Songwriter in Residence: Tom Wilson
- Thursday, Oct 22, 2009 at 7pm
- Tom Wilson
- Manitoba Music Resource Centre
- 1-376 Donald St.
Tom Wilson will lead a songwriting discussion and demonstration pulling from his own catalogue and from his favourite songs by others. This sessions will look at song structure and rhythmic constructions and how style, groove, and mood can provide inspiration for new material. Tom is a career songwriter and passionately dedicated to the craft. This session promises to be both enlightening and inspiring.
About Tom Wilson
Over the course of a career that now spans three decades, Tom Wilson has put together a body of work impressive in both quantity and quality. Beat Music, his first full album, was recorded in 1986 with The Florida Razors, a popular band on the Hamilton scene.
Tom struck Canadian rock gold in the ‘90s as the leader of the much loved Junkhouse, and then found a whole new audience as a crucial component of roots-rock super-group Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, with whom he now shares a label home in True North Records. He found time to release a solo debut, Planet Love, in 2001, while last year’s collaboration with Bob Lanois, The Shack Recordings, Vol. 1., was critically acclaimed.
Along with a few Cowboy Junkies, and some Skydiggers, Tom created the artist collective LeE HARVeY OsMOND around a sound that would creep out of the Northern woods and across the Great Lakes into the South, the same way The Band did forty years before them.