Tim Williams

Opening set by the Stillhouse Poets


GrassRoots Regina is pleased to present Calgary's international award-winning bluesman Tim Williams in concert.

Tim is a blues-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He is a 40-year veteran of the roots music scene in North America.

Friday, October 24, 2014

The Club, 2431 8th Avenue, Regina

Opening set by The Stillhouse Poets

Show starts at 8:30 p.m.

Admission: $15 at the Door

"Their rustic purity and earthy sensuality is (at) the heart of the current roots music revival … With a fresh sound and originality, they're walking a musical road with a clear vision for their songs."

Click here to see poster.

Tim Williams began his career in the coffee houses of Southern California in the mid-1960s and he continues to perform, around the world, from his home base in Calgary. He has played festivals, folk clubs, concert halls and roadhouses from Rabat, Morocco to Melbourne, Australia, and from Dawson City, Yukon Territory to Zihuatanejo, Mexico, all to huge acclaim. His guitar skills are frequently compared to Ry Cooder and David Lindley and his songwriting has won praise from the likes of Tom Russell and Willie Nelson. Tim travels with an arsenal of vintage instruments (six- and twelve-string guitars, slide guitar, banjo-guitar and mandolin), a vast repertoire of blues, rags and original songs, and an evening's worth of anecdotes ranging from the hilarious to the historical.

Attesting to the high calibre of his work, Williams has garnered a string of Maple Blues Award nominations, three JUNO Award nominations, five Betty Mitchell Awards for composition/musical direction in theatre, and roughly a dozen awards from Real Blues magazine. Tim was also honoured as Guitarist of the Year for 2012 by the Calgary Blues Music Association. Earlier this year he won the 30th Annual International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee. He took first place in the solo/duo category and was also named the Saint Blues Guitarist for being top guitarist among the solo/duo finalists.

Tequila be a Friend of Mine audio clip:

The Blue Highway audio clip:

In Rehearsal for the Blues audio clip:

It's Enough to be Remembered audio clip:

Video clips here.

Tim Williams Web site here.



The Stillhouse Poets is a blues-roots duo (Brent Nielsen and Kirk Hextall) from Regina. Their musical influences are drawn from the deep well waters of the Mississippi Delta and the Appalachian Mountains.
It's backwoods harmony with a kick drum heart.

Applejack Wine audio clip:

Devil's Doorstep audio clip:

The Stillhouse Poets Web site here.