Schedule

Saturday, July 27

3:20 pm – 4:30 pm

Field Law stage 3

Session

Sunday, July 28

10:30 am – 11:40 am

Calgary's Blue Sky City Stage 5

Session

Sunday, July 28

4:45 pm – 5:45 pm

Calgary's Blue Sky City Stage 5

Concert

Leon Timbo

Jacksonville, FL

You can hear it in Leon Timbo’s rich, soulful voice and his fully realised songs: the years spent on the road, the miles between gigs, the time and energy spent honing his craft. This is someone who is on par with the best of the best with songs as catchy as Bill Withers, fingerpicking as adept as James Taylor’s, and a voice as warm as Donny Hathaway’s — all artists who Timbo counts as influences. But Timbo’s easy, soulful, groovy sound eclipses comparisons to anyone else. Born into a Florida church family where mom and dad were pastors, there is also a humility to Timbo’s music. But he is not afraid to let his conviction take centre stage. Timbo’s music is deeply affecting. His voice, at times mellifluous and mellow, at other times rough and ragged with experience, caught the ears of Quincy Jones, Babyface and Tyrese who, at different times along the way, all helped him hang his star a little higher. Whether he is singing of faith, struggle, lovers or fools, Timbo is genuine; every expression originates from his heart, and connection is inevitable.

— Chantal Vitalis

Upcoming shows

Saturday, July 27

3:20 pm – 4:30 pm

Field Law stage 3

Session

Sunday, July 28

10:30 am – 11:40 am

Calgary's Blue Sky City Stage 5

Session

Sunday, July 28

4:45 pm – 5:45 pm

Calgary's Blue Sky City Stage 5

Concert