Another Home Routes concert to be held on Thurs., March 3, brings multi-instrumentalist, multi-award winning artist Ian Tamblyn to Rimbey.
Ian Tamblyn has written over 1,500 songs, released 38 albums of his own work, and has produced music for dozens of other well-known artists. He is passionate about Canada – its history, its natural environments, its people and their stories – andthat passion has been the well from which many of his works – musical and written – have been pulled. Last year he workedwith the Art Gallery of Sudbury to create the album Walking in the Footsteps, created to express the paintings of the Group ofSeven: “15 songs steeped in the rocky soul of Northern Ontario.
Lush and lyrical, it’s fitting that a group of songs about painters and painting would paint such a beautiful musical pictureitself” (Penguin Eggs, Les Siemieniuk). With a career spanning more than thirty years, Tamblyn has moved beyond the “singer-songwriter” genre by recording albums featuring the sounds of nature as the prime component of the instrumentation.
Ian has received a number of awards and nominations. In 2012, he was made a Fellow of the Royal Canadian GeographicSociety for his guiding and creative work in the Canadian Arctic. He has been awarded the Estelle Klein and Helen VergerAwards for his contributions to Canadian folk music, an honourary doctorate from Lakehead University, a DistinguishedAlumni Award from Trent University, and was voted English Songwriter of the Year in 2010 by the Canadian Folk MusicAwards, to name just a few accolades.
He’s contributed as a mentor and teacher and activist for many years, and has recently worked as Writer-in-Residence atCarleton University, teaching songwriting and composition to fourth year music students. Tamblyn continues to invest incomposing and performing music while he works as a guide on Lake Superior and with Adventure Canada’s excursionsthrough the Northwest Passage.
“Tamblyn’s a songwriter in the classic sense, unspooling tales of love, loss and redemption in a voice all his own, while continuing to weave the sound of our nation into his songs” (from the Calgary Folk Festival webpage). Check him out on lineat http://www.tamblyn.com/ or live and in person at the Beatty House! Tickets are available through Stationery Stories andSounds, Main Street Rimbey. For more information call Teri at 403-843-6497 or visit www.beattyheritagehouse.ca