Tim Williams and Jim McLennan – A Fingerstyle AffairTim Williams and Jim McLennan together in a hybrid event – demo/discussion/performance/Q & A – exploring history, styles and techniques, influences, writing and arranging for acoustic fingerstyle guitar. For players and listeners.
Tim Williams, Inspired by the Hillbilly and Western Swing music he heard as a child, Tim absorbed late Fifties Rhythm & Blues and Rock & Roll, Hawaiian and Mexican music, early Sixties Folk, and Bluegrass “like a sponge” before discovering a passion for traditional blues styles which was fueled by seing many first generation blues musicians live during the “Blues Boom” of the mid and late Sixties.
Jim McLennan’s reputation as a fingerstyle guitarist, composer and arranger has produced an enduring legacy as one of Alberta’s finest guitarists. He recorded for Stefan Grossman’s iconic Kicking Mule record label in the 1970s, and has been featured in Guitar Player magazine.Upon its release, Jim’s solo guitar CD, Six-String Gumbo, was a Western Canadian Music Award finalist for Instrumental Recording of the Year.