I caught Timber Timbre at the Black Sheep Inn this past autumn opening for the Great Lake Swimmers. It was a Friday night and after a long week of work I was tired and anxious to see GLS (just for the record, they were fabulous!). Listening to a random guitar player with some pedals just didn’t interest me at all. My friend and I were caught completely off guard by his performance. Not only was this opener a talented musician but he was unique and a wonderful surprise.
The music of Timber Timbre is haunted and to be honest it feels as though front man Taylor Kirk has travelled back in time and found the soul of his music somewhere in the past. Close your eyes and you are transported to the forest before the cities started to encroach on the wild. Keep your eyes shut and you will see a man and a guitar singing in front of a raging bonfire. There is a warmth to his sound that draws you in and captures your attention.
He’s heading out on tour to support the release of his self titled album which is to be released tomorrow January 13th, 2009. You should definitely see Timber Timbre live. I was caught without my camera last time but I’ll be sure to snap some shots next time!
Thurs, Jan. 15th – Toronto, ON @ Soundscapes in-store
Fri, Jan. 16th – Guelph, ON @ Albion Hotel – Out of the Park Records Anniversary Party
Saturday, Feb. 7th – Montreal, QC @ Il Motore with Bruce Peninsula