Tiny Legs Tim

Live Act Roots Blues Folk Rhythm & Blues (R&B) folk-blues
Tiny Legs Tim - Roots Blues Folk Rhythm & Blues (R&B) folk-blues Live Act in Gent

Tiny Legs Tim Short Info

Tiny Legs Tim is one of the most important names in the contemporary Belgian roots scene. Following his successful studio-album ‘Stepping Up’ (2015), his fourth album, ‘Melodium Rag’, is going back to basics.

‘Melodium Rag’ is a stripped-down album on which Tim, armed with an acoustics Martin 017 guitar from 1943, searches for the essence of music. Steven Troch (on harmonica) adds accents and shines at just the right moments, while creating an energized atmosphere. Tiny Legs Tim comes across most powerfully when his songs are stripped to their purest form, as they are on this album. The resulting music is deeply honest and his talent unmistakable.

One take, no overdub: an analogue vision without any further intervention predominates on ‘Melodium Rag’. ‘Melodium Rag’ was recorded directly on tape and with one microphone only: a Ribbon Melodium from the 1950’s (the type also favoured by Edith Piaff and Django Reinhardt). No computers were used during the recordings. Due to the use of only 1 microphone, ’Melodium Rag’ is an overcut mono-recording; but as if by magic, the stereo-effect is spacious. This allows the album to sound both vintage and modern.

‘Melodium Rag’ is an authentic album that even in 2017 stands its ground. Tiny Legs Tim is inspired by acoustic duo’s like Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Mississippi Fred McDowell & Johnny Woods. His own distinctive voice is however found here in the refreshing mixture of fingerpicking, Delta blues, shuffles, country, folk and rag time.

Alongside his own work, Tiny Legs Tim also has one cover on ‘Melodium Rag’ - ‘Death Letter’ - a tribute to Son House. The old black and white films of Son House not only engaged Tiny Legs Tim’s imagination qua sound, skills, dynamics and performance, but also inspired him.

Following 3 earlier albums and shows opening for the likes of Pete Doherty, Richard Thompson, John Mayall, John Primer and Roland Van Campenhout, Tiny Legs Tim is coming into his own more than ever and may be seen as a trailblazer in the Belgian roots scene. He has played clubs like AB, Tivoli, Vredenburg, Gigant and 4AD and festivals like Blues Peer, Dranouter en Moulin Blues Festival.

Tim is now ready for a new chapter: the (European) release of ‘Melodium Rag’ and the supporting tour locally and abroad, starting in February 2017.

Tiny Legs Tim is one of the most important names in the contemporary Belgian roots scene. Following his successful studio-album ‘Stepping Up’ (2015), his fourth album, ‘Melodium Rag’, is going back to basics.

‘Melodium Rag’ is a stripped-down album on which Tim, armed with an acoustics Martin 017 guitar from 1943, searches for the essence of music. Steven Troch (on harmonica) adds accents and shines at just the right moments, while creating an energized atmosphere. Tiny Legs Tim comes across most powerfully when his songs are stripped to their purest form, as they are on this album. The resulting music is deeply honest and his talent unmi...

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Past Gigs Tiny Legs Tim

  • 11 | 2016 Aachen (DE) Domkeller
  • 11 | 2016 Geel (BE) De Werft
  • 11 | 2016 Gent (BE) Cafe Afsnis
  • 10 | 2016 Rosmalen (BE) Rosblues
  • 10 | 2016 Kortrijk (BE) Cultuurcentrum Kortrijk
  • 10 | 2016 Tilburg (NL) The Blues Connection
  • 10 | 2016 Luik (BE) La Diode
  • 09 | 2016 Lelystad (NL) Lely Sunday Afternoon
  • 09 | 2016 Den Haag (NL) De Zwarte Ruiter
  • 09 | 2016 Vlissingen (NL) Cultuurwerf
  • 09 | 2016 Geel (BE) Yellowtime
  • 08 | 2016 Eelko (BE) Caprijke Constance
  • 08 | 2016 Vlieland (NL) De Bolder
  • 08 | 2016 Ternat (BE) Blues Rock Festival
  • 08 | 2016 Heuvelland (BE) Dranouter Festival
  • 08 | 2016 Dendermonde (BE) Huis van Winckel
  • 07 | 2016 Kasterlee (BE) Wisselfeesten
  • 07 | 2016 Deventer (NL) Hoogtevrees
  • 06 | 2016 Olmen (BE) Brouwerij De Schieve
  • 06 | 2016 Gent (BE) Copacobana
  • 06 | 2016 Mons-en-Baroeu (FR) Art 'n Bass
  • 06 | 2016 Hummelo (NL) Mañana Mañana
  • 05 | 2016 Den Haag (NL) Sniester Festival
  • 04 | 2016 Utrecht (NL) TivoliVredenburg
  • 01 | 2016 Groningen (NL) Eurosonic
  • 12 | 2015 Groningen (NL) Vera
  • 08 | 2015 Houffalize (BE) La Truite Magique
  • 08 | 2015 Den Bosch (NL) Boulevard
  • 05 | 2015 Utrecht (NL) Woodlem

Discography Tiny Legs Tim

  • 2017 Melodium Rag Album | Sing My Title
  • 2015 Stepping Up Album | Sing My Title
  • 2013 TLT Album | Sing My Title
  • 2013 Diggin' Deeper EP | Sing My Title
  • 2011 One Man Blues Album | Sing My Title
  • 2011 Constant Constable EP | Sing My Title
  • 2011 They Say Small Birds Don't Fly Too High EP | Sing My Title

Media

  • Video Hard To Admit - Tiny Legs Tim
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  • Video Tiny Legs Tim - Steppin' Up...
  • Media Sad Sad

Origin

  • Gent BE

Members

  • Tiny Legs Tim Guitar & voice
  • Depends on occasion Bass, drums, harmonica

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