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Tim Hus Trio
Fri, Sep 10
Empress Theatre - Fort Macleod


Time: 7:30 p.m.


 Tim Hus

Billy MacInnis
Spider Bishop
Jeff Bradshaw

He can come at his audience like a runaway rig, while firing off image bound lyrics with the marksmanship of a western gunslinger. Tim Hus will make you sit up and pay attention to his songs, story songs that capture the pioneering spirit that motivates and inspires truck drivers, miners, rum runners, trappers, men of the land, men of the sea, and vagabonds.

He's an Albertan through and through and one who takes the history of Canada seriously. One who looks deep into the eyes and souls of his subjects and finds out what makes them tick. He's an artist who creates his songs from a place of deep respect and understanding, and Hus has never been more on the mark than with Hockeytown, his latest album for Stony Plain Records.

Part of a new generation of Alberta-based songwriters who have been nurtured on the tapestry of sounds that country music served up in the sixties and seventies, Hus points to many life experiences and the influences of family and specific musicians when it comes to assessing his own make-up as an artist. “I look up to Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson, and road dogs like Fred Eaglesmith. Then there's all the people I meet out on the road and the stories that come with those introductions,” says Hus who believes, and understandably so, that his songwriting has moved up to another plateau with this new batch of 12 songs found on Hockeytown.

With a voice he describes as “sweeter than a Husqvarna chainsawand a wit that is sharper than rusty barbed wire”, Tim Hus is a penultimate singer and storyteller, whose image-laden songs are focused on the pioneering spirit of Canadians.

Hus and his Travelin' Band, which includes bull fiddler Riley Tubbs, Billy MacInnis on lead guitar and fiddle, and Pat Phillips on drums, have toured from coast to coast for almost two decades. A travelin’ band indeed, Hus has logged over a million road kilometres since 2003 the equivalent of more than 60 trips back and forth across Canada.

Hus spent two years on the road as the opening act for Canadian legend Stompin' Tom Connors, and has also shared the stage with other talents including Ian Tyson, Tim Harwill and Gary Fjellgaard. He also worked with Corb Lund on the song "Hurtin' Albertan". In fact, Hus was heralded by both Corb Lund and Stompin’ Tom Connors as one of their favorite homegrown songwriters. Hus performs an annual “Stompin’ Tom Birthday Show” featuring some of the classic tunes written and recorded by his old friend and mentor.

In his earlier days, Hus worked as a carpenter’s helper, framer, warehouse hand, forklift driver, van driver, tree planter, brewery worker, beer truck driver, fruit picker, fisherman, pinecone picker, sawhand, cabinet maker, well driller, painter, courier, assembly line worker, salmon farmer, furniture mover, labourer, and maintenance man.

His varied career has inspired many of his songs, tips of his hat to the people who perform ordinary jobs, capturing the spirit that motivates and inspires them.

Hus has recorded six albums of country and roots music and is currently working on his seventh. His distinctive songwriting and spirited performances by the members of his dynamic band stand as a cornerstone of authentic Canadiana.

Tickets to the Tim Hus Trio at the Empress Theatre are only $25 at


Empress Theatre   -   Website
235 Main Street
T0L 0Z0
Fort Macleod
Country: ca


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