Tim Williams' career began in the coffee houses of Southern California in the mid-1960s and continues today around the world from his home base on the Canadian Prairies. Tim has played festivals, folk clubs, concert halls and roadhouses from Rabat, Morocco, to Melbourne, Australia, and from Dawson City, Yukon Territory to Zihuatanejo, Mexico, all to huge acclaim. His guitar skills are frequently compared to Ry Cooder and David Lindley (and like them, Tim plays a wealth of other string instruments), and his songwriting has won praise from the likes of Tom Russel and Willie Nelson. A string of Maple Blues Award nominations (Toronto Blues Society), three JUNO award nominations (Canada's Grammy equivalent) , five Betty Mitchell Awards for composition/musical direction in theatre, and roughly a dozen awards from Real Blues magazine (as artist, guitarist, producer) attest to the high caliber of his work. Tim was also honoured as Guitarist Of The Year for 2012 by the Calgary Blues Music Association. In 2014 the same CBMA awarded him with a lifetime acheivment award and Hall of Fame induction. In 2016 and 2017 Tim has been nominated for a Maple Blues Award as Acoustic Act of the Year (also Guitarist of the Year for 2016).
Tim's win at the International Blues Challenge (in Memphis in 2014) as Best Solo or Duo, and Best Guitarist (solo or duo), are just the latest accolades in a career entering its fifth decade. Tim's blend of passionate, soulful vocals and awe-inspiring chops on a number of instruments including finger-style and slide guitar, mandolin and Hawaiian guitar (among others), along with his wry sense of humor and deep knowledge of blues and roots music, continue to win fans everywhere he plays. His most recent cd , So Low, on the LowdenProud label in late 2015, made #2 on Roots Music Report's Acoustic Blues CD of the Year chart, and his recent recording with Kenny Blues Boss Wayne, Big City Back Country Blues, won the 2017 yycmusic Award for Best Blues Recording.