HUNTER RIVER - Tim Chaisson will be the featured performer in the lounge this week at Harmony House Theatre for Winter Pub Nights. The award-winning musician was recently nominated for four East Coast Music Awards including Song of the Year ("Beat this Heart"), Roots/Traditional Solo Recording of the Year, Entertainer of the Year and Video of the Year. He is also nominated for several of this year's Music PEI Awards.
A humble and soft-spoken musician, Chaisson began performing publicly during primary school in a family Celtic ensemble before embracing his inner songwriter as a teenager and self-releasing four albums.
With 2009's "Broken Hearted Beat," audiences were introduced to a golden-voiced young performer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with a mosaic-like approach to writing music. The album borrowed from a wide range of influences and featured healthy amounts of rock, pop, and country at its core.
However, with his newest album, "The Other Side," the pride of P.E.I. is quite literally going back to his roots. With this new album, Chaisson is poised to reach a new plateau in his burgeoning career and it won't be long before one of the country's most promising young talents is far more than Atlantic Canada's best-kept secret.
The downstairs lounge is open from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Pub-style food will also be available until 10 p.m.