Tim Lee
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Tim Lee


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"Edmonton Sun Review"

"Tim Lee's lead guitar gets better every year... his phrasing is just superb!" "...up there with anything pulled off on Delmark's recent live disc by Lurrie Bell and Michael Coleman who are two of Chicago's best players."
- The Edmonton Sun

"SEE Magazine Review"

"...has learned his blue lessons well, getting early inspiration from Mel Brown before apprenticing with the likes of Russell Jackson and Sam Cockrell." "...presents a good mix of originals and covers, some fine playing and a selection of material that touches a lot of blues bases."
- SEE Magazine

"Exclaim! Magazine Review"

"...Lee doesn’t draw distinctions between genres, freeing him up to play what he enjoys, creating it in his own voice, aided by a simpatico crew of accomplished players. Harpist Chris “Junior” Malleck complements Lee’s skills perfectly and bassist Steve Toms and drummer Murray Campbell complete a tight band that mine a subtle groove that grows addictive with repeated listening."
- Exclaim! Magazine


"…lays back like a long swing in a cool hammock on a hot, breezy day."

"'Cleo's Back' is one powerful start to the disc, exorcising the Stax-soaked spirits of Booker T. and Motown's Jr. Walker in a R&B-driven instrumental that showcases the sizeable talents of each player."

"…assuredly somebody with something to say and a new way to say it."
- Blues Revue

"Echo Magazine Review"

"…proves he can step out of standard blues renditions and mark his own territory…"
- Echo Magazine

"Echo Magazine - Cover Story"

"…that sweet mix of warm drive and cocky treble that defines the Tim Lee sound."

"Whether he is emitting humorous rooster squawks from the belly of that Heritage, seamless blues phrases from its strings, or bellowing something about someone doing him wrong, he is always a showman and always rocks."
- Echo Magazine


Tim Lee and the Revelators
62min. 43sec. Recorded live.

Tim Lee and the Revelators
with Mel Brown



"…proves he can step out of standard blues renditions and mark his own territory…"

"…assuredly somebody with something to say and a new way to say it."

"…lays back like a long swing in a cool hammock on a hot, breezy day."

“...if you don't know, you had better ask somebody!”

For nearly twenty years, Tim Lee has been bringing his brand of cool to stages across the country and around the world. All the while, he's been working with and learning from some of the best in the business. Many years and tours with former B.B. King bassist Russell Jackson, Chicago R&B star Sam Cockrell and legendary Texas Bluesman Sonny Rhodes has allowed Lee to draw from a deep well and develop his own modern Blues sound.

As a guitarist, Lee acknowledges the huge influence Mel Brown has had on his style since their first meeting in the early 90's and he continues to pay homage to his mentor at every show. Lee is also becoming quite a threat on the lap steel and while a nod has to be given to the time spent with Sonny Rhodes, his sound and style on the instrument is more reminiscent of Robert Randolph and Ben Harper.

Add to that his powerful voice and confident stage presence and you have the world class show that Tim Lee brings to excited fans, young and old, night after night.


Armed with his guitar, his voice and a respect for past traditions, Tim Lee is a Canadian Blues player looking to the future. "Assuredly somebody with something to say and a new way to say it." is how Blues Revue describes the Ontario-born, Edmonton based performer who Echo Magazine calls "a consummate bluesman with a chrome polished voice and howling guitar."

Hot on the heels of his tenure with ‘The Russell Jackson Band’ (former bassist with the B.B. King Orchestra) and Chicago’s premier R&B band ‘Sam Cockrell and the Groove’, Tim is at it again. As a solo acoustic show or with his band ‘The Revelators’, he continues to deliver at a world class level, night after night. Along with ‘The Revelators’, Tim has been collaborating with, among others, keyboardist/vocalist Graham Guest (Sue Foley Band) in a partnership which has resulted in a number of incendiary performances and a new live CD released in October, 2006. Along with Canadian and international dates, Tim continues to write and record songs for his next studio release.

Since his first performance in 1991, Tim has enjoyed appearing with many wonderful artists like Donald Ray Johnson, Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne and Eddie Vaan Shaw Jr. He has also made appearances at the Edmonton Labatt’s Blues Festival, S.O.B.A. Blues Picnic, Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Pop The Gator and upstairs at the el Mocambo. Through it all, he acknowledges the good fortune he’s had, learning from some of the best in the business. Most recently, Russell Jackson and Sam Cockrell.

Tim states “Russell taught me more about Blues than anyone. He also taught me about stuff you don’t find on the records. Things like how to keep your head on straight, how to survive the rigors of the road and above all how to deliver a world class performance – every time – no matter what. Working with Sam Cockrell gave me the opportunity to dive much deeper into old school funk, r&b, soul and even disco. They both taught me a lot about being an entertainer and they never restricted me to the sidelines. I was given the opportunity to be right out front and was encouraged to shine.”

Add to that the undeniably huge influence guitar god Mel Brown has had on him since their first meeting early in Tim’s career and you’ve got the man Exclaim! Magazine calls “…a maverick with a unique new take on the blues.”


Edmonton Labatt’s Blues Festival – Saskatoon Blues Festival – Mt. Baker Blues Festival – Southern Ontario Blues Association Blues Picnic – Sturgis Motorcycle Rally – University of Waterloo Canada Day Festival (55,000 people in attendance) – 3 years as host of the infamous Saturday Afternoon Blues Jam at Blues On Whyte – ‘A’ Channel’s ‘Big Breakfast Show’ – City TV’s ‘Breakfast Television’ – City TV’s ‘Lunch Television’ – Featured guest on C.J.S.R.-F.M.’s ‘Calling All Blues’ and ‘Dog Tracks’ – Featured guest on C.K.W.R.-F.M.’s ‘Zona Radio’ – Blues On Whyte – Pop The Gator – El Mocambo – Plus many more…