Dog Legs Music is the Los Angeles based music production company of Tim Carr and Gregory Uhlmann. Started in 2016, Dog Legs was conceived with the idea that musicians could come to us with the smallest kernel of an idea, a fully realized vision, or anything in between and we could turn that into a finished song, piece, album, etc. Drawing on experience as performers, composers, and arrangers we love helping artists find the tones, arrangements, and orchestration that make their music come alive. We may be a new company, but in just one year we've worked with Derde Verde, Laura Jean Anderson, Anna Ash, Dia, Andrew Rowan, Owen Clapp, Kate Bass, Evan Uhlmann, as well as music supervision companies Walker and Teenage Diplomat.
Tim Carr is a singer/composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist. His music is a mix of instrumental interludes, and minimal folkesque songs inspired by African rhythms, melodies of the French Romantics and 60s pop.
He has worked, as a drummer and collaborator, with the bands HAIM, The Americans and Fell Runner, performing with artists such as Devendra Banhart, Gaby Moreno, Ryan Bingham, Edward Sharpe, Julian Casablancas, Dr. John, Lucinda Williams, Broken Social Scene and Nick Cave. In addition he’s recorded with T Bone Burnett, performed on Letterman and is featured in the upcoming documentary, American Epic, produced by T Bone Burnett, Jack White and Robert Redford.
Tim’s first home recordings were released in the fall of 2014 under the MOORWORKS label in Japan. His song, The Last Day of Fighting, was included on the soundtrack to Watershed, directed and produced by Robert Redford, featuring other artists including Beck, Múm, and Thom Yorke. His debut album, The Last Day of Fighting, which includes some of his early recordings, was released in December, 2016. Tim recorded and self-produced all the songs, and plays all the instruments.
Raised in Marin County, surrounded by a family of musicians, Tim took up piano, guitar, and drums by eight years old. He continued to study drums and polyrhythms with Peter Magadini and, as a teenager, performed in numerous workshops, including The Brubeck Jazz Colony, Stanford Jazz Workshop, and SF Jazz Combos. Tim received a BFA from California Institute of the Arts and was featured on their Capitol Records CD for three consecutive years.
Gregory Uhlmann is a guitarist, producer, and composer with a marked propensity towards mixing the prickly and the beautiful. His debut album, Odd Job, was released in 2016 on Dog Legs Music and in 2017 in Japan on MOORWORKS. Odd Job has been described by Chicago Reader as having, "beautiful melodies with somber, baroque arrangements..a lush brand of chamber pop, eschewing excess and eccentricity in favor of a quest for pure beauty".
Having written for chamber ensembles as well as scored for dance and film, his compositions have been played at REDCAT, Tutti Festival, and The Poetry Foundation. As a guitarist he's recorded with John Dederich (Deerhoof), played with drum legends Brian Blade and Jay Bellerose (T Bone Burnett), and played on commercials for Vogue and the Netflix TV series, Grace and Frankie. LA Weekly has written that Uhlmann is "a guitarist to take note of in L.A.'s creative music scene". A member of many bands, Uhlmann plays in Fell Runner, Similar Fashion, River Song Quintet, Typical Sisters, Michael Mull Octet, BONEPOCKET, and Andy Clausen's SHUTTER.
Uhlmann's teachers and mentors include Steve Rodby, Bob Palmieri, and Jeff Parker (Tortoise). In 2014 he graduated with a BFA in jazz guitar studies from California Institute of the Arts, where he also studied composition, West African music, Balinese gamelan, and North Indian Classical music. He studied from 2010-2014 with the composer and author, W.A. Mathieu (author, Harmonic Experience). He is originally from Chicago, Illinois.