Ian Tamblyn


GrassRoots Regina is pleased to present long-time singer-songwriter Ian Tamblyn in concert.

Over the course of his forty-year career Ian has garnered multiple awards and is considered one of Canada's premier musicians.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Club, 2431 8th Avenue, Regina

Show starts at 8:00 p.m.

Admission: $12 at the door

"Ian Tamblyn is a national treasure, a fine guitarist with an expressive melodious voice..." - Joesph Blake - Victoria Times

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Ian Tamblyn is a Canadian folk music singer-songwriter and record producer, adventurer and playwright. He was born and raised in Fort William (now Thunder Bay), Ontario. Ian released his first recording, Moose Tracks, in 1971, at the age of twenty-four and hasn't looked back. He released his 34th recording, Walking the Bones, in June of 2011.

Ian's music is almost always melodic and certainly rich in texture. He is at home as much on the guitar as on the piano or the hammered dulcimer. His style is simple and yet sophisticated, ranging from a quiet love song one minute, to an upbeat country tune the next, to an eclectic instrumental on the dulcimer. He has released a number of instrumental music albums inspired by his adventure travels to remote places such as the north shore of Lake Superior, the Nahanni River and the Chukchi Sea.

Over the years, Ian has toured extensively with numerous appearances on the Canadian festival circuit which included the Regina Folk Festival in 1984 and 1987. He has performed in coffeehouses, for folk clubs and as a topical songwriter on CBC Radio's Sunday Morning. He has written over 1500 songs, released thirty-four recordings and has been honoured with multiple awards including a Juno Award in 1976 and Canadian Folk Music Award in 2010.

In recent years, Ian has had a close association with adventure travel and scientific expeditions. These travels have taken him from the icebergs of Greenland to the underwater world of Antarctica. Currently he is at work on disc four of the Four Coast Project wherein he explores the distinctiveness of the people and places of Canada's four coasts - the Atlantic, Pacific, Arctic and Lake Superior.

"Walking the Bones is more than just a collection of great songs. It's an amazing experience of a part of Canada few of us get to see first-hand, painted in stark, beautifully rich colours by a true artist, a master storyteller, and a musical mensch. Ian Tamblyn just keeps on delivering the goods." - les siemieniuk - Penquin Eggs

Check out Ian's You Tube videos here.

Dog Tail Wagging audio clip:

Tiger Lily Road audio clip:

Woodsmoke and Oranges audio clip:

Snot Nose Kid audio clip:

Web site: www.tamblyn.com