Tim Ostdiek
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Tim Ostdiek

Longmont, CO | Established. Jan 01, 2008 | SELF

Longmont, CO | SELF
Established on Jan, 2008
Solo Folk Acoustic





Tim Ostdiek, the beloved Longmont songwriter, has partnered up with one of Colorado’s best producers Justin Roth to create a very comfortable, subtle and beautifully orchestrated collection called “Temporary Home”. The album is five purposeful songs that have all been summed up for us on the back of the album itself:

“This album represents a time of transition, heartbreak, loss, healing, and hope in my life. I hope it finds meaning in yours.”

I love it when artists are clear with their intention. It takes away the bullshit guessing game as to what the art means or in what context to listen to it. I think a lot of artists hide behind vagueness in their lyrics and don’t really use them to communicate any particular message. Tim is up front about not only the context of this musical collection but also about his goal in making it. He clearly says that he hopes it finds meaning in your life. I can genuinely say that it has done so in mine.

One of the real stand-out tracks in this collection is the very memorable “Learn to Live Again”. This tune starts out with some beautifully recorded acoustic guitar and Tim’s gentle, almost timid vocals. From there the song slowly blooms into its fullness some dirty electric guitar and a very well orchestrated string section. The songwriter seems perfectly comfortable in the mix and doesn’t trip all over himself like so many singers when they get into the studio. Tim Ostdiek is a confident yet gentle singer with massive talent both in his musicality and his lyricism.

Another track that I think makes this collection really shine is “Still a Fool”. It’s another intimate song with lots of close sounding vocals, growing cymbals, and spacy electric guitar feedback in the background. Tim has such a romantic way of performing these songs. His performance is a huge part of my enjoyment of this collection. This song is very well written and churns up feelings of loss and the desire for resolution.

Please make time to go and buy “Temporary Home” from our friend Tim at his website or at one of his many live performances here on the Front Range of Colorado. http://www.timostdiek.com - Andy Eppler


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Tim Ostdiek is a playful, uplifting, and engaging singer, songwriter and performer. He writes feel-good, big-hearted folk with a drop of something funky. With hopeful and purposeful songs, Ostdiek doesn't shy from the deep and heavy. A tasteful and dynamic guitarist, Ostdiek often fits fingerpicking, strumming, and lead elements into one song. Whether in a concert hall, club, brewery, or living room, Ostdiek always reaches the hearts of his listeners and sends them out a little brighter than they came in.

His songwriting has garnered accolades such as honorable mention in the Telluride Troubadour and finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. His song “Goodbye” was featured in the PBS show Roadtrip Nation. Ostdiek has opened for some of the nation's best singer/songwriters, such as Sarah Jarosz and Steve Forbert. and played several prominent Colorado venues such as Swallow Hill. Ostdiek is an important figure in the Longmont, CO, music scene, hosting a weekly open mic/jam and a monthly songwriting group. He plays upwards of 150 shows a year.

Originally from Scottsbluff, Nebraska, his love for music was born in a middle school guitar class. “Once I learned two chords I figured I could start making up my own songs,” Ostdiek said. He studied music at Western Nebraska Community College, then communications at the University of Nebraska before moving to Longmont,  where he still lives. The move was brought about by the death of a close friend, a breakup, and the desire to start over and heal. This season in his life became the EP “Temporary Home.” In the fall of 2016 Ostdiek quit his job at a coffee shop and dropped out of his online classes to pursue music full time. 

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