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Local shows kick off 13th December at Lizottes Newcastle!

Canadian singer-songwriter Tim Chaisson will return to our shores later next week for a month of tour dates to support his new album, The Other Side. It will be the third time in 18 months that Chaisson has toured Australia, building a strong and passionate fan base along the way.

His first December dates are with the legendary Ian Moss - commencing on 13th at Lizottes Newcastle, followed by Lizottes Kincumber on 15th, then 16th at Lizottes Dee Why. He has a number of shows at Cronulla’s Brass Monkey with King Tide, heads to Surry Hills on 19th December to play Café Lounge, and will then enjoy a post-Christmas stint at Woodford Folk Festival in Queensland. In January Tim will hit the road with blues guitar supremo Ray Beadle for various dates, plays the AUSCAN - East Coast Canadian Showcase on January 8th at Notes Newtown and at Melbourne’s Caravan Club on 11th January, and joins forces with Kim Churchill at Brass Monkey, before heading home.

Recorded at Woodshed Studio under the guidance of producer Colin Linden (Bruce Cockburn, Blackie & the Rodeo Kings, Lucinda Williams), The Other Side blends Maritime roots and folk music with a lush yet minimal arrangement. Holding the album together is Tim Chaisson's warm, welcoming vocals and beautiful guitar melodies. A further treat for local fans is the addition of the track ‘Too High’, a collaboration with Ray Beadle, a gentle, melodic journey perfectly blending the different styles of the two artists.

WATCH Tim Chaisson perform 2 new songs from ‘The Other Side’:

Album ‘The Other Side’ out now via ABC Music

Tim Chaisson has taken a giant step forward and has set himself in a place where great things should be happening. In a realm of Canadian music “The Other Side” should be a Juno award nominee if not a winner.

A subtle, quiet album concentrating on P.E.I. resident Chaisson's tender, emotional numbers. Producer Colin Linden keeps everything subdued, on a bed of strumming acoustic guitar, and touches of brightness such as organ that just rise to audible levels to colour the songs but never overwhelm. That puts the emphasis on Chaisson's plaintive voice, matching the search for romantic insight found in the lyrics.

There's the country-tinged rocker who you're probably familiar with, the one who commands a stage with his energetic band of buddies Morning Fold. But peel back a few layers like he did for this, his fifth release, and you get the very core of the PEI native: the storyteller.

In an era where it’s fashionable to craft layers and layers of meaning into music lyrics, it’s always nice to hear someone who sings straight from the heart.


Thursday 13th December 2012: Lizottes - Newcastle (NSW) with Ian Moss

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Saturday 15th December 2012: Lizottes - Kincumber (NSW) with Ian Moss!

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Sunday 16th December 2012: Lizottes Dee Why (NSW) with Ian Moss!

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Tuesday 18th December 2012: Brass Monkey – Cronulla (NSW) with Jeff Martin

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Wednesday 19th December 2012: Café Lounge –Surry Hills (NSW)

Friday 21st December 2012: Brass Monkey – Cronulla (NSW) with King Tide

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Saturday 22nd December 2012: Brass Monkey – Cronulla (NSW) with King Tide

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27th December 2012 - 1st January 2013: Woodford Folk Festival – Woodford (QLD)

Friday 4th January 2013: Lizottes - Kincumber (NSW) with Ray Beadle!

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Saturday 5th January 2013: Lizottes - Newcastle (NSW) with Ray Beadle

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Sunday 6th January 2013: Lizottes - Dee Why (NSW) with Ray Beadle!

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Tuesday 8th January 2013: Notes – Newtown (NSW)

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Wednesday 9th January 2013: Brass Monkey – Cronulla (NSW) with Kim Churchill

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Friday 11th January 2013: Caravan Club (VIC)

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Saturday 12th January 2013: Coogee Diggers – Coogee (NSW) with Ray Beadle

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