Tim Bastmeyer is a Canadian blues musician and producer. He has released three solo albums, characterized as a mixture of blues and jazz. His first album, Graveyard, is an all acoustic album, released in 2009. His second, self-titled album, released in 2011, has the same lineup as Graveyard with the addition of Julian Fauth on piano. His third album, All Star Blues Band, is a six-piece band featuring an award-winning cast of Canadian musicians.
Currently Tim is touring as a solo act and is recording a new album. The album will bring Bastmeyer back to the roots of the blues with acoustic slide guitar and vocals only.
Tim has performed in the Netherlands, Germany, Scotland, England, The United States, and Canada. Some notable performances include Kitchener Blues Festival, Beaches Jazz Festival, Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival, Wasaga Beach Blues and Jazz Festival, Aurora Winter Blues Festival, Energy Festival Amsterdam, Copper Kettle Festival, Prince Edward County Wine Festival, Jordan Ice Wine Festival, Trudeau Park Festival, Nathan Phillips Square, At The Station Blues Series, Violets Blues Series, and The Rose Tattoo 25 to Life European tour.
- Durham Region Music Award Nominee, 2009/2011
- 30th International Blues Challenge, Best Self-Produced CD, Semi-Finalist
- The Colbalt Prize, 2nd place winner 2016 Maple Blues Awards
"There are a lot of grinding, catchy guitar riffs as well as some stellar, tasteful solos" - Richard Amery, L.A Beat Editor
"Lyrically and Instrumentally refreshing is perhaps the best way I can describe Tim Bastmeyer's new release" - John Vermilyea, Blues Underground Network
"Bastmeyer’s greatest strength on this album is when he lets an instrument take a solo part. His instrumental sound is clean and seamless, each instrument playing its part when they perform as an ensemble. This results in a tight finished product, showcasing the expertise of the musicians" - Sarah Richmond, Blues Rock Review
" A True Talent" - Andrew Galloway, Electro-fi Records