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Tim Williams Headlining Bluesdays at The Bailey Theatre Nov 13

Curtis Bessette

By Curtis Bessette

Tim Williams is a blues based singer / songwriter / multi instrumentalist. He is a 40 year veteran of the 'Roots' music scene in North America, roots which stretch back to the coffee-house scene of his native California in the mid 60's.

Settling in Canada in 1970, Tim is a studio musician, producer, and a performer in constant demand. He has played Folk / Blues / Jazz festivals and concert halls and clubs from Halifax, to Vancouver Island, to the Yukon.

Inspired by the Hillbilly and Western Swing music he heard as a child, Tim absorbed late Fifties Rhythm & Blues and Rock & Roll, Hawaiian and Mexican music, early Sixties Folk, and Bluegrass “like a sponge” before discovering a passion for traditional blues styles which was fueled by seeing many first generation blues musicians live during the “Blues Boom” of the mid and late Sixties.”

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.

Tim will be bringing his blues to Camrose, Tuesday November 13 to The Bailey Theatre, as part of the Tuesday Bluesday series. Doors open at 7:00pm. Tickets are $10.00 at the door.

Hosted by Curtis Bessette, these events feature different blues based performers each night. Audiences have a chance to learn about blues history and have come to know that the blues is about feeling good above all else. From the early rock n' roll classics, to heavy metal, the blues influence prevails through out the decades. You might find out you love the blues, but just don't realize it yet.

There is also a reading from a book called The Gutbucket Quest each Bluesday. Authors and blues fans Piers Anthony and Ron Leming wrote the book, The Gutbucket Quest. It is about a guitar player in Texas who gets struck by lightening while practicing in a field. He lands back to earth in a similar yet different land, where the state is now called Tejas and there is only one kind of music: Blues.

Be sure to check out all the Tuesday Bluesday events to catch up on the story. More info at bluesdays.ca

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