Maybe it was all the bird feeders outside his father’s kitchen window. I mean, any boob can write a song, but for Tim Ko., songwriting is a natural progression.
That’s not to say there weren’t any lessons to be learned along the way. Tim began to play guitar at folk masses in church. In high school, he teamed up with some other North Jersey kids to form the groove/grunge band, CottonMouth (1992). With Tim’s songs and a group of great players, the band plowed through college, harvesting themselves a substantial following in Lowell, Mass. But, as it goes… the band broke up.
On his own in New York City(1999), Tim began to shift his songwriting craft to a more roots centered sound and along with that grew a more natural approach to his music… approachable melodies and to-the-point lyrics. Under the name “The Almighty Buck”, Tim leads a variety of talented musicians.
2004 began with the release of The Almighty Buck’s first full length album, “Horse and Rider”. It’s a well put together collection of songs that connect country, reggae, doo-wop, and good old rock n’ roll into a seamless blanket that warms the listener’s ears. The mix of hi-fi and lo-fi throughout the album really tells what the band is about… serious music, and having fun doing it.
After time off to raise three children and plant some roots, 2015 marks the release of “So Long”. It’s a fitting title for the time off and away. The EP was mixed and mastered by Das Boot’s Joel Plante, who’s mixed every Pink Floyd release since 2000.