Winnipeg Free Press

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS,
JUNE 7, 2008

CD REVIEW - COUNTRY

TIM HUS - BUSH PILOT BUCKAROO (Stony Plain/Warner)

After three independently financed releases and several cross-country treks under his guitar strap, Tim Hus has signed with Alberta based Stony Plain and produced his most accessible disc yet.

The truckers who tame the Dempster Highway, the coal miners of Westray and Hillcrest and the homesick roughnecks who work the oil fields join the cowboys, guitar slingers and bush pilot buckaroos who inhabit the musical world of the 30-year-old. Like fellow Albertan Corb Lund, Hus is influenced by the cowboy poetry of Ian Tyson and Ramblin' Jack Elliot. You'll also hear elements of Waylon and Willie; however, legendary Canadian artist Stompin' Tom Connors has left an even larger boot print on Hus's overall sound (he covers Connors' Hockey Mom).

Like his mentor, his subject matter is inspired by the people, places and stories of this country for a genre that could only be termed Canadiana.

HHH1/2-- Bruce Leperre

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