Hornby Island Blues Workshop



Tim Williams - Guitar



The Hornby Island Blues Society is stoked to have Tim Williams back as one of the true masters in the Blues genre return for our 20th Anniversary Worksop. In addition to assuming his role as a Workshop instructor, Tim will be kicking off our celebrations with his ever evolving The History of the Blues According to Tim Williams in a special engagement on the Saturday night May 4 that kicks off Blues Week. That is truly special for us as Tim Williams is a fabled 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, The Holmes Brothers, David Lindley, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, John Hammond, Guy Davis, Eric Bibb, Odetta, B.B. King, Robert Lockwood Jr., Honeyboy Edwards, Junior Wells and Buddy Guy. No grandstanding here, once again, we had to run at least part of the list because Tim has that kind of pedigree and depth. He remains though a humble, hard-working musician, singer, song writer, mulita-instrumentalist and producer. His string of Maple Blues Awards and JUNO nominations barely inform us of his immense talent. We are indeed very fortunate to have Tim back to instruct in our Workshop and kick it off. If you are a student who wants to explore the world of tradition blues in all its forms and varieties, then get yourself into Tim’s classes. You will not only improve your musical mind but also be given the opportunity to apprentice under the experienced eye of a blues great.


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