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Deemed one of the hottest accordionists in America , Tim Padilla was discovered by
Welk casting agents when he became a finalist in the American Accordionists Association
and Welk Champagne Theatre's "Search for the Hottest Accordionist" in 1999. Tim became
a regular performer and audience favorite in the live production of "The Welk Show"
at the 2,300 seat Champagne theater in Branson , MO. He has participated in 6 national
tours of the "Live Lawrence Welk Show," appeared in three national pledge-
Thanks to a special deal of "Six free music lessons" he received from a fellow second
grader, Tim became interested in the accordion early on. He was soon competing in
accordion contests nationwide and has won top prizes over the past 15 years. Tim
is no stranger to the hot music scene having performed "Knockin' on Heaven's Door"
along with Guns 'n' Roses’ "Slash," serenaded Tony Bennett over the radio, and during
a Christmas party in Los Angeles, Tim played "Little Drummer Boy" on-