Hornby Island Blues Workshop

Tim Williams - Guitar

Tim Williams is a 40 year veteran of the 'Blues & 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, Cuba, Mexico and around the world.
Tim has taught at the Hornby Island Blues Workshop, the Bulkley Valley Music Camp, and in clinics for music stores and societies across Canada. His techniques are demonstrated on Blues, Rag and Slide Guitar

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 and three JUNO award nominations, 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. In 2014 the same CBMA awarded him with a lifetime achievement award and Hall of Fame induction. In 2016 and 2017 Recently Tim was nominated for a Maple Blues Award as Acoustic Act of the Year (also Guitarist of the Year). He is a huge addition to 2033 Workshop.

If you are a guitarist who wants a rich blues teaching experience, then Tim Williams is the go-to instructor at the Blues Workshop in 2022.

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