Listening to Tim Carman & The Street 45s‘ exclusive premiere premiere on Last Day Deaf, ‘Diamond Street‘, we feel like driving a Highland Green ’68 Mustang fastback, like Steve McQueen did in “Bullitt“, chasing down the bad ones, or maybe the good ones? Whatever! Yup, this is a blazing, funky, soul instrumental treat, with a dead sexy bass, and a killer vintage organ, combined with “crime flick” stylized vibes, that will directly transfer you around late 60s-early 70s, with your cabana jeans and a westerns straw hat on…. And there on the street corner, Tim Carman & The Street 45s performing this gem live….

Press Notes:

The Street 45s are Tim Carman’s Boston based funky brainchild. Their most recent single release, titled “Diamond Street,” is a blown out nod to the Beastie Boys and 70s artists like Funkadelic, Wah Wah Watson, and Curtis Mayfield. Diamond Street was recorded in 2019 during the session that birthed the Street 45s debut eponymous record. Unsure what to do with the track, Tim left it on the backburner until this past year, when Tim reached out to Ray Gennari to add the blown out synth part you hear now. Along with Tim (drums) and Ray (70s ARP Axxe synth), the band consists of Steve Fell (guitar), Justin Lopes (keys/organ), Joe McMahon (bass), and Dave Brophy (percussion/producer).


Based in Boston, MA, Tim is an international touring musician, session drummer, educator, and published author with both Alfred Music and Hudson Music. “One of Boston’s most accomplished percussionists can be found in local Tim Carman,” Andrew Maroney of Vanyaland writes, “…If his name sounds familiar, then you’ve probably seen him on the back-line of a number of tremendous Boston groups the past few years. From GA-20 to Julie Rhodes, Carman leaves his indelible imprint on some of Boston’s most illustrious jazz/blues acts.” Tim’s session work earned him a nomination for “Session Musician of the Year” by the Boston Music Awards in 2020. Tim currently performs and tours with GA-20, an electric blues trio signed to Karma Chief/Colemine records. He also leads two of his own projects: Tim Carman & The Street 45s—a world-groove inspired funk band—and the Tim Carman Trio—a vintage organ jazz trio (à la Jimmy Smith) rounded off by locals Ken Clark and Steve Fell.