Tim Williams


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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 45-year veteran of the roots music scene in North America.


Saturday, December 2, 2017

The Exchange, 2431 8th Avenue, Regina

Opening set by Jeff Storry and Billy Hughes

Show starts at 8:30 p.m.

Admission: $17 at the door



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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. In 2014 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. Tim released his latest solo album, So Low, in 2015.

 

"Imagine, if you can, a front porch where Robert Johnson, Hank Williams, Hula Hattie, Flaco Jimenez and Bob Marley meet often and discover just how much they have in common. Tim's music would fit right in."


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Web site here.

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Jeff Storry and Billy Hughes are an acoustic blues duo from Regina. Both are veterans of the local music scene and each is an accomplished guitarist in his own right.Playing together, they present a powerful performance of blues standards and original tunes.