Mountain Times

Happy Post-Equinox!

First off – thanks to everyone who came out to the shows in Atlantic Canada earlier this month.  The whole trip was a real treat, and I am now much better at axe throwing and blueberry picking than I used to be. Extra special thanks to Snowblink (who put out this really sweet/clever/creepy video) and Forward Music Group for putting everything together.  I’m about to embark on a special exploratory musical adventure in the Rocky Mountains on Sunday and have some Western Canadian shows coming up after that, BUT FIRST, I’ll be playing with some friends and trying out some new instrumental material in the next couple of days at Pop Montreal.

Pop Montreal Shows

My ambient instrumental alias Tim Crabtree (confusing, I know) will be playing an improvised electric guitar set at Empire Exchange tomorrow at 3pm.  It’s a free show, come down early and fall asleep with me!  During this year’s festival I’ll also be accompanying a fantastic artist new to the scene in Montreal, Camille Delean – her first show is sold out, the second is on a first come, first served basis so again, get down early!  Please take extra note of the event times, as some of these are afternoon shows, and they will all start right on time.

Tim Crabtree Solo Instrumental Set for Oh Hi at Pop Montreal

September 23 ***3pm*** Empire Exchange (free show), 51 Bernard Ouest // info

Camille Delean at Pop Montreal

September 23 ***6pm*** Rialto Theatre Rooftop, SOLD OUT info
September 24 ***5pm*** Divan Orange info

Western Canadian Shows

I’ll be heading out west at the end of October, a couple more shows are still to be announced, in the meantime…

Oct 19 – Edmonton, AB, Sewing Machine Factory // tickets
Oct 20 – Calgary, AB, Wine Oh’s
Oct 21 – Vancouver, BC, Merge (NE corner of Powell and Clarke Dr.) // tickets
Oct 26 – Saskatoon, SK, Vangelis Tavern

Banff Centre Residency

Like the true gnome that I am I’ll be retreating into the mountains this Sunday for a month of exploration.  I’ve been selected for a residency at the incredible Banff Centre for the Arts in the Albertan Rockies.  There are quite a few things on the menu for me – finishing the new album, working on orchestrations and some sad dance music, but the place is a hive for amazing creative people, and I’m excited to see what collaborations will come about in my time there.

I’m hugely grateful and excited for this opportunity, and cannot wait to get started.  On that note, I should probably go and pack,





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East West East

Happy Monday

My summer of excessive consumption of ice cream, cheese curds (raw and deep fried) and football on the telly is winding up, and I’m so excited to to get out on the road again – first up is Newfoundland before skimming through Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. I’ll be heading out west for an artist residency in the Rocky Mountains in October before a small slew (oxymoron?) of Western shows and then it’s back to Europe in November! More below…

Atlantic Canadian Shows with Snowblink

It’s been a couple of years since I’ve had the fortune to head out to the Rock, but I’m so glad to be getting back there later this week.  For the first time I’ll get to see a little bit more of the island, driving up to Port Rexton, on what has to be the best-named stretch of road in the world – I’ll be passing (to name just a few) Goobies, Little Heart’s Ease, Come by Chance, Trouty, Random Island and the infamous Dildo on my way to the show.  NS and NB are up next and I’ll be sharing a good number of these shows with my friends the Toronto/LA duo Snowblink (have a listen to their track with Feist, “How Now”, over here).

September 2 – St. John’s, NL: Long’s Hill House, 63 Long’s Hill // facebook
September 4 – Port Rexton, NL: Two Whales // info
September 6 – St. John’s, NL: The Ship // facebook *
September 7 – Halifax, NS: Timber Lounge // tickets // facebook *
September 8 – Moncton, NB: PlanB // tickets // facebook *
September 9 – Fredericton, NB: The Capital // tickets // facebook *

* with Snowblink

Residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts

I’ve been accepted into the prestigious Banff Centre for the Arts in the heart of the Canadian Rockies and will be heading out there to work on scoring my music for orchestra this autumn. It will be an amazing chance to collaborate with incredible artists from all kinds of disciplines, and may also see my orchestral debut playing the clarinet (better get some practice in). There’ll be some western shows through Alberta, Saskatchewan and BC following on from the residency in late-October. More to come on that next time.

Southern Europe in November

Late autumn tour plans are firming up, and I can let you know that I’ll be heading back through Spain and Portugal in November, as well as performing the first ever PBS shows in Switzerland and Italy. Again, more news next month…





Blue Skies Turn Black Presents: December 17 – Montreal, QC: Casa Del Popolo // tickets