Child of the Sixties
Growing up in Albuquerque New Mexico in the 60s, Tim Pierce fell in love with all the music he heard on the radio. After hearing the likes of Jimi Hendrix and other huge artists of the time, he like many others completely poured his soul into playing the electric guitar. His parents did not share this love of music, though his father did play some trumpet in his youth. Tim knew right away that guitar was more than a hobby so he began studying under the amazing teacher Steve Maase. Tim Pierce continued to play guitar with and study under Maase for two years from the ages of 12 to 14. Additionally, Tim played relentlessly as a teenager in many bands.
I Wish That I Had Jessie’s Girl
At the ripe age of 20 Tim Pierce moved to sunny Lost Angeles to further pursue his dreams of playing guitar professionally. His talent and passion was unmatched and he was quickly working in the industry. In no time at all, he was playing on records for the likes of Bon Jovi, John Waite, and Rick Springfield. He first tasted mainstream success in the early 1980s, when he began recording with Rick Springfield, who was experiencing a resurgence in popularity due to his hit “Jessie’s Girl”. After working with Rick in the studio, Pierce joined Rick’s band and toured all around the world for four years.
Fast forward to the late 80s Tim decided not to continue touring, but instead to focus on the studio exclusively. After meeting Patrick Leonard in 1990 and recording with the band Toy Matinee, Tim got extremely busy doing sessions in and around the Los Angeles area.
The list of artists that Tim Pierce has recorded and played with is an extensive one to say the least. Just to name a few, Tim’s recording discography includes Crowded House, Christina Aguilera, Seal, Avril Lavigne, Tracy Chapman, Joe Cocker, Ricky Martin, Meat Loaf, Rod Stewart, Elton John, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen and Rob Thomas.
You have undoubtedly heard Tim Pierce playing on some of your favorite records of your favorite artists through the 80s and 90s. Tim is a proud PRS artist, and turns to PRS guitars for his playing and recording needs. Tim is known to play a PRS McCarty Singlecut 594.
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