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Joel Timothy, Songwriter/Composer


Joel Timothy

Joel Timothy was born in Nebraska and raised in England. In the mid-1960s, he settled in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district and started playing music, inspired by friends and neighbors like Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead, and others at a time when they were still very folk-oriented. Joel also lived in Los Angeles for several years, playing all the famous spots from the Troubadour to the Whiskey to the Starwood.

Though big fame has eluded him, Joel has survived well as a musician. Along with songwriting and performing, he keeps busy as a composer for film, TV, theater, and commercials; his clients have included Disney, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, and GE. He also works as a sound designer at Focal Point.

Joel is married to Karen Boone, the renowned Kentucky Derby Festival poster artist. They live in Louisville with their son, Ian.


Program 201

Penny Peavler, Publicity Manager of The Speed Art Museum; Normandi Ellis, author of fiction, "Voice Forms" and translator of Egyptian hieroglyphs, "Feasts of Light"; Joel Timothy, songwriter/composer (#201)

Program 211

Tonight is another music filled evening with music performances from some of our previous guests. (#211)

Program 214

Mixed Media has caught "Derby Fever!" In this week's show we'll meet Jay Ferguson, Director of Curatorial Services at the newly renovated Kentucky Derby Museum; Joel Timothy gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of this year's Kentucky Derby Festival Theme; the Mixed Media cameras went out to see the award-winning art of this year's Kentucky Derby Festival Student Arts Contest; and last, but not least, we will hear sixteen-year-old Allison White sing some Kentucky favorites like "Run for the Roses" and "Blue Moon of Kentucky." Be sure to tune in this week to catch that "Derby Fever" just like we have! (#214)

Program 411

Ghostly tales and spooky sounds: A special Halloween edition features storytellers Octavia Sexton and Mary Hamilton and a primer on creating sound effects from Joel Timothy. (#411)





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