TOM WILSON CELEBRATES THE RELEASE OF HIS NEW BOOK, BEAUTIFUL SCARS, WITH A NEW LIVE ALBUM RECORDED AT THE LATENT LOUNGE
INCLUDES A VERY SPECIAL VERSION OF THE SONG “BEAUTIFUL SCARS” WITH HIS SON, RECORDING ARTIST, THOMPSON WILSON
This week, venerable multi-disciplinary Canadian artist Tom Wilson released his first book, Beautiful Scars, a story of scars, about the ones that hurt us, and the ones that make us who we are. To celebrate the book launch, the JUNO Award winning songwriter is also sharing the first Lee Harvey Osmond live album, Live From Latent Lounge. The new release features a very special version of the song “Beautiful Scars” featuring Wilson’s son, recording artist, Thompson Wilson.
The album was recorded during a series of shows at The Monarch Tavern that celebrated the 35th anniversary of Latent Recordings with performances by Skydiggers, Cowboy Junkies, Ivy Mairi, Jerry Leger, and Thompson Wilson. Live From Latent Lounge is available to stream today on all digital platforms.
MORE ABOUT BEAUTIFUL SCARS
Tom Wilson was raised in the rough-and-tumble world of Hamilton – Steeltown – in the company of World War II vets, factory workers, fall-guy wrestlers, and the deeply guarded secrets kept by his parents, Bunny and George. For decades Tom carved out a life for himself in shadows. He built an international music career and became a father, he battled demons and addiction, and he waited, hoping for the lies to cease and the truth to emerge. It would. And when it did, it would sweep up the St. Lawrence River to the Mohawk reserves of Quebec, on to the heights of the Manhattan skyline.
PRAISE FOR LEE HARVEY OSMOND
“a modern folk classic” NOW Magazine
“digs into spooky blues and the underbelly of the Canadian folk tradition, with jazzy horns and flutes, weeping pedal steel guitar, haunting vibraphones and beatnik hand percussion. …one of the greatest Canadian bands of the last 10 years” The Record
“rugged, dredged-from-the-bayou-depths vocals and oft-bleak songs that fuse psychedelia, folk, blues and soul” 9/10 Exclaim!
“like the musical love child of Dr. John, Tom Waits and Leonard Cohen. … Zen-biker musings …comforting layers of lumpy noir blues, flute-fluttered lounge jazz, rustic fingerpicked folk and noisy indie-roots twang-clang” Sun Media
“spellbinding” Postmedia Pop Forecast
LIVE FROM LATENT LOUNGE TRACKLIST
01 Blue Moon Drive
03 I’m Going To Stay That Way
04 Cuckoo’s Nest
05 Oh Linda
06 Leave This House
07 I Can’t Stand It
08 Oh The Gods
09 Beautiful Scars