This is the brand new website for Too North based out of Valdosta, GA.
TOO NORTH BAND:
David Williams -- guitar, vocals
Jack Lindauer -- guitar, vocals
Tim Teasley -- keyboards
Chris Falcon -- bass, vocals
Mike Tudor -- drums, vocals
TOO NORTH: FOR BOOKINGS, CONTACT JACK LINDAUER AT Cell # 229-539-4615 OR TIM TEASLEY AT 229-548-2715. ALSO, SEND EMAIL TO: email@example.com.
TOO NORTH, a South Georgia-based band, formed out of the migration and merging of old friends who share a passion for preserving quality rock, soul, R&B, and blues music by mining lost, golden nuggets from the repertoire of artists who have inspired members’ musical passions for years.
Originally formed in September 2009, the band continues with David Williams on guitar and vocals,Jack Lindauer guitar and vocals, Tim Teasley on keyboards, Mike Tudor on drums and vocals, and Chris Falcon on bass and vocals.
Some longtime Valdostans will recognize the source of the band’s name. Others will keep guessing!
Meet the Band:
Jack Lindauer- Guitar/Vocals
Jack began playing guitar at the young age of 13. His early influences included Mike Bloomfield, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Joe Walsh and, of course, his old friend Jon Pearlman. Jack was a very active musician during the 70's playing in a variety of bands around south Georgia, Florida and Eastern Alabama. Jack moved to Atlanta in the early 80's and played with several regional bands through the early 90's. In late 1992 Jack moved with his family to the mountains of north Georgia. This resulted in a complete lifestyle change for Jack and he did not pick up a guitar for a span of 12 years. Jack returned to Valdosta in 2008 and partnered with David Williams and Mike Tudor in 2009 to form an acoustic band that would evolve into Too North with the addition of Tim Teasley and original bassist Billy Bruce. Jack says, "I can honestly say, I've never played with a better bunch of guys... including our current bassist Chris Falcon. It's been a fun ride and I don't want it to end."
David Williams has been a mainstay in the local music community, having played for decades in just about every key band and on every available stage in the area. Highlights on David’s lengthy resume include his role in the ground-breaking rock band Dreamstone in the 1970s, his stints with another ‘70s rock band Crazy Days, and his later marathon work in numerous variety bands, including Crossroads and Southern Star, a six-year house band at Stan’s on Hwy 84. David also played in the musical Godspell at Valdosta State University. His strength is in his team-player attitude and his broad, versatile playing abilities that cross into just about every musical genre. He’s played true classic country and outlaw music in the locally famous Montana band. And now, in Too North, David has found a home nearer his musical heart, where he joins fellow band mate Jack Lindauer in firing off sizzling riffs created by the likes of Dickey Betts, Duane Allman, Skunk Baxter, Joe Walsh, Pete Townshend and so many more of his heroes. David remains a mainstay musician in Valdosta and is certainly a candidate for any local Musician Hall of Fame that might be considered in the future.
Tim Teasley- Piano and Hammond Organ
Born in Sacramento, Ca. and the son of a career military officer, Tim lived all over Europe, including Paris, France, where his first concert was The Beatles at the Olympia Theatre. He attended three Elementary schools, two Junior Highs and two High Schools. He graduated from W.T. Woodson HS in Fairfax, VA. Tim’s first band was in college playing with Mickey Thomas (of "Fooled Around and Fell In Love" fame) in The Jets, later with a slew of other bands such as Orgone Zable, Blackwater with Jack Lindauer, Krank, The Flatt Creek Band, The Red Bartlett Band, Montana, Drive-In, Digit Sixty, One Sick Puppy and Skannyardle among others. Tim has also sat in with two of his son Patrick's bands, Instant Karma and The Boogie-Woogie Bastards. Tim currently plays keyboards with TOO NORTH, The Utility Players, and Easy Company. Tim is a versatile multi-instrumentalist. He is an accomplished bass player and pedal steel player but now usually spends his time at the keyboards. Tim’s wife, Kim, is also a talented musician and plays bass with The Utility Players and was the bassist with Digit Sixty and Skannyardle.
Living in Germany when the Beatles broke out, Mike knew that he wanted to play music at an early age. He was already playing "Wipe Out" with pencils so drums were his musical choice. He played the bass drum in the marching bands in Jr. and High schools. In 1991, he joined his first band in Athens,"No Lexington Exit". After spending 1½ years with them he played with "Little Titans" until he joined “The Medicine Men". They had just released their 2nd CD at the time and hired Mike as their percussionist. As the touring slowed in the late 90's, he helped form an acoustic band, the "Bacups" and an original band "90 Acre Farm". While playing in Athens he had the privilege of sharing the stage with groups like WSP, Drivin-n-Cryin, Percy Sledge, Randall Bramblett and Davis Causey, to name just a few. Mike returned to Valdosta in 2007 and has been a part of “Too North” since it’s inception in the summer of 2009.
Chris was born and raised in south Louisiana and was influenced by the rich culture of the area outside of Baton Rouge. His favorite childhood memories include listening to his father’s records by Duane Eddy, Chet Atkins, Boots Randolph, Johnny Cash and Ray Charles. Although a novice guitar player since high school, music took a somewhat lower priority earlier in his life and was mainly limited to playing and singing for family and friends. Chris has lived throughout Louisiana, the mid-west and Texas. The move to Valdosta in early 2009 was the 10th move in 24 years. The constant travel has lead to great friendships and musical experiences. He took a more serious approach to music in the mid-2000’s through a friendship with Texas singer/songwriter Eric Mathias while living in the Dallas area. They went on to partner in the acoustic duo Falcon and Mathias/Lafayette Crossing. While in Dallas he joined the red dirt country band “Headed South” with guitarist Jimmy Kendzierski. This band later evolved into “205 South” with the addition of Mathias. Although somewhat short lived because of moving again, 205 South saw regional success playing for more than 1,000 people at the Mesquite Hall (Mesquite Rodeo) and the legendary “Hank’s” in McKinney TX. 205 South also enjoyed regional radio airtime and were the first artist featured on Dallas radio station KCKL’s “Home Cooking” segment. Chris joined Too North in late 2010 after the departure of original bass player Billy Bruce (who is also a very talented drummer and is well established in the south Georgia music scene).
Too North has become a project, of sorts, to return these players to their beloved roots while at the same time, provide their audiences a rare and unusual mix of music that is so broad and versatile that hardly anyone will come away without having enjoyed the experience.
Stay tuned here for updates on Too North’s engagements and continuing adventures.