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The Guitar Hero


Come to the X for a full concert with Saskatoon guitar hero Tim Vaughn.



They say there's something in the water there!" That's a common phrase you'll hear about Saskatoon because the 'Toon nurtures an abundance of exciting young Blues, Roots, Rock, and Funk guitarists who more then hold their own with the best of them.

Tim Vaughn is one such guitarist. An inventive songwriter and commanding performer, Tim is not afraid to push himself when it comes to showmanship. Exuding raw energy and polished musicianship he is beginning to turn heads.

Drawing inspiration from artists such as Prince, Jimi Hendrix, The Police, Stevie Wonder, Shuggie Otis Bob Dylan and Blues legends such as Freddy King, BB King, T-Bone Walker, Willie Dixon and Howlin' Wolf, Tim has created a soulful collection of original, music that often pays tribute to his heroes. Screaming guitar solos, funky compositions and soaring vocals are all key element to Tim's sound. With a unique expertise on a variety of styles and instruments, Tim is quickly becoming known as a "Renaissance Man", far beyond his years.

Tim's sound has been shaped and influenced by musical mentors, peers and collaborators such as Big Dave McClean, Wide Mouth Mason, Jordan Cook, The Mocking Shadows and Stepchyle (formerly House of Payne). The list of individuals Tim has played on stage with or opened for is as diverse as his music--the late great Bo Diddley, Los Lobos, Tom Cochrane, Devine Brown, Jacksoul, DJ Champion, Wide Mouth Mason, DB Clifford, Moses Mayes, Sekoya, Jack Semple, Amos Garret, Don Alder, the Pocket Dwellers, Sweatshop Union, Swing Soniq' and the Downchild Blues Band.


Hear Tim Vaugh again, courtesy of CBC Radio 2's Concerts on Demand.


Watch this Tim Vaughn favorite on Youtube: