It's fabulously raw, somebody's occasionally behind the beat and some of the rhymes can be shaky but Tim Hus has a flawless ear and eye for the woes and cares of the blue-collar dude, whether he's a cowboy, train robber or just a hurtin' Albertan. "Beerhauler" rattles off seemingly every beer brand in Canada while "Rumrunner" is a knee-slappin' tour of 1920s prohibition car chases in the Crow's Nest Pass. "Great Plains Tour" is an amazingly evocative look at the musical touring life and his cover of Danny Mack's "Canadian Cowboy" is spot on.
Tim Hus is a Canadian treasure. Rating 4/5
- John P. McLaughlin, Vancouver Province