2019 is the 25th anniversary of the tragic Rwandan genocide. As a young army captain in the summer of 1994, Tim Isberg was deployed for a one year mission to Rwanda as an unarmed UN Military Observer. It was his first of many tours of duty, but one that would change his life forever.
Combining a cascade of photographs, genuine stories and live music, Tim will share a very personal account of his experiences in Rwanda and songs it inspired.
ACMA Male Artist of the Year Nominee, Tim is an accomplished singer-songwriter originally from Alberta, Canada, who is emerging in the performance scene after a lengthy hiatus from music to serve in the Canadian Army. From Rwanda to Afghanistan, Tim experienced the challenges of living and working in different cultures and conflicts, and amid the best and worst humanity has to offer. As a performer, he has entertained audiences in many corners of Europe, east Africa, Afghanistan and throughout the Middle East and Levant. Many of his storyteller songs stem from these life adventures.
Tim brings well crafted contemporary Americana songs to the stage along with an appealing vocal timbre in styles similar to Lennie Gallant, Ryan Adams, Rodney Crowell, and JJ Cale. More than that, Tim brings a special and endearing array of life experiences and shares them in a way that makes each listener feel connected. With a genuineness, sincerity and a natural sense of humour carefully woven through a fabric of stories and songs, it is Tim's live show - whether solo or up to his full band - where he shines most. His shows are not to be missed!