Tim DeLaughter

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Tim DeLaughter
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Delaughter in 2008
Background information
Born (1965-11-18) November 18, 1965 (age 55)
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Genres Rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments
Years active1990–present
Labels Good Records
Associated acts

Tim DeLaughter (born November 18, 1965) is an American rock musician. He is the frontman of the bands Tripping Daisy, The Polyphonic Spree, and Preteen Zenith.

At the 61st Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, DeLaughter was nominated for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music for his work on the television series United States of Tara .

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