Tim Chaisson is a member of the extended Chaisson family, who are prominent in the music scene of Prince Edward Island. Though he had been playing many instruments since he was a child, Chaisson began his professional career at the age of 14 when he was asked to be the bassist in Celtic/contemporary band Kindle which included his two brothers and three cousins. He was the youngest member of the group, touring from 2000 to 2005.
In 2008, Chaisson was joined by Morning Fold, which consisted of Chaisson, guitarist Tian Wigmore, bassist Brien McCarthy, and drummer Nathaniel Lamoureux. In September 2009, Tim Chaisson & Morning Fold released their album, Broken Hearted Beat which was recorded in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia at Joel Plaskett’s New Scotland Yard Studio and in Austin, Texas at Willie Nelson’s Pedernales Studio. The album was co-written by Chaisson, Plaskett, and Gordie Johnson. Johnson also produced the album. In March 2010, the band filmed their first music video for “Broken Hearted Beat” in Toronto with Canadian director John “JP” Poliquin. The video was released in May 2010 on CMT and also made it to the #1 spot on Much More Music’s Top 10. Immediately following the video’s release, its single was released and made it to #1 on the East Coast Countdown. The music video for “Slippin’ Away”, also directed by Poliquin, was released in October 2010. It reached #8 on the Much More Music Top 20 Countdown.
Since the record’s release Tim Chaisson & Morning Fold have toured and played shows across Canada and Australia with such acts as The Trews, Joel Plaskett, The Tragically Hip, Big Sugar, Finger 11, Lady Antebellum, Shannon Noll, Lennie Gallant, Matt Andersen and Ashley MacIsaac. Chaisson performed at the 2010 Winter Olympics in British Columbia, NXNE, CMW, Indie Music Week, Burlington’s Sound of Music Festival, Sydney Blues & Roots Festival, Woodford Folk Festival and Pop Montreal to name a few. Chaisson has also been featured on The Trews song, “Highway of Heroes” playing fiddle and singing back up vocals. He also recorded fiddle and vocals on its new version for the hit TV show, Combat Hospital. He has also been featured on other recordings with acts such as Big Sugar, The SIDH, Grady, Colette Cheverie and Chrissy Crowley. Chaisson’s song “Broken Hearted Beat” was also featured on an episode of CBC’s ‘Heartland’.