Tim Sparks was the guitarist in Rio Nido, whose swinging classic jazz and pop material made them one of the Twin Cities' most popular bands of the '80s. He established himself as an incomparable finger-style picker and groundbreaking arranger, stretching from the country blues and gospel of his native North Carolina to a vast array of international genres. Finally, he created revolutionary versions of traditional Jewish music for John Zorn's Tzadik label. In 1992 a German label released Sparks's stunning solo guitar adaptation... More >>>