Born and raised in South Dakota, Tim Wolf finds he is often the first person that someone has met from that state. His music is a fitting introduction to his home state. Characterized by weather extremes and desolate landscapes, South Dakota’s environment shapes the place and instills unique traits in its people such as the independent spirit of Tim Wolf.
The Alt Americana artist delivers an Alternative Rock sound with some Americana elements through his unique singing voice and carefully crafted music. Wolf’s songwriting features poignant, raw lyrics designed to evoke feelings. “My goal for writing music and being involved with music is to entertain people,” said Wolf, “and I hope that they’ll feel emotion, whatever emotion is being conveyed by the music.”Released in early September, his latest single is titled “Born in South Dakota.” He was struck with the idea to write his song after hearing “Born in San Antone” during a movie. Created with co-writer and close friend, Jimmy Davis, the base of the song incorporates the story of regional legend, Wild Bill Hickok and his love interest, Calamity Jane. The track also conveys some strong Dakota attitude with lines like “Born in South Dakota, don’t say I didn’t warn you!”Wolf has worked with outside producers, including Grammy winners on past projects. He studied music production in Los Angeles, however, and prefers to self-produce all his work at his home studio in Nashville. His eight singles have amassed over 120,000 streams on Spotify alone. To date, his most popular track is “Castle Built of Cards,” also co-written by Jimmy Davis. A story of real life experience combined with card game imagery and a play on the fairy tales of Wolf’s youth, “Castle Built of Cards” tells of a beautiful woman who used her effect on the singer to beguile him and lure him into a business venture.
Tim Wolf grew up on his family’s farm in South Dakota. Throughout his adulthood, he was a successful businessman and entrepreneur. In 2017, he relocated to Nashville to pursue his music career after being encouraged by a friend to go after his passion. Nashville has many outstanding organizations which help songwriters to advance their skills, and Wolf feels the move has leveled up his songwriting. Significantly, Nashville is also where he met Jimmy Davis, his co-writer. After being asked to put Jimmy up in his house for a short stay, the two have become close friends.
Inspired by artists such as Lake Street Dive, Elton John, Jackson Browne, John Mayer, and Eric Clapton, among others, Wolf’s elegantly rustic sound is something fresh and new for music listeners. “I hope that people feel something,” exclaimed Wolf, “because music is so powerful in helping people feel deeper emotions.” His latest single, “Born in South Dakota,” along with his other singles, are available on all major streaming platforms.