Creative Quarantine: Musician Tim Welch

Tim Welch

1.  How are you holding up?

I’m holding up just fine but really miss playing live music be it practice or gig.  Also I haven’t seen my adult children in 2 months which sucks.

2. Has Covid-19 had an effect on your work? If so, in what way? 

It is affecting my work by not being able to perform or rehearse with any of my bands but I’m still working on new stuff at home and plan to do a bunch of old Paul K tunes from his cassette days for my next project.

3. Is there anything you’ve added to your practice that you’d like to keep after this is over? 

Not really because I haven’t changed my creative process in any way due to the pandemic but my wife and kids are home all the time now so it’s hard to write sometimes.

4. Of the artists you follow, who’s handling this particularly well? 

I don’t really follow anyone these days–it’s hard enough to keep up with the 4 or 5 bands I’m in but all of my peeps seem to be doing okay.  I have my first rehearsal in 2 months this Monday in a big warehouse-sized room that will allow social distancing–can’t wait!


Born in Harlan County, Kentucky, Tim Welch is now residing in Lexington where he met Paul K in 1985. He played drums with him off and on for the next 30 years and is now fronting his own group Mick Moon’s Shock Theatre on guitar.  He still drums in several wildly different groups as well. Married for 15 years, Tim has 5 kids and 1 grandchild.