A long long time ago, as I see it, Tom Wilson earned James Brown’s title as The Hardest Working Man in Show Biz. He just doesn’t stop. Something to to with the thought that an idle mind (or hands) is the devil’s playground.
Beyond singing and playing guitar in three bands, each of which has recorded, including Junkhouse, Lee Harvey Osmond, and Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Tom paints, too. His art is hanging in homes around the globe, including right here in my studio.
His latest work of art, pictured atop this post, is going to be seen, and in a way quite unlike anything he’s ever created. The unveiling took place today, on a wall of historic James Street buidling, coinciding with the Sunday’s Junos Broadcast in the city of Hamilton Ontario. Don’t worry if you’re not in the area right now, ‘cos Tom’s painting takes residence here for the next 6 years.
Go Tom Go. Here’s a sampling of his music. Note: The new Lee Harvey Osmond album ‘Beatutiful Scars’ comes out April 7th. Blackie and the Rodeo Kings latest album is called ‘South’ (2014).