Canadiana country musician comes to the Legion
The Strathmore Legion is proud to be bringing Tim Hus as their performer for this years Heritage Days. Hus is a Canadiana country music singer and songwriter, and though he has performed all over Canada, this will be his first time coming to Strathmore.
“The songs that I write and perform, they are all very Canadian flavoured. They are all about the people, and the places, and the history and the folklore of Canada,” said Hus as he explains the term Canadiana.
Hus originally hails from the Kootenays in B.C., but has lived in Alberta for a number of years.
Seven years ago when he moved to Calgary, his specific goal was to become a major country music performer.
“I was over in Europe playing in exhibitions in Germany in the Canadian pavilion, and I was singing my Canadian songs there. It was kind of going well and I recorded my first album actually in Germany,” said Hus.
“Then I kind of wanted to give music a try as a career and I thought if you want to be a big country star you move to Nashville, Tennessee and if you want to be a Canadian cowboy singer you move to Calgary, that made sense to me.”
Things have been going well and he said every year it gets better. He is signed Stony Plain Records and has just released his fifth album called ‘Hockeytown.’
Hus has been touring throughout Canada, the USA, and Europe and had performed in 200 concerts in 2010 alone.
“The last two summers I spent opening concerts and backing up Canadian icon Stompin’ Tom Connors. I also co-wrote the song “Hurtin’ Albertan” with Corb Lund which was a gold selling record in Canada and also became the namesake of Corb’s touring band. We are currently nominated for “Roots Artist of the Year” at the 2011 Canadian Music Awards,” said Hus.
Travelling band mate Billy MacInnis from Prince Edward Island is one of the finest fiddle players from the Maritime provinces and has been a member of Stompin’ Tom’s band for the last seven years, said Hus.
They also travel with Riley Tubbs, who plays an upright string bass.
The doors to the Legion open at 6:30 p.m. July 30, and it’s a free event. All are welcome.
“It’s going to be a good time, western concert with lots of Canadian songs and some fiddle tunes and a lot of upbeat kind of stuff,” said Hus.