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Hamilton Originals: Tom Wilson:  Songwriter, Author, Artist

Hamilton Originals: Live from The Westdale!
Tom Wilson:  Songwriter, Author, Artist
A conversation with Mike McCurlie 
Stream on YouTube & Facebook July 9 at 8 pm EST:
Since the lockdown of our city several months ago, local musicians have been eager to get back on the stage… and here at The Westdale, we’ve come up with a way to make that happen!
This summer, we have a great line-up of local songwriters and singers.   We’ll be showcasing one each Thursday at 8 pm EST LIVE from The Westdale, Hamilton’s historic theatre.  The show will stream live on Facebook and YouTube
It’s not just about their songs, it’s about what makes them true Hamilton Originals!  Local musician Mike McCurlie will be interviewing each performer to dig deep into their songwriting as well as some stories from the road. It will be an ‘up close and personal’ look at each artist… but not too up close! Of course, we’ll be practicing social distancing in the theatre, and all equipment will be disinfected before and after each show.
The Westdale is a not-for-profit charity and we’re hoping our show inspires some donations to help us continue to offer local culture to our beloved community.
Suggested donation: $15
Tom Wilson:  Songwriter, Author, Artist

TOM WILSON is the best selling author of Beautiful Scars as well as a five-time Juno winning Canadian musician with multiple gold records. He has written for and recorded songs with Sarah McLachlan, City and Colour, Jason Isbell, Colin James, Lucinda Williams, Billy Ray Cyrus, Matt Andersen Mavis Staples and The Rankin Family. His band Junkhouse has scored eleven top-ten hits, and his iconic, Americana-fuelled Blackie and the Rodeo Kings has performed on stages from The Grand Ol Opry to Massey Hall and was widely publicized for their presence on George Bush’s iPod. Tom’s most recent incarnation, Lee Harvey Osmond, has received extensive praise and airplay throughout the United States and Europe. His art has shown in galleries in New York City, Vancouver, Toronto and more recently, The National Gallery in Ottawa. The author lives in Hamilton, Ontario and is currently working on his second book BLOOD MEMORY for Penguin Random House books.
“I have unchained all the prisoners from my basement and freed the ghosts from my attic.
I was the guy who ended up holding the keys to their freedom.
It was me who let them out.
It’s a job that no one else could do and one that comes with great consequence because these ghosts and prisoners are standing around me now all day, all night long.
I told my truth the way I heard it and the way I remembered it and that’s all I have. Everything else is bullshit.” Tom Wilson