Red Deer Advocate

RED DEER ADVOCATE, JUNE 20, 2008

CD REVIEW

TIM HUS - BUSH PILOT BUCKAROO
STONY PLAIN


By Donald Teplyske Roots Music

Dubbing himself a Canadiana Cowboy singer and songwriter, Tim Hus continues to define his approach to modern country music. With supporters including Stompin’ Tom Connors, the black-hatted Hus has delivered his most fully realized recording, Bush Pilot Buckaroo. Slinging more syllables per line than usual in this type of music, Hus seldom takes a misstep. The cadence of his delivery marks each song as his own, and provides a consistency in sound that is favourable. Liberally sprinkling his songs with prairie references and landmarks, Hus’s growing national appeal may be related to his genuine interest in documenting common elements- work, love, home, and good times. Backersfield Music pays tribute to Buck and Merle, while Roadhouse Band provides a favourable view of the working musician’s life. Battle River hits closer to home, and is fair lonesome. Cattlerack Cadillac and Dempster Highway are in the mold of Corb Lund, and should prove popular radio hits. Bush Pilot Buckaroo is a solid country album with hooks to appeal to the masses, and enough substance to be credible.

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