Hornby Island Blues Workshop

Tim Williams

The Hornby Island Blues Society is stoked to have Tim Williams back as one of the true masters in the Blues genre Tim Williams is quite simply a legend as a blues and roots music artist. Forging his career in coffee houses in California in the 1960s, he soon earned invites to sit in and play from an incredible who’s who list of artists that included: Taj Mahal, Rory Block, Roy Rogers, John Fahey, Bonnie Raitt, Lyle Lovett, Dr. John, Junior Wells and Buddy Guy to just give you a small sampling. Peter North wrote years ago that “Tim Williams is Canada’s Ry Cooder.”

Tim brings a vast arsenal of talents to a workshop. He is a first-class guide to the blues. No grandstanding here, once again, we had to run at least part of the talented musicians he has played with list because Tim has that kind of pedigree and depth. He remains though, a humble, hard-working musician, singer, songwriter, mulita-instrumentalist and producer dedicated to his music. His string of Maple Blues Award and JUNO nominations confirm his talent. We are indeed very fortunate to have Tim back to instruct in our Workshop. If you are a student who wants to explore the world of traditional blues in all its forms and varieties, then get yourself into Tim’s classes. You will not only improve your musical mind but also enhance the skills you have. Great classes always to be had under the experienced eye of a blues great.

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