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Tom Wilson Shares His Inspiration With Huffington Post

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015




I was recently approached by the 2015 Hamilton JUNO Host Committee and CARAS/The JUNO Awards to create a mural that would leave a legacy from this year's awards in Hamilton. While I was dreaming up ideas, thinking about the unique flavour and musical essence of the city, I started thinking about the MYSTIC HIGHWAY.

We've all gone down the MYSTIC HIGHWAY and come back with hymns in our heads and poetry tattooed on our tongues.

The MYSTIC HIGHWAY is highway 6. It runs from Hamilton through Port Dover, to Turkey Point and across the top of Lake Erie. There's an energy that comes off the fields down there. There are voices coming off the lake that sing to you. 

You can feel it as you drive south out of Hamilton. It's where Robbie Robertson spent summers on the Six Nations. It's where Ronnie Hawkins fired his drunken bass player Rebel Payne and hired a young Turkey Point kid named Rick Danko.

It's where migrant workers from the islands meet Six Nations and Mohawks and sage and tobacco fields and transient spirits come together and create the Northern gumbo…READ MORE

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Tom Wilson/LeE HARVey OsMOND Creates JUNO/CARAS Legacy Piece

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Check out the coverage of Tom Wilson's mural commissioned by The JUNO AWARDS and CARAS. The original piece – which now lives in Tourism Hamilton (The Lister Block) was blown up to a spectactular 40 x 40 feet and mounted to teh side of the CBC buildong in downtown Hamilton. Check it out here >>> CBC coverage 



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Beautiful Scars to be released April 7, 2015

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Lee Harvey Osmond-Beautiful Scars-Album Cover

Allow us to draw attention to the new slab by the eminent and hirsute Steeltown reprobate, Lee Harvey Osmond, aka Tom Wilson aka one of three Rodeo Kings, aka that large, melodic growling man from the former Junkhouse.  Beautiful Scars is available for pre-order now and the captivating first single “Blue Moon Drive” has been revealed today.




Produced by Michael Timmins (Cowboy Junkies) in the intimacy of his Toronto Roncesvalle studio, the humanity of the album is like the warmth of blood that rushes to the cut: a sudden alive jolt in the middle of peril and uncertainty; a suspension of possibility that anything can happen next. Redolent with swooning horns and guitars that bob and weave, Lee Harvey Osmond’s voice – forever the hallmark of his sound which spans over three decades of work – sounds, here, like a warm hand to the forehead, an arm on the arm of the stricken, a comforting growl at the heart of a screaming world.


At once evoking Howlin’ Wolf, Mike Scott and Roy Loney, Beautiful Scars bends and twists and stretches and squeezes Lee Harvey Osmond’s deep baritone – the producer treating it as if caged in a transistor radio, bathed in echo from above, or sunk in the muck of distortion. The strength of the songs notwithstanding, Beautiful Scars is a fascinating vocal journey to rank among the great sonic Canadian records of our time.

Through the truncheon swing of “Loser For Your Love” to the haunting balladry of “Come And Go” to the morose beauty of “How Does It Feel” to the exotic fusion of the album’s penultimate track, “Black Spruce,” Beautiful Scars journeys between the quiet, smouldering, raging, moving, and sad. Lyrically, Lee Harvey Osmond reflects on the mistakes of the singer’s past with the resigned perspective of someone coming through the other side. A song like “Hey, Hey, Hey”, featuring a thrilling slide guitar piece by Aaron Goldstein (Elliot BROOD, City And Colour, Cowboy Junkies) describes two lovers caught in the throes of personal despair, their “dreams turned to rust,” their lives waiting until “the morning comes and sweeps us both away.” Lee Harvey Osmond sings: “The world is fucked up. And so are you and I.” It defines an album, and a songwriter, bereft of any choices other than to keep moving for fear of sinking into the mire of a dark past.

Beautiful Scars is the third solo album from Tom Wilson’s Lee Harvey Osmond and follows two albums, A Quiet Evil and The Folk Sinner which were previously longlisted for the Polaris Prize and nominated for a Juno. In addition to releasing another album, Tom Wilson has recently signed a deal with Random House for the publishing of his first book. Lee Harvey Osmond heads for Canada’s West Coast for a string of dates with Colin James beginning on March 24. All tour dates are listed below.




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LeE HARVeY OsMOND Joins pal Colin James

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

LeE HARVeY OsMOND will be joining Colin James for a few nights this coming March. Find a show near you >>>  SHOW DATES

LHO is sure to be throwing down material from the upcoming release Beautiful Scars



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On June 29th LeE HARVeY OsMOND fronted a tribute to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Gordon Lightfoot’s album SUNDOWN

Monday, July 7th, 2014

An all star line up was called together and delivered a riveting show at Harbourfront's  Westjet Stage..

The surprise of the evening was Lightfoot himself showing up guitar in hand to not only to perform a 2 song solo set but also join Tom Wilson, Ron Sexsmith, Harlan Pepper, Scarlett Jane, Jacob Moon , Daniel Romano, Jory Nash, Wayne Petti, and Trerra Lightfoot, on the Finale SUMMER SIDE OF LIFE.

Here's a clip from the eveing's encore: Sundown at 40


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TONIGHT! Come Celebrate Canada Day with LeE HaRVEY OsMOND in GAGE PARK

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

5:30 pm    The Tim Gibbons Band
7:00 pm    Harlan Pepper
8:00 pm    LeE HaRVEY OsMOND


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SUNDOWN is 40 and Tom Wilson’s LeE HaRVEY OsMOND is leading the celebration this Sunday at The Harbourfront Centre in Toronto

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

In 1974, Gordon Lightfoot's Sundown was released and, led by the title track and “Carefree Highway,” marked the first time that Lightfoot topped both the Canadian and American charts (led by the title track and "Carefree Highway," two of Lightfoot's best-known songs). The 40th anniversary of his most commercially-successful album is a great opportunity to celebrate the songwriter's legacy. We look back, to his forging of a new and powerful voice that turned heads the world over, and we look ahead, to the music and musicians that he has influenced, across the musicaSundown l map.

Leading the Lightfoot celebrations is celebrated singer-songwriter and Juno nominee Tom Wilson (Junkhouse, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings), whose group LeE HARVeY OsMOND (LHO) will act as the house band while a cast of Canada's foremost artists influenced by Lightfoot present their own twists on tunes from the Lightfoot canon. Confirmed guests include Ron Sexsmith, Dan Romano and Harlan Pepper, with more all-star participants to be announced.

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LeE HaRVEY OsMOND Continues to SIN Their Way Across The Country

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

OCT 24 – VICTORIA * With Special Guest Sit Down Servant


NOV 01 – RIDGEWAY  *With Special Guest Scarlett Jane


NOV 06 – BARRIE  *With Special Guest Scarlett Jane

NOV 07 – MIDLAND *With Special Guest Scarlett Jane




NOV 15 & 16 – OTTAWA



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Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Here it is! The offical LeE HaRVEY OsMOND Supercraw line up….

Oh Susanna  >>

In a career spanning just over a decade, Oh Susanna has released five critically acclaimed records noted for their contemplative, thoughtful, folk-inspired songs that transport listeners into an imaginary emotional landscape. Whether applauding a young woman’s need to stand tall in the face of dire circumstances, expressing love and tenderness to a dying loved one or embodying the anger of a soldier’s widow, Oh Susanna’s songs aim straight for the gut. The timeless themes of love, loss and longing are expressed in soaring melodies and vivid lyrics. These songs beg careful listening.

Amy Helm  >>

The daughter of music legend Levon Helm and singer/songwriter Libby Titus Fagen, Helm wields a powerful voice that can both stir and soothe, whether she is singing traditional gospel, blues standards or her own heartfelt compositions. She is a gifted musician on both mandolin and drums, and has clearly absorbed the lessons of the many other accomplished artists with whom she has shared stages, including Mavis Staples, Emmylou Harris, and Joan Osborne as well as other uniquely American performers like Dr. John and Hubert Sumlin.

Michael Timmins   >>

Founding member of legendary band Cowboy Junkies and producer for both LeE HaRVEY OsMOND albums.

Paul Reddick  >>

Meet Paul Reddick. Singer, songwriter, harp player raised in the blues, but grown up in the far wider roots music scene. Mojo, the most influential of all the British music magazines, recognized him from 3,000 miles away, and wrote about his “wayward brilliance.”

Colin Linden  >>

Colin Linden is a genuine renaissance man of roots music. He’s a singer and songwriter of great skill, an in-demand and prolific record producer ( Bruce Cockburn, Tom Wilson, Colin James), a sideman to the stars as guitarist for the likes of Bruce Cockburn, Emmylou Harris, and Robert Plant, Alison Krauss and Bob Dylan and, for the past decade, a member of the highly successful trio, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings.

AHere it is… the offical LeE HaRVEY OsMOND Supercraw line up….




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The Folk Sinner Gets Long Listed!

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

We are pleased to announce that The Folk Sinner is on this year's Polaris Music Price Long List!


Check out the stellar list LeE HaRVEY OsMOND is in good company with HERE!



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