Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Local Canadian Veteran Shares Personal Stories Through Song

Horizon Stage Presents Tim Isberg: Singer, Songwriter, Soldier, on Friday, November 17

From Rwanda to Afghanistan, Canadian Army veteran Tim Isberg has faced the challenges of living and working in different cultures and conflicts amid the best and worst humanity has to offer. As a singer-songwriter, Tim weaves sincerity and a natural sense of humour through the fabric of his well-crafted stories and songs. With a voice and style similar to Lennie Gallant, Ryan Adams, and Rodney Crowell, Tim makes each and every listener feel connected. Less than a week after Remembrance Day, Tim will share his incredible life experiences through his contemporary folk and country music at Horizon Stage on Friday, November 17.

Originally from southern Alberta, Tim’s path has been long and twisty. He started playing, performing, and writing at a young age but pursued an education in environmental sciences. Tim was encouraged to join the Reserves in Lethbridge, which he really enjoyed, so he later joined the Canadian Army and went off to see the world.

About 10 years ago Tim picked up the guitar again. Since then he has re-launched his career as a folk/country singer-songwriter and he has toured internationally. His album Tears Along The Road was recorded with celebrated JUNO award-winning producer-engineer Miles Wilkinson, and was selected by Music Canada as one of their Top 25 favourite Albums of 2015. His song "Devil on Your Back", about revenge on the western Blackfoot Plains, was a finalist in the Best Song of Alberta for the Calgary Folk Music Festival. In 2016 Tim was honoured to be nominated for a Male Artist of the Year Alberta Country Music Award.

Tim is very well rounded! With a formal education in global studies and political and environmental sciences Tim also trains horses and writes more than just music. One of his stories is featured in the book "Everyday Heroes" which was published by Simon and Schuster in October 2017.

See life through the music of a Canadian veteran - get to know Tim Isberg at Horizon Stage on Friday, November 17. Tickets are $35 for Adults and $30 for Students and Seniors and may be purchased at the City Hall Ticket Centre (315 Jespersen Ave), by phone at 780-962-8995 or 1-888-655-9090, and online through

"Tim Isberg's humour, heart-felt stories and authentic music captured our audience from the first song... many say it was the best show they'd seen at the club..." 
Joe Duperreault, New Moon Folk Club (Edmonton)

"An evening with Tim is like sitting by a fire with friends listening to great stories with an exceptional guitar player and an even better story teller". 
Patrick MacIntyre, Ironwood Stage & Grill (Calgary)

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