He is one of the enduring hard men of professional sports, logging 32 of his 53 years with professional baseball. Of those years, he has spent a jaw-dropping 23 on the hallowed fields of Major Leagues as both a hard-charging player and a steely-eyed field general. he has been to the World Series three times- once as a player and twice as a coach, finally wrapping his battered, dusty hands around the World Series Trophy in 2010.
Impressive credentials for any man, but here's the thing- baseball is only part of the story.
He is also a prolific and talented songwriter, currently preparing to release his tenth album in 15 years. That's right- this ferociously hard working baseball legend is also an award-nominated musician who regularly packs venues across the globe. He is a seasoned fingerstyle legend of American music with a gift for crafting potent, resonant songs and delivering energetic, emotional live shows.
His name is Tim Flannery and when he's not coaching third base for the 2010 World Series Champion San Francisco Giants, he is writing some of the most gorgeous acoustic music to roll out of California since the halcyon days of the Seventies folk explosion.
Flan's new record is a rich collection of stories amassed over the past two years, as Fate released him and his teammates into the most fantastic journey of their collective lives. It is an extraordinary album that will only enhance his standing as a must-see performer.