Band to Join.


First let me explain a little about my musical background. I have played the guitar since I was 9 years old. At age 14 I began appearing regularly on local live Radio and TV shows on the affiliates of CBS (KOIN) and ABC (KATU) as a guest soloist all during high school.

During college I appeared locally on stage as the lead guitarist in traveling shows with Glen Campbell, Buck Owens, Sherri Lewis, Burl Ives, and other shows including the Ice Capades orchestra, Rose Festival Concert orchestra and others. I also was hired at times as a studio musician to record music for TV and radio commercials.

The summer I graduated from PSU I appeared with Della Reese for two weeks at the grand opening of the GreenWood Inn. I also had a full load of guitar and banjo students and I worked full time at Portland Music Company for several years.

In the late 70’s I used my education and transitioned into the “hi-tech” marketing jobs, climbing the corporate ladder at companies like Tektronix, Hewlett-Packard and others -- leaving my music behind.

After 18 years of that I went into business for myself, running an ad agency for 9 years and then getting my real estate license in 1999.
For the next 15 years I was fortunate enough to be able to make a good living in real estate with time left over to again pursue my love for music.

During that same time period I studied the violin with Hugh Ewart, the retired CONCERTMASTER of the Oregon Symphony.

In 2015, at age 60, I took a job driving bus part time with TRI-MET in Portland because of their great medical benefits which help with the expensive medicines my wife requires to treat her M.S.

My in home recording studio includes a 32 track digital recording platform, a digital drum machine, a full set of Hart Dynamics electronic drums and a guitar synthesizer that allows me to create almost any instrument or voice sound with a special guitar plugged into it that drives the synthesizer.

I play, record and teach ALL styles of guitar (acoustic, electric and classical), mandolin, violin, bass and 5-string banjo.

My dream is to get some record producer somehwere to "discover" me and help me launch a recording career like George Benson, Earl Klugh and Larry Carlton have enjoyed..... as there are not that many good instrumental guitarists producing albums these days with "listenable music" for "adults".

You can find my CD's on Amazon and other music outlets by searching my name.

You can call me weekdays between 10am and 8PM at 503-348-1957
Email: [email protected]

Screen name:
Tim Mackey
Member since:
Aug 26 2007
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:


Chet Atkins, George Benson, Les Paul, Earl Klugh, Larry Carlton, Tony Mottola, Roy Clark, Al Caiola

Instrument experience:

Lead Guitar:
Acoustic Guitar:
Bass Guitar:
Rhythm Guitar:
Background Singer:


Many Guitars (all types), Mandolin, Violin, 5-String Banjo, Amps, 32 Track Recording Studio.



Past Events

Check out my latest CD: "Smile For ME". It's all instrumental Smooth Jazz and available at all the normal outlets: iTunes, Amazon, and others.

My new CD is now available online at:

There, you can listen to previews of all the songs on the album and write a review if you feel inclined.

Soon it will available through Barnes&Noble, Borders, and other retailers!