Tales from the road...
I’m Tim Hus. I was born in the little Kooteney Lake town of Nelson BC, which is a railway town on the Canadian Pacific's secondary mainline in Southern British Columbia. Since then I’ve been all over the place, mainly here and there, doin’ this an’ that. I saw a lot of highways, walked a lot of miles, shook a lot of hands, heard a lot of stories, laughed at a lot of jokes, ate a lot of good food, drank a lot of beer, saw a lot of pretty girls, stepped in a lot of cowpies, hung my hat on a lot of walls, felt a lot of sunshine, froze in a few snowstorms, heard a lot of songs, and made a lot of friends along the way. I spent some time workin’ as a carpenter’s helper, warehouse hand, forklift driver, van driver, treeplanter, brewery truck driver, fruit picker, fisherman, pine cone picker, sawhand, woodworker, well driller, painter, courier, assembly line worker, salmon farmer, furniture mover, labourer, and jack of all trades. I lived in a number of different towns and cities throughout Canada and Europe and after blowin’, rollin’, bangin’,driftin’, singin’, pickin’, wranglin’ workin’, and hitch-hikin’ my way from coast to coast and end to end I wrote some songs about the people and places I came across, learned to play the flattop guitar, and began stompin’ my cowboy boots. I found that people liked my songs so I sang to a lot of people around different bars, saloons, pubs, taverns, festivals, parties, tractor pulls, rodeos, jobsites, campfires. I performed at a heap of exhibitions in Europe as a kind of ambassador for Canada, recorded my first album Songs of West Canada, and ended up in Calgary, Alberta in 2003 where I now stomp my boots with The Rocky Mountain Two. The songs I sing are mainly about miners, loggers, farmers, railroaders, ranchers, cowboys, oil riggers, truck drivers, fishermen, gunfighters, bootleggers, brawlers, gamblers, drinkers, and low down two-bit sons-of-guns. To those of you who know me I’ll tip my hat and say “Thanks for all the good times and it’s a pleasure to know ya!”. For those of you who don’t yet know me I look forward to meetin’ ya!