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Lee Harvey Osmond Roadside Attractions presents Lee Harvey Osmond. The Hamilton, ON songwriter A.K.A. Tom Wilson, or one of the three Rodeo Kings, or that large, melodic, growling man from Junkhouse already has two albums of his deeply personally yet universally affecting acid folk, as he calls it. And he has the Polaris Prize long list and JUNO Award nomination to show for it. His third album, Beautiful Scars, came out in April of 2015.Show at 8:30 p.m. Advance tickets are $32 plus service charges and will be available at X-Ray Records and Bach and Beyond and are online at Picatic. Tickets available at the door barring a sell-out. All ages and licensed.Save
Lee Harvey Osmond Tickets $34Greetings, music lovers. 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. His new record is called Beautiful Scars, as in: Man, that scar is beautiful, or She has a beautiful scar right here or My scar is beautiful. It reminds me of that time I didnt die. The humanity of the album produced by Michael Timmins in the intimacy of his Toronto Roncesvalle studio 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, LHOs 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 LHOs 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. A Quiet Evil and The Folk Sinner were previously long-listed for the Polaris Prize and nominated for a Juno. Its a dynamic footprint on Canadas songscape, a deeply personal, but universally affecting, journey across the jagged line of scars and smoothness of skin that surrounds them.latentrecordings.com/leeharveyosmond/about/Save
Label: Latent Records
Manager: Allen Moy, Divine Industries, Divine Industries
Bio: “Acid folk” was born in an old garage off Clinton Avenue in Toronto, concocted by Tom Wilson from Blackie & the Rodeo Kings, a few Cowboy Junkies, and some Skydiggers. Allowing bass, hypnotic rhythms and a lot of groove into their songwriting circle, the artist collective LeE HARVeY OsMOND create...See Full Bio