Origin: Toronto, Ontario (Mika Posen); Montréal, Québec (Simon Trottier and Taylor Kirk)
Timber Timbre is a Canadian folk music project, featuring Mika Posen, Simon Trottier and Taylor Kirk. The moniker refers to an early series of recordings made in a timber-framed cabin set in the wooded outskirts of Bobcaygeon, Ontario.
Timber Timbre released two albums independently before releasing a self-titled album on Out of This Spark in January 2009. He subsequently signed to Arts & Crafts, who re-released the album on June 30 in Canada and July 28 internationally. The album was named as a longlist nominee for the 2009 Polaris Music Prize on June 15, 2009, and was deemed album of the year by Eye Weekly.
The band's song "Magic Arrow" was featured in the television show Breaking Bad, in the episode "Caballo Sin Nombre."
Timber Timbre's sound has been described as "an aesthetic rooted in swampy, ragged blues" and "beautifully restrained blues from an alternate universe", which creates an atmosphere that is cinematic and spooky.
Taylor Kirk: Vocals, Guitar, Baritone Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Drums, Loops
Simon Trottier: Autoharp, Lapsteel, Electric Guitar, Baritone Guitar, Percussion, Loops, Sampler
Mika Posen: Violin, Viola, Keyboards, Percussion, Loops