Date: May 20, 2022
Time: 8:30 pm
A songwriter rooted in the wild Alberta frontier, Tim Hus returns to the King Eddy with songs to sing and stories to tell.
About Tim Hus:
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.
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.
Even the legendary Stompin’ Tom Connors let it be known, to friends and fans, that he believes Hus is the man he is passing his mantle to.
Like so many of his fellow Canuck story-tellers and songwriters, Hus doesn’t shy away from a long haul of touring dates, and partaking in those road wars also provides its fair share of inspiration when it comes to writing about this land.
“I think one of my strengths is that I am willing to play everywhere and anywhere. One day we’ll be doing an arena show with Corb Lund and the next day we’re playing in someone’s backyard,” laughs the 32 year-old tunesmith, who also names his buddy Lund, and Ian Tyson as influences.
Hus also singles out Woody Guthrie and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott as folk icons he admires, not only when it comes to the content of songs, but in the manner in which they are delivered from the stage. He takes great care in making sure every word of every song is laid out with a clarity that keeps the listener completely connected with the images and emotions of a story line. Tim Hus, the walking definition of a true Canadian artist.
To accommodate as many live music fans as possible, we offer both seats and standing room at our shows. Seats are first come, first served. We recommend arriving early if you’d like to be seated during the performance.
Sound production equipment for the King Eddy provided by PK Sound and Yamaha.