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.

Just Posted

22 teams compete in Sweetheart Curling Bonspiel

From February 9 to 11, the Sparwood Curling Club hosted it’s annual… Continue reading

Political theatre shines light on womens issues

The Vagina Monologues returned to Fernie last weekend for the second time,… Continue reading

Local rink heading to curling provincials

The Mens Masters East-West playdown took place in Sparwood from February 2-4.… Continue reading

Kootenay East MLA reacts to Throne Speech

Tom Shypitka says speech falls short of intended mark.

Specialist shortage affecting elective surgeries

East Kootenay Regional Hospital recruiting additional anesthetists

REPLAY: B.C. this week in video

In case you missed it, here’s a look at replay-worthy highlights from across the province this week

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

Calgary man dies in Mexico following sudden illness

Troy Black was with his wife, Lindsay, in Puerto Vallarta when he began vomiting blood on Thursday

Virtue and Moir break their own world record

Virtue and Moir break short dance record to sit first in ice dance at Olympics

Trump gets angry about election meddling, but not at Russia

‘Weirdest thing’: Trump expresses anger, but not over Russian election-meddling

New doping charge could hurt Russia’s chance at reinstatement

Russia could lose its chance to be reinstated before the end of the Winter Olympics because of a doping charge against curling bronze medallist Alexander Krushelnitsky.

‘Black Panther’ blows away box office with $192M weekend

In estimates Sunday, Disney predicted a four-day holiday weekend of $218 million domestically and a global debut of $361 million.

Canada wins gold in bobsleigh

Justin Kripps and Alexander Kopacz tied for first in two-man event at 2018 Winter Olympics

VIDEO: Protesters rally for affordable housing ahead of B.C. budget

Residents call on province to keep locals housed

Most Read