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Tim Carless Among Friends: A Memorial Concert

August 29, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 11:59 pm


North Carolina Artists Come Together for Memorial Concert at the Cat’s Cradle Celebrating the Life & Music of Esteemed Artist, Songwriter & Guitarist Tim Carless

“Tim Carless Among Friends: A Memorial Concert” will be an evening of performances of Carless’ original music and songs he loved presented at the Cat’s Cradle

Line-Up Includes Skylar Gudasz, Rachel Kiel, Jeff Crawford, Brett Harris, Django Haskins, Angela Winter and Anne-Claire

Show on August 29, 2021 at the Cat’s Cradle at 6 PM.
Prior to the concert, a gallery of Tim’s paintings will be available for viewing in the lobby of the Carrboro ArtsCenter.
On Sunday, August 29th, Cat’s Cradle will be hosting “Tim Carless Among Friends,” a memorial concert celebrating his life and work presented by the musicians who knew and loved him. Admission is free and the concert will be at 6 PM. Performers include: Skylar Gudasz, Josh Moore, Rachel Kiel, Jeff Crawford, Angela Winter, Brett Harris, Anne-Claire, Mark Williams, Dale Baker, Daniel Fields, Casey Toll and Brad Porter.

Though Tim Carless always described himself as simply a “jobbing musician,” he was a prolific and gifted guitar player; touring, writing, and recording with artists like Wreckless Eric, Aufgehoben and Paul McCartney. An internationally sought-after and sensitive producer, he founded the UK-based Mockin’ Bird Recording Company, blooming as a songwriter and recording artist with several solo releases to his name. After selling his studio and relocating to the US in 2000, with stints in Los Angeles and NYC, he eventually settled in Carrboro to become a staple of the NC arts scene. Through his soundtracking of films, solo performances and live film scores at The ArtsCenter, his radio spots on WCOM and WXYC, his collection of guitar, piano, and composition students, and his work as impresario and showrunner to a community of musicians across the state, Tim Carless was a vibrant, constant presence over the last 15 years.

Early in the morning on June 14, 2021, Tim passed away at the age of 55 following a shockingly short battle with esophageal cancer. Artists across the state of North Carolina and around the world lost an invaluable colleague and collaborator. Budding musicians in Carrboro lost an inspiring teacher. So many of us lost a brilliant and compassionate friend. And two young girls lost a beloved father.

Before the concert, there will also be an opportunity to view some of Tim’s paintings, which will be hung next door at the The ArtsCenter. Please join us for a wonderful evening of music in celebration of a man who gave us so many such evenings.

To read more about Tim’s work and to support his songs, please visit


August 29, 2021
6:00 pm - 11:59 pm


Cat’s Cradle
300 E Main St.
Carrboro, NC 27510 United States
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