Tom Wilson (musician)
A veteran of the Canadian music scene, Wilson has been a writer and performer for many years. Wilson's eclectic musical style has ranged from the psychobilly / R&B sounds of the Florida Razors, to the western/roots style of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings and the funk/blues inspired rock of Junkhouse. His most recent project is LeE HARVeY OsMOND, which is a collaborative effort with members of Cowboy Junkies and Skydiggers.
In 2001 Wilson released a solo album titled Planet Love which featured the hit "Dig It". In 2006 he released his second solo album, Dog Years. In between the release of both solo albums, he partnered up with Daniel Lanois' older brother, Bob Lanois, to record The Shack Recordings Volume 1, a collection of quieter acoustic songs with Bob recording and accompanying him on blues harp on a number of songs.
Wilson's career with the Juno award winning Blackie and the Rodeo Kings has flourished with their five releases on label True North Records, High or Hurtin (1996), Kings of Love (1999), BARK! (2003), Let's Frolic (2006) and Let's Frolic Again (2007). Bandmates include Stephen Fearing and Colin Linden.
His songs have been performed by a growing list of artists and collaborators, including Mavis Staples, Colin James, Stephen Fearing, Adam Gregory, Billy Ray Cyrus, Craig Northey, David Ricketts and Edwin. Numerous Wilson songs have been used in television, commercials and motion pictures.
- "Official Web Site: Tom Wilson". Retrieved 2007-01-24.
- "Lee Harvey Osmond (official site)". Retrieved 2010-03-25.
- "Tom Wilson and Bob Lanois". Retrieved 2010-03-25.
- "Juno Award for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year – Group". Retrieved 2010-03-25.
- "Colin James swings from rock to blues to country". Retrieved 2010-03-25.
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