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After spending the previous half-decade delivering over 800 performances across North America primarily as a solo artist, free-thinking Canadian singer/songwriter Tim Harwill ~ the Vegetarian Cowboy ~ released his latest Americana masterpiece in early November, 2009. The 12-title collection of signature original material titled ‘Tim Harwill & Friends – The Wander Man Revisited’ features guest vocal appearances by Godfather of Americana music James Talley, California country/rock pioneer Steve Young, and rising Canadiana country star Tim Hus, and delivers a soul-stirring tribute to the roots of country, rock, and roots music on this, his first fully-electrified recording.
Born into a large working poor family from the ridge country of the Manitoba Interlake district in west-central Canada, Tim Harwill dreamed of a personal brand of countrified roots music before the on-set of adult life while at the feet of an assortment of his musical brethren. Hitting the road as a teen, lost years and countless miles of relentless touring have delivered a compelling live performer and acclaimed songwriter with an expansive catalogue of uplifting original Americana songs. Which the 12-string troubadour delivers with an astonishingly pure emotional commitment, unabashedly rooted in country music’s past while embracing the power of 21st century recording technology in order to demonstrate his commitment to an exciting new philosophical and musical ethos.
With a live performing style that evokes favorable comparison to the greats of the past, he defines the term ‘throwback’, while as producer he delivers an unerringly authentic recorded sound that holds true to a unique and demanding creative vision. Wedding early-20th century recording techniques with the best elements of the early-21st century post-production environment, he has sculpted a series of recordings of subtle power and simple beauty. Eschewing pyrotechnics for honesty, and fueled by the combination of intelligent, heartfelt lyrics and his honest, plaintive voice, Tim Harwill consistently delivers one of the most passionate live and recorded performances in roots music today!
‘The Wander Man Revisited’…there are elements, musical and thematic, that remind of a less country version of Merle Haggard or…a full fledged country version of Jimmy Buffett. – ALT-512, 2010
‘All I Really Need’…this is true country…Harwill fits with the likes of Tyson and Robbins…real country fans will be in heaven, a performer staying true to the music and not selling out for the radio. – Yorkton This Week, 2008
‘Thru The Bottom Of A Glass’…full of acoustic roots country flavored tunes…Tim Harwill delivers a winning vocal performance. – Roots Music Report, 2005
‘Spinner of Tales’…an incredible, heart-felt acoustic CD…excellent first effort…should grace anyone’s collection. – Northern Journey, 1998
Legendarily reclusive by nature, Tim Harwill lives quietly in small-town Alberta in western Canada with canine traveling companion Koko when not on tour.
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