Tom Wilson (musician)


Tom Wilson (musician)

Tom Wilson is a Canadian rock musician from Hamilton, Ontario.cite web| title = Official Web Site: Tom Wilson| url=http://www.tomwilson.net/bio.html| accessdate = 2007-01-24]

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 punch of the Florida Razors, to the western/roots style of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings and the funk/blues inspired rock of Junkhouse.

In 2001 Wilson released a solo album titled "Planet Love" which featured the hit "Dig It". In 2006 Tom 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.

Tom’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.

Tom Wilson has established himself as a respected songwriter. His songs have been performed by a growing list of artists and collaborators, including Colin James, Stephen Fearing, Adam Gregory, Billy Ray Cyrus, Craig Northey, David Ricketts and Edwin. Numerous Tom Wilson songs have been used in television, commercials and motion pictures.

Wilson currently lives in Halifax with comedian Cathy Jones.

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