By Charlene Wirtz
The Wadena Arts Council picked a lovely afternoon to hold a concert benefiting the Wadena United Church.
March 9 saw Tim Hus and The Rocky Mountain Two entertain a large crowd at the church. Hus is a songwriter in the tradition of Stompin’ Tom Connors, penning songs about the Canadian working person and the pioneer traditions of our country, especially the West. Songs like Bigwood Timber, Longest Stretch of Road and Hockey Mom were received enthusiastically by the audience, as were several Stompin’ Tom songs.
Hus in fact was a protégé of Stompin’ Tom and toured with him. Hus has a style all his own, however, and had his listeners clapping along.
Between songs he regaled the crowd with amusing biographical stories and a few jokes. Although after the break he admitted to not feeling well, he still finished off the set with true Canadian grit.
“Usually when country-western singers get to the end of their careers they start sitting down instead of standing up, so I thought I’d give you the whole experience,” he joked, to explain his chair in the second half.
In the past 10 years, Hus and The Rocky Mountain Two have crisscrossed Canada many times, and possibly they will come our way again.