Tim Hockenberry: Talent To Burn

TV gives Tim Hockenberry his big break: Aidin Vaziri | Even though Tim Hockenberry has played the 142 Throckmorton Theatre in downtown Mill Valley more times than anybody can remember, it’s unlikely the local singer-songwriter ever performed in front of an audience as enthusiastic as the one that greeted him there Saturday night. They hooted. They hollered. And when he got around to performing his perfectly gritty cover of “You Are So Beautiful,” the Joe Cocker single that earned him a spot on the most popular summer series on television, “America’s Got Talent,” they basically lost it. “This is a lot of work,” Hockenberry told the crowd, sweat soaking through his shirt. “But it’s better than stealing.” He may have been kidding.
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