For the first day of the BRU JAZZ WE, Cafe Bizon proudly honors back the amazing Tim De Graeve, alias Tiny Legs Tim.
Tiny Legs Tim (Tim De Graeve, °1978) is a finger-picking virtuoso and talented slide guitarist with an instantly recognizable voice. He's also a fine lyricist and a gifted songwriter with a strong feel for melody and clarity resulting into an ever-growing collection of personal compositions based on his eclectic love of blues and roots music.
No wonder TLT's records and shows set him apart entirely. Tiny Legs Tim is a nod to his thin legs, a consequence of the many years he spent in hospital fighting for his life — an experience adding to the authenticity of his ly...rics and delivery. For sure, this Belgian cat's got the blues.
While staying true to his blues roots and the acoustic masters that fuelled his passion, Tiny Legs Tim is perfecting his skills as a songwriter and widening his musical scope at the same time.
You may still come across Tiny Legs Tim as the one-man band that took the scene by surprise in 2008. Back then, the thirty-year old debutant had been in and out of hospital for six years fighting for his life. The first original material based on this most personal experience came shortly afterwards. It was profoundly inspired by black acoustic players from the 20s till the 50s, such as Son House. Ever since, his fan base has grown and seasoned peers have paid their respect.