Lead Vocals, Guitar
Tim has 50 years of vocal experience in classic rock and country bands. Tim's played with the band Courrier in the early 70's and Night Shift, touring Canada and being a backing band for Ray Pillow from the Grand Ole Opry for a few months in the early 80's, He founded Barney Fife in the Early 80's opening for such acts as The Atlanta Rhythm Section, Cub Coda, Black Oak Arkansas, and Rare Earth. Founded Vance Pruitt and the Plow boy's in the early 90's In the 2000's he played in Press One, Triple Play, and Strapjacket through 2017. He says while touring in Marysville, Michigan in 1976, a fan approached him after the show and asked if he knew any songs by Bob Seger. At that point, the answer was no - but Seger quickly became a large influence in his life. From then on, he has performed select Bob Seger songs at nearly every show he played.
Now he brings you Simply Seger, a tribute to his favorite artist Bob Seger.
Drums, Backing Vocals
David has played the drums and percussion for over 42 years, played the piano for over 45 years, and has been writing music for over 37 years. David has been a part of about 15 different performing groups over the years. Among others, there have been several cover bands and church worship teams, he was co-writer for the bands Rain Dance and Harmless Amusement.
Organ, Synth, Piano, Backing Vocals
Don is a vocalist, guitarist, as well as multi-keyboardist. Besides playing over 3,500 events he has owned a sound and light company in Houston. At present he is Simply
Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals
Greg never knew a home without a guitar in it. His dad was a guitarist. Greg started playing in bars at age 16 and by 19 was travelling. In '77 Greg joined "Peter Guerin and Daybreak", a 10-piece show band. They toured all across the States and Canada. In 1984, Greg joined "Rick Saucedo and the Fabulous Ambassadoors". During and after the Ambassadoors parted from Rick, Greg played with many celebs, DJ Fontana, The Jordanairres, JD Sumner and the Stamps, Tommy Roe, Sunny Geraci (Outsiders), Don and Juan, The Spaniels, The Chantels, Chubby Checker... and more!
Bass, Backing Vocals
Don is a Colorado Native who relocated to NW Arkansas in 2018. Growing up in his neighborhood, all of the kids wanted to get a band going. Don drew 4 strings on his baseball bat because Paul McCartney’s guitar had 4 strings. Don was pushed into playing bass because the older guys took the “cool” guitar and drum gigs. At 11 Don got his first guitar, and his first real bass a couple of years later. It’s worked out pretty well! Simply Seger gives Don the opportunity to support a solid band, playing some of the most iconic material from the Bob Seger catalog. The songs are truly the star of the show, and Don enjoys the discipline of holding down the groove and low-end!
Backing Vocals, Percussion,
Trista Cowart grew up in Omaha, Nebraska. She received her B.S. in K-12 Music Education, Vocal & Instrumental from Dana College. She was active in the Dana College Chorale and select vocal ensemble, "New Day," as well as the Dana College Band, flute quartet, and percussion ensemble. Some of her college honors included serving as the Dana College Chorale President ('94-'95), Homecoming Queen ('95), Commencement Senior Speaker ('95), and graduating Summa Cum Laude. Trista met her husband, Adam, at the Many Glacier Hotel in Glacier Park, Montana, where they were both working summer hotel jobs and performing in the hotel's nightly musical show. Prior to marrying Adam, Trista taught music for two years in Omaha and then the couple married and settled in Fayetteville, Arkansas where Trista taught elementary music for nine years. For several years, Trista and Adam both played and sang in a local Irish band, "Cullen's Hound." The Cowarts moved to Bella Vista in 2006 and began teaching in the Bentonville Schools. Trista received her M.S.E. in Educational Leadership from Arkansas State University in 2016. Now Bentonville residents, the Cowarts continue as music educators in the Bentonville Schools; Trista teaches elementary music and Adam directs middle school band. They have two musical sons, Connor, who plays piano and French horn, and Hudson, who plays trumpet and is an active Boy Scout.
Backing Vocals, Percussion
Shari was born in Memphis,Tennessee and moved to Oklahoma where she went to college. She moved into NWA in 1999. She has had a lifetime love for music and started performing at the age of 5. One of her greatest influences was Tanya Tucker. She started piano lessons when she was 8 years old and began learning to play the saxophone in 6th grade. She continued to pursue her love of music in Jr. High and High school and went on to play in concert and jazz band along with being in choir. Shari was able to attend college on a vocal scholarship and became an elementary school teacher in 1997. In 2010, Bentonville schools offered her a job as elementary music teacher and she has loved being able to instill a love of music to her students. Being a guest performer at the Oklahoma Opry and Arkansas Opry was an honor for her. She has since been in a few local bands in NWA playing keyboards; singing lead and harmony. Shari and her husband Rick live in Centerton, Ark
Organ, Keyboards, Vocals
Doctor "D" (aka Darrell Finkeldei) was born and raised in extreme southwest Kansas. The Doctor will tell you that part of Kansas is known as being "not the edge of the world, but so close you can see it from there". As a little boy he used to rock out Santana tunes on an old Hammond organ located in the balcony of his home town church. Later, and somewhat older, "D" put together his first band called the "Living Moire" (Google it...lol). He was a founding member of the widely popular Kansas band "John Fitzwater and Country Fever". Then the regionally popular St. Louis band "All Mixed Up". The rest is, as the Doctor says, "in the books, ancient history books."
Sax and Percussion
Tony has been playing in bands of all types in Northwest Arkansas for over 30 years. After high school in Iowa, he joined the Army where he played in jazz bands that toured the upper mid west. He graduated from Grand Valley state university with a degree in music, and played many professional gigs during that time. Tony is very excited to be a part of simply Seger, to keep this great music alive. "