Originally from southern Alberta, Tim Isberg is an accomplished singer-songwriter and ACMA Male Artist of the Year nominee who is emerging in the scene after a lengthy hiatus to serve in the Canadian Army. From Rwanda to Afghanistan, Tim experienced the personal challenges while deployed in different cultures and conflicts, and amid the best and worst humanity has to offer.
As a performer, Tim has entertained audiences in many corners of Europe, Africa, and Afghanistan and throughout the Middle East and Levant. Many of his storyteller songs stem from these life adventures. In his years abroad, Tim was a favourite on folk club circuits and in group performances for deployed military and civilian personnel.
Tim brings well crafted songs to the stage along with an appealing vocal timbre; and more than that, he brings a unique and endearing array of life experiences he shares in a way that makes each listener feel connected. With a genuine sincerity and sense of humour carefully woven through stories and songs, it is Tim’s live show – whether solo or with his full band – where he shines most. Tim’s shows are not to be missed!
An international tour in spring 2016 followed Tim’s album ‘Tears Along The Road’ released in October 2015 was recorded with Grammy nominee and JUNO celebrated producer-engineer Miles Wilkinson, and selected by Music Canada in the Top 25 Favourite Albums of 2015. Tim’s latest album ‘Running on the Edge’, also recorded with Miles Wilkinson at the helm, was released in February 2019.
Tim is also a published author. In October 2017, Simon & Schuster published the book ‘Everyday Heroes’ which includes a chapter by Tim on one of his many experiences in the line of duty. It is a national best-seller!
Tim’s solid guitar rhythms and ear-catching songs create a style of his own where listeners can escape into the story behind the song. His song “Devil on Your Back” of revenge on outlaws on the western Blackfoot Plains was a past finalist in the Best Song of Alberta for the Calgary Folk Music Festival.
Tim has an academic background in environmental sciences and international studies, skills in training horses, and plays hockey the best way he knows how. His added experience as a public speaker and as a Master of Ceremonies for special events all contribute to a positive audience experience.
Calgary House Concerts
169 Macewan Ridge Circle NW