Join the Blue Mondays House Band with special guest Tim Williams for this all-ages blues jam. Bring your instruments, bring your blues, bring your appetite and bring your kids to this family friendly event. All ages and levels of ability welcome!
Tim Williams’ career began in the coffee houses of Southern California in the mid-1960s and continues today around the world from his home base on the Canadian Prairies. Tim has played festivals, folk clubs, concert halls and roadhouses from Rabat, Morocco, to Melbourne, Australia, and from Dawson City, Yukon Territory to Zihuatanejo, Mexico, all to huge acclaim. His guitar skills are frequently compared to Ry Cooder and David Lindley (and like them, Tim plays a wealth of other string instruments), and his songwriting has won praise from the likes of Tom Russel and Willie Nelson. A string of Maple Blues Award nominations (Toronto Blues Society), two JUNO award nominations, five Betty Mitchell Awards for composition/musical direction in theatre, and roughly a dozen awards from Real Blues magazine (as artist, guitarist, producer) attest to the high caliber of his work.
As we move towards opening the new National Music Centre in 2015, our very small staff and limited resources must be highly focused on preparing ourselves, our collection and our programs for the new building. So, in 2013 we are shifting our focus from delivering programming in our current space to planning and building out our offering in the new space. As a result, some of our programs are beginning their transformation – including Blue Mondays. In order to ensure we are able to deliver our many programs to the utmost quality in 2015, we will be phasing the current Blue Mondays jam out and begin to build the reintroduction of the famous Saturday Afternoon Jam at the King Eddy in 2015.
We will present one last Blue Mondays on January 28, 2013. In the meantime, we’re excited to offer a series of King Eddy Nights celebrating this musical icon. Presented by John Rutherford (who was a part of the King Eddy house band for seven years) the series will include dialogue, interviews with special guests, performances, artifacts and multimedia, and will function as a programming bridge to a new era at NMC and the King Eddy. This new series will take place on the First Thursday in April, August and October.