Tim Williams / Big Dave McLean LIVE Sunday April 10 2022
So happy to have a return visit from a couple of my favorite award winning Canadian music icons.
Last time I had the pleasure to host Tim Williams and Big Dave McLean together was back in 2013.
What fond memories I have of that bit of magic shared with us that night. Still my favorite.
I could talk forever about all the orders of Canada, awards, nominations, albums or decades of dedication to craft or all the places performed in or even all the other iconic players a stage had been shared.
Yet to host for these fellas again is truly an honor, as they are not only the nicest fellas you’ve ever met… but also quintessential Canadian musical icons and yet could be your neighbors just as easy.
I not only love what these guys have contributed to Canadian music but also to recognize the decades of their mentoring and helpful wisdoms with upcoming artists. The decades of working within the communities they live and all the new players mentored along the way is truly inspirational.
Humbled and grateful to have the ability to share their talents in a safe intimate setting with you.
For me these days just the thought of a return to live music is almost therapeutic.
And now I get to share their LIVE MUSIC experience with you Sunday April 10 2:00 PM Showtime
Come join us for some of the tastiest live blues you have ever experienced (in the last 2 years!!)
The show will be outdoors if weather permits (bring lawnchair)
Indoors if inclement weather (NO lawnchair)
Seats on sale Feb 25th 2022
Triwood Community Remote Location
Big Dave McLean
In 2019, Big Dave McLean was awarded the Order of Canada for his musical influence of Delta and Chicago blues and for mentoring musicians.
Winnipeg Manitoba based guitarist/harmonica player/songsmith, Big Dave McLean is a highly acclaimed Canadian Roots and Blues artist. A multiple award winner and recording artist, with a career spanning nearly four decades, McLean has become an influence on many Canadian players. His gruff raspy voice, with a feel for the traditional acoustic and electric Blues has established him as a stalwart on the Canadian Blues scene.
Big Dave McLean is the man often viewed as an unsung hero of Canadian blues and an inspiration to younger generations of musicians such as Colin James and Wide Mouth Mason. Ever since getting his start with an impromptu guitar lesson from John Hammond at the 1969 Mariposa Folk Festival, this Yorkton-born, Winnipeg-based artist has been devoted to his craft, touring relentlessly through Canada’s blues bars, folk clubs and folk and blues festivals, even when it meant supplementing his income in the early days with all manner of side jobs.
Along the way, there have been career highs: opening for his idol, Muddy Waters; earning two WCMAs, a Prairie Music Award, a Whisky Award and countless Maple Blues honours – including the Blues with Feeling (lifetime achievement) Award; sharing a Juno for his contribution to CBC’s Saturday Night Blues Vol. 1 album; and, most recently, garnering his third career Juno nod for his last album, “Faded but not Gone”. Billboard’s Larry LeBlanc once wrote that Dave “has done more to shape western Canada’s blues scene than perhaps any other artist.”
Joining Dave on stage was one of Canada’s finest drummers, Calgary’s own Kevin Belzner.
Artist: Tim Williams
Date of Concert: September 29, 2012
Artist website: http://cayusemusic.com
Tim Williams’ career began in the coffee houses of Southern California in the mid-1960s and continues today around the world from his home base on the Canadian Prairies. Tim has played festivals, folk clubs, concert halls and roadhouses from Rabat, Morocco, to Melbourne, Australia, and from Dawson City, Yukon Territory to Zihuatanejo, Mexico, all to huge acclaim. His guitar skills are frequently compared to Ry Cooder and David Lindley (and like them, Tim plays a wealth of other string instruments), and his songwriting has won praise from the likes of Tom Russel and Willie Nelson. A string of Maple Blues Award nominations (Toronto Blues Society), three JUNO award nominations (Canada’s Grammy equivalent) , five Betty Mitchell Awards for composition/musical direction in theatre, and roughly a dozen awards from Real Blues magazine (as artist, guitarist, producer) attest to the high caliber of his work. Tim was also honoured as Guitarist Of The Year for 2012 by the Calgary Blues Music Association.
Tim’s win at the International Blues Challenge (in Memphis this past January) as Best Solo or Duo, and Best Guitarist (solo or duo), are just the latest accolades in a career entering its fifth decade. Tim’s blend of passionate, soulful vocals and awe-inspiring chops on a number of instruments including finger-style and slide guitar, mandolin and Hawaiian guitar (among others), along with his wry sense of humor and deep knowledge of blues and roots music, continue to win fans everywhere he plays. Watch for a new cd on the LowdenProud label in early 2015 featuring Tim’s unique mixture of old time blues, Hawaiian and Mexican music, and skilled songwriting.