Tim Palmieri has made a name for himself as one of the most impressive young guitarists on the national music scene today. Playing with his band The Breakfast alongside artists such as moe., Umphrey’s McGee, Tea Leaf Green, and Phish’s Mike Gordon, the New Haven native has amassed a loyal following of obsessive fans who keep tabs on just about every note.

While prominent in the jam scene for his aggressive and improvisational guitar style, Palmieri has grown equally comfortable behind an acoustic guitar and tours tirelessly as a solo performer. His acoustic showcases are peppered with a mix of thoughtful originals, classic covers and unexpected rarities, each of which he makes his own through a distinctive style of rhythmic looping.

At the same time, Palmieri refuses to get too comfortable as a performer and thrives on challenging himself in new ways. He has twice covered the entire Beatles catalogue in alphabetical order and keeps fans guessing by playing in improvisational jazz bands. His latest project — which goes by the name Kung Fu — has been hailed as a modern super group and has already made a splash on the national scene.

Look forward to big things from this guitar virtuoso — he is on the move!