Calgary-based country singer Tim Hus is playing two shows at the Ironwood, tonight (Thursday, Oct. 17) and Friday, Oct. 18 to celebrate the release of his latest album “Western Star.”
Hus, you might recall, was featured in the February 2013 issue of Avenue Magazine, as part of the ongoing “Final Note” series of profiles of local musicians. (Check out the accompanying video of Hus singing about “politicians, fishermen and liars in general.)
“Western Star” is Hus’s third album for respected roots music label Stony Plain Records. It was produced by Harry Stinson, a renowned Nashville-based producer who has also worked with Hus’s labelmates Ian Tyson and Corb Lund. Like previous efforts, the record taps into Hus’s affinity for the straight-talkin’ workin’ man’s world, with songs that cover everything from potash mining, to truck driving and bass fishing.
The Ironwood is familiar territory for Hus – he plays the historic Inglewood room on a regular basis and celebrated his 10-year performing anniversary there back in November 2012. This time around his set will include the new songs from “Western Star,” along with selections of old favourites.
The Ironwood doesn’t sell tickets to shows, but instead adds the cover charge to patrons’ bills at the end of the evening. Seating reservations are recommneded. To reserve call 403-269-5581. For information about upcoming events at the Ironwood visit ironwoodstage.ca.