Tim Isberg will play a concert with Creston’s own Mark Koenig opening the night on Saturday at the Snoring Sasquatch.
Isberg, originally from southern Alberta, is an accomplished singer-songwriter who is re-emerging in the performance scene after a lengthy hiatus from music to serve in the Canadian Army.
Isberg had the privilege and real-life challenges over several years living and working in different cultures, international conflict zones and amidst the best and worst humanity has to offer. As a performer, he has entertained audiences in many interesting corners of Europe, east Africa and Afghanistan, and throughout the Middle East and Levant. Many of his storyteller songs stem from these life adventures.
Isberg brings well-crafted songs to the stage along with an appealing vocal timbre, but more than that, he brings a unique and endearing array of life experiences and shares them in a way that makes each listener feel connected.
In his years abroad, Isberg was a favourite on folk club circuits and in group performances internationally for deployed military and civilian personnel, performing his own Americana and contemporary original songs and an eclectic mix of rock, pop, folk, Celtic and country cover tunes.
Isberg’s solid guitar rhythms and ear-catching songs create a style of his own where listeners can escape into the story behind the song. His demo song, “Devil on Your Back”, of turn-of-the-century outlaws on the western Blackfoot Plains was a finalist in the best song of Alberta for the Calgary Folk Music Festival.
Before embarking on his military career, Isberg’s past included a formal education in environmental sciences, skills in training horses and early exposure as a budding young musician — a pastime he has missed.
Since returning to the Alberta music scene, Isberg is quickly gaining very credible exposure with musicians and audiences alike. His added exposure as a public speaker on domestic and international issues, and as an MC for special events also contributes to a positive audience experience.
Doors to the Aug. 8 show open at 7 p.m. with the show starting at 8. Tickets are $10 in advance, available at Buffalo Trails, Black Bear Books and Kingfisher Used Books, and $13 at the door.