Tom Wilson (musician)
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Tom Wilson performing at the Haven Social Club in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
|Birth name||Thomas Cunningham Wilson|
|Origin||Hamilton, Ontario, Canada|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, songwriter, artist|
|Associated acts||Blackie and the Rodeo Kings
Lee Harvey Osmond
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, 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's older brother, Bob Lanois, to record The Shack Recordings Volume 1, a collection of quieter acoustic songs with Bob Lanois recording and accompanying him on blues harp on some songs.
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.