Best known as a fingerstyle guitarist, Tingstad has performed, recorded and produced Alternative Country, Blues, Americana, Rock, Smooth Jazz and Ambient / New Age music.
He cites early influences such as The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and King Crimson along with Hawaiian slack key guitar, Ravi Shanker, The Kingston Trio, Flatt and Scruggs and Martin Denny.
Tingstad won a Grammy Award for Best New Age Album in 2003 as artist, engineer and producer of Tingstad and Rumbel's, Acoustic Garden. He continues to tour as part of Tingstad and Rumbel.
Tingstad is also known for his philanthropic and community service work in regard to historical preservation, land trust and environmental issues which he has actively incorporated into his compositional themes and branding.
We know you will enjoy his contributions to our service on Sunday, April 8th!