar skills and wry, poignant songwriting have graced the bars, pubs, and music halls throughout New England, creating a loyal cult-like following. Gearan, a New York native, started his career as a lead blues guitarist, spending ten years touring as a sideman for the great Toni Lynn Washington, as well as collaborating with the Grammy-winning singer/guitarist Susan Tedeschi. Finding his own artistic voice, Gearan settled in Somerville and began writing and performing on his own, crafting an intoxicating blend of Americana, folk and blues with shades of Randy Newman, Tom Waits, JJ Cale, Leon Russell and Lowell George. He quickly established himself as a force in the Boston’s resurgent roots music scene, and his Boston area residencies have become a “can’t miss” staples of the city’s nightlife. Gearan has released 7 albums to date, with the most recent entitled "I Thought You Were Somebody Else" released this summer.

“Tim Gearan is just Too talented to remain a local hero”- Boston Globe

 "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) .

Booking, Sync and Licensing:

All original songs registered with BMI

Tim currently plays a duo song swap with Christian McNeill on Tuesdays at Sally O’Brien’s in Somerville, which will last until McNeill’s departure from Boston in November, 2019 which is quickly becoming another local favorite hang. Nate Dow calls it “Pure listening gold” in his blog review:"

Somewhere between firmly rooted, literate rock, and dreamscapes for a long drive on a hot summer’s day, this record will at once remind you who you are, and make you forget where you are going.. “I Thought You Were Somebody Else” is available on iTunes, Amazon and where ever you buy music. You can find Gearan's entire discography at

TV and Film placements:

  • Justified S3 . E13 . April 2012

  • Justified S5 . E5 .   Feb 2014

  • Tomorrow People S1 . E6 .   Nov 2013

  • NCIS: NOLA S3 . E18 . March 2017

Awards/ Accolades

2009 . Just Plain Folks- Male Singer Songwriter song- “One More Day”

2009. Just Plain Folks -Album Nominee “No Remedy”

2012 . Boston Music Award- Best Ongoing Residency: Atwood’s Tavern

2004. Boston Music Award- Gibson Guitar Unsung Hero award