Tom Wilson is a three-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, Mavis Staples and The Rankin Family. His band, Junkhouse, has scored eleven top-ten hits, while his other bands, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, and Lee Harvey Osmond, have both received extensive praise. His art has shown in galleries in New York City, Vancouver, Toronto and Ottawa. Tom’s memoir, Beautiful Scars: Steeltown Secret, Mohawk Skywalkers and the Road Home, was published in 2017. Tom currently lives in Hamilton, Ontario.
Tom Wilson was raised in the rough-and-tumble world of Hamilton in the company of World War II vets, factory workers, fall-guy wrestlers and the deeply guarded secrets kept by his parents, Bunny and George. For decades Tom carved out a life for himself in the shadows. He built an international music career and became a father, battled demons and addiction, and waited, hoping for the lies to cease and the truth to emerge. It would.