Tom Wilson is a three time multi-gold record awarded Canadian musician. The songs he has written have been recorded by Sarah McLachlan, Colin James, Lucinda Williams, Billy Ray Cyrus, Mavis Staples, The Rankin Family as well as his own band Junkhouse, who scored eleven Top Ten hits; and Juno-winning Blackie and the Rodeo Kings (one of Wilson’s songs was widely publicized for its presence on George Bush’s iPod). His most recent incarnation, Lee Harvey Osmond, has received extensive airplay throughout the United States and as a result has been on tour in the United States for the last two years.
Turning his attention to prose writing, specifically autobiography, Tom recently wrote the acclaimed Beautiful Scars: Steeltown Secrets, Mohawk Skywalkers and the Road Home (Random House) which deals with self-discovery and terrible family secrets. It’s raw and authentic, poetic and plain-spoken, and incredibly powerful.
Tom Wilson is an artist of great depth, and it’s on display, in his distinctive paintings, his prose work, and his songwriting. Tom has been with us at SongStudio in the past, and has proven himself a generous and incisive mentor.