Tim Williams will be in Fernie on Oct. 1.

Tim Williams to perform at Arts Station

Blues artist Tim Williams will play a show in Fernie on Oct. 1.

Renowned blues musician Tim Williams is set to play at the Arts Station, which he describes as “a favourite venue of mine.”

The musician, who has been performing for nearly five decades, is touring to support his new album So Low. After winning Best Solo Act and Best Guitarist at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in 2014, Williams thought it was a good opportunity to record a solo album.

“I thought, well it’s probably time to just put out a complete studio solo album. I’ve done one live solo album in the past and there are solo tracks on just about every recording that I’ve released. But this one is absolutely old school solo,” said Williams. “There is no guest. It is me in a really good sounding studio with four really good sounding instruments.”

The album, which was recorded in Calgary, features new songs along with new arrangements of some classic songs. “It had been a few years since the Blue Highway disc, which was the one previous. I had written a few new things that I was quite happy with and rearranged some traditional tunes that people were asking me when I was going to record,” said Williams.

Williams is originally from California but immigrated to Canada in the late 1960s. Now, the three time Juno-nominated artist plays shows all over the world, continually on tour and working on new projects. After his show in Fernie, he performs in Waterton before heading to the Maritimes for a six-show engagement on the East Coast.

Williams is set to play at the Arts Station at 8 p.m. on Oct. 1. Tickets are available at Freshies, the Arts Station or online at www.eventbrite.com.

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