With a career that stretches back three decades, Tom Wilson remains one of Canada's most prolific and talented songwriters. Since his days as a guitarist and vocalist for bands such as Florida Razors, Blackie & The Rodeo King and Junkhouse — and as a prolific songwriter for artists such as Billy Ray Cyrus and Mavis Staples — Wilson continues to make unexpected career moves. His most recent project, LeE HARVeY OsMOND, finds him concocting hazy acid-folk with members of Cowboy Junkies, The Skydiggers and The Sadies.
"The Love of One"
Although Wilson guides the band's musical direction, its debut, A Quiet Evil, has the unmistakable sound of a collaborative effort. As the band conjures hypnotic arrangements — tinged with country and the sound of Spaghetti Westerns — Wilson's hushed vocals float effortlessly alongside, rising just enough above the haze to make themselves heard.