- Tim has been nominated for a CCMA award, multiple ECMA awards and Music Prince Edward Island awards.
- 2013 - Roots / Traditional Solo Recording Of The Year ("The Other Side")
- 2013 - Male Solo Recording Of The Year ("The Other Side")
- 2012 - SpinCount Touring Artist Of The Year · 2010 - Group Of The Year
- 2010 - Pop Album Of The Year (Broken Hearted Beat)
- Best Music Mainstage Act 2013
- 2007 - Entertainer Of The Year
- 2007 - Songwriter Of The Year ("Wasn't For You")
- 2007 - Male Vocalist Of The Year
- 2007 - Pop Album Of The Year (Even)
- 2004 - Pop Album Of The Year (Something Acoustic)
- 2002 - Song Of The Year ("The Source")
Tim Chaisson is having his moment.
Even if he weren’t perched firmly on top of the most accomplished record of his career – the many- sided country/folk/pop opus Lost in Light, produced by Band of Horses wunderkind Bill Reynolds – the singer/ songwriter and multi-instrumentalist would have countless career highs to celebrate.
Where to begin? Three knockout showcases at Austin’s famed South by Southwest Festival last spring and subsequent dates supporting alt-rock legends the Goo Goo Dolls. That spot at the Mariposa Folk Festival covering Gordon Lightfoot under the approving gaze of Lightfoot himself. A TV special in Canada on CMT’s Live At The Edison series. And let’s not forget Chaisson’s wildly successful 2014 PledgeMusic crowd-funding campaign, which helped underwrite Lost in Light, Chaisson’s third nationally distributed album and easily his most confident and ambitious.
That’s saying something considering Chaisson’s accolades already include multiple East Coast Music Award nominations and wins, a Top 10 single on CBC Radio 2, opening dates for Canuck country star Johnny Reid and outstanding performances at marquee folk festivals across the globe.
Producer Bill Reynolds “was into making a record that had a bit of a country feel and a bit of a pop feel but with a nod to my Celtic background. So he came to Canada.”
As with previous records, including 2009’s Broken Hearted Beat, produced by Big Sugar boss Gordie Johnson, Chaisson’s calling card on Lost in Light is his stylistic dexterity, the product of a literal lifetime spent performing solo, in bands and with various members of the sprawling and virtuosic Chaisson clan.
That may also be why the Prince Edward Island native – who plays guitar, fiddle, mandolin, banjo and piano on the new record while handling lead vocals – found it so easy collaborating with others.
Chaisson says, “I’ve always listened to everything – I love country but also pop and folk and Celtic music and roots music. I am a huge James Taylor fan but I also I grew up as a fiddle player and I find it really hard to write a song that only focuses on one genre. With this record, I was ready to explore all these different sides. Finishing it is the highpoint of a pretty great year,” which will include even more dates in Australia, the UK, the U.S. and across Canada stretching well into 2015. Enthuses Chaisson, “I can’t wait.”