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Tim Hus

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MEET TIM HUS:
Alberta song-maker and storyteller tells the truth about driving trucks, hunting dogs, fishing for bass, potash mining and the Church of Country Music. His third Stony Plain CD explains it all.

I’m just a singer standing on a stage
Following the footsteps of those who led the way
When the dance floor is busy I sell a lot of beer
In the barrooms and the honky-tonks fifty weeks a year

In Alberta, Tim Hus is a star. Here he is, on the cover of Western Star, his latest album for Stony Plain, wrapped in a leather coat with wolf fur trim. Politically correct? Maybe not, but Tim’s a guy who tells it like it is. As straight-up as a Tim Horton’s double-double, he’s been a beer truck driver, a sawhand, a salmon farmer, a tree planter, a cabinetmaker and a well driller, and he’s written songs about most of it,

Harry Stinson, the veteran Nashville producer who helped make the new record, puts it this way: “Tim Hus is a great Canadian song-slinger. His pen can hit the bullseye of any subject he chooses. Songs of place, songs of people, songs of history. Tim Hus will tell you all about it and entertain you at the same time.”

So get hold of a copy of Western Star. Like Stinson says, you’ll find songs about potash mining, bass fishing, truck driving, pheasant hunting. Oh, and drinking too much (“Halifax Blues”) and some serious salvation — check “Church of Country Music.”

Better yet, go see him when he plays in your town. He’s travelled a lot of miles, and he’s probably on his way to wherever you are.

The album’s title song is not an artist’s boastful self-description, in case you thought it was, and the song’s lyric says it all:

I’m a two-way teamster transport truckin’
Diesel demon double-clutchin’
Makin’ my way along every highway whenever you are
I’m a white line wrangler wheeling my wide load in my Western Star

If truckin’ is a fever I caught it
Whatever you got, a big truck brought it
By a guy on the fly riding high the way I do

Mentored by the late Stompin’ Tom Connors (he’s done two national tours as Tom’s opening artist and backup band) Tim Hus proudly carries on the tradition of writing songs about working Canadians and Canada's rich history. With his Canadiana travelin' band, he brings his music to small town community halls, major international festivals, and just about every truck stop in between.

Tim Hus has been doing this for well over 10 years — Western Star is his fourth album of original songs, and his third for Stony Plain. Recorded in Nashville, Tim had ace producer and session drummer Harry Stinson in his corner for the new recording

Stinson, who has worked with dozens of major artists, including Steve Earle, Trisha Yearwood, Ian Tyson and Corb Lund, brought in an A-list of veteran musicians. Collectively, the players on Western Star have played, toured or recorded with Marty Stuart, George Jones, Porter Wagoner, Lynn Anderson, Rodney Crowell and Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs among dozens of others. One of the many distinguished players was steel guitarist Kayton Roberts, who was a member of Hank Snow’s legendary Rainbow Ranch Boys.arry Stinson (Ian Tyuson

Stinson and Tim Hus chose the musicians not only to add touches to the songs, but also to create a connection to the traditions and origins of roots and country music while tipping the hat to those who have travelled this road before him.

Musically, this is country with an edge, written and sung and performed with integrity and heart. No false notes, no pretending, no “act” — this is the real thing.

And he really is a member, in good standing, of the Church of Country Music:

In the Church of Country Music
There’s an alter in the sky
This is where we come to praise
The singers throughout all time
Above the voices of the great ones
There is a throne in the Church of Country Music
We believe in George Jones

Western Star

Western Star
SPCD 1365
Genre: Roots
Released: 10 September 2013

Western Star drives Tim Hus' career forward with the momentum of a fully loaded tractor trailer. With the passing of his friend and mentor Stompin' Tom Connors, Tim proudly carries on the tradition of writing songs about working Canadians and Canada's rich history. With his Canadiana travelin' band, Tim Hus brings his music to small town community halls, major international festivals, and every truck stop in between.

  1. Western Star (3:15)
  2. Master Caster (3:41)
  3. Pheasant Huntin' Day (3:42)
  4. Church of Country Music (3:52)
  5. Halifax Blues (3:36)
  6. Forgotten Sailor (4:32)
  7. Inside Passage (3:51)
  8. Hardcore Apple Picker (2:45)
  9. Marietta Miner (2:45)
  10. Madawaska River (3:18)
  11. Short Go Shuffle (3:20)
  12. Wild Rose Waltz (5:33)

Reviews:

Penguin Eggs #60 Winter
By Barry Hammond

"There doesn't seem to be any limit on where Hus may wind up in the history books."

Hockeytown

Hockeytown
SPCD 1351
Genre: Roots
Released: 15 June 2010
  1. Canadian Pacific (3:28)
  2. Hockeytown (Listen to mp3 clip) (4:01)
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  3. Red River Flood (2:26)
  4. Saskatchewan Son-Of-A-Gun (Listen to mp3 clip) (3:25)
  5. North Atlantic Trawler (3:32)
  6. Hamilton Steel (2:58)
  7. Picture Butte Charlie (3:27)
  8. Sasquatch Hunter (3:07)
  9. Home Of Hank Snow (3:08)
  10. Country Music Lament (Listen to mp3 clip) (4:21)
  11. Talkin' Saskatoon Blues (2:59)
  12. Vagabond (4:21)

Reviews:

BEATROUTE MAGAZINE
By Spencer Brown
“I feel my songs are all very relatable for people and to have someone tell you, you sing about everything I am, I guess it’s a dream come true. All kinds of songwriters try to relate to people and it’s such a great feeling when you accomplish that.”

Bush Pilot Buckaroo

Bush Pilot Buckaroo
SPCD 1336
Genre: Country
Released: 3 June 2008
  1. Dempster Highway (Listen to mp3 clip) (3:22)
  2. Cattlerack Cadillac (3:27)
  3. Bush Pilot Buckaroo (4:00)
  4. Battle River (3:33)
  5. A Hundred Grande (Listen to mp3 clip) (3:27)
  6. Bakersfield Music (2:45)
  7. Man With The Big Hat with Gary Fjellgaard (5:48)
  8. Coal Mine (3:09)
  9. Hockey Mom (Listen to mp3 clip) (3:03)
  10. Vancouver Blues (3:30)
  11. Roadhouse Band (3:40)
  12. The Great Divide (4:30)