iskwē AND TOM WILSON
SHARE NEW SINGLE “Starless Nights”
TORONTO, ON – MONDAY, JUNE 7, 2021 – JUNO award-winning artists iskwē and Tom Wilson (Junkhouse, Lee Harvey Osmond, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings) are excited to share their new single – a stunning rendition of Misha Bower’s song “Starless Nights” out now on Red Music Rising. “Starless Nights is a beautiful song, written by an incredible songwriter Misha Bower;” says iskwē. “When I was at Words Fest in London, Ontario, sharing in a conversation/songwriters circle with Misha; she performed this tune acoustically and it was mind-blowing. It was one of these songs that the moment you hear it you get shivers.” Tom Wilson adds, “The song was a natural fit for us. It’s otherworldly.” The song is beautifully complemented by a lyric video highlighting one of Tom’s paintings used as the single artwork. Watch the official lyric video here. Listen and buy the new single here. https://smarturl.it/StarlessNights
iskwē AND TOM WILSON
SHARE NEW SINGLE “BLUE MOON DRIVE“
FEAT. CHUCK COPENACE
Award-winning artists iskwē and Tom Wilson (Junkhouse, Lee Harvey Osmond, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings) release their new single “Blue Moon Drive” featuring trumpeter Chuck Copenace with Red Music Rising. Stay tuned for the lyric video due out on November 12th. The collaboration began as a gig at the 2020 Indspire Awards.
“We happened to be asked to perform together at the Indspire Awards in Ottawa. We had never sung together so until we actually stepped up to the microphone and started to sing we didn’t know that we had a little bit of magic going on between us;” shares Tom Wilson.
“We are able to now share that magic with you.” iskwē adds; “It is a beautiful song, and it was a nice way to find our footing with US. The song was written awhile ago, and it had its home, and now it has a new home, and it feels very much like a new energy has been infused into it. This is just the beginning!”
iskwē & Tom are Red Music Rising’s first multi-artist partnership. Matt Maw (Director, Lead Artist Manager) shares; “We are beyond thrilled to release iskwē and Tom’s rendition of “Blue Moon Drive” featuring Chuck Copenace. This release exemplifies what Red Music Rising stands for now, and moving forward; collaboration, community, artistic eminence, and Indigenous excellence.”
The song was recorded live off the floor with an incredible group of musicians from Jukasa Studios in Six Nations, ON. The magic of trumpeter Chuck Copenace sprinkling in his notes, fluttering in the air, in space, and contributing a different breath to the song was all captured in Winnipeg.
The single is an incredible collaboration of not only three amazing artists, but also the celebration of four Indigenous nations uniting together to celebrate their art – iskwē (cree, Métis), Tom (Mohawk), and Chuck (Ojibway).
Lee Harvey Osmond
“Over the course of discovering my true identity, the intention of my writing, my music and my art is to reduce the gap between my indigenous culture and colonialists to make a more patient, loving community.” – Tom Wilson aka LeE HARVeY OsMOND
Lee Harvey Osmond – Mohawk 2019
Lee Harvey Osmond – Beautiful Scars 2015
Lee Harvey Osmond – The Folk Sinner 2013
Lee Harvey Osmond – A Quiet Evil 2009
Click For BARK discography
Tom Wilson with Blackie and the Rodeo Kings have produced 10 albums, discover them here.
Blackie and the Rodeo Kings originally formed in 1996 when Colin Linden, Stephen Fearing and Tom Wilson came together to record what was suppose to be a one- off tribute album to the great Canadian songwriter Willie P. Bennett.
The Canadian group Junkhouse was formed in 1989 by guitarist and singer Tom Wilson. Other members of the original formation were drummer Ray Farrugia, guitarist Dan Achen, and bassist and vocalist Russ Wilson. After a number of years, keyboardist and guitarist Colin Cripps was brought in to extend the lineup. Around the same time, bassist Grant Marshall arrived on the scene to replace Russ Wilson. Throughout the ’90s, Junkhouse recorded several singles and albums.
|Chunk (Port Dover)||4:31|
|Burn For You||4:17|
|Down In The Liver||3:19|
|Burned Out Car||3:53|
The Florida Razors
The Florida Razors were a Canadian rock band that formed in 1981. Members were lead singer and guitarist Tom Wilson, bassist Carl Keesee, guitarist Jason Avery, and drummer Greg Cannon. During the group’s six-year lifespan it recorded a few singles, one EP, and one album. In 1985, working under the Razor Records label, the debut EP, Half a Rock ‘N’ Roll Record, was completed. It was followed a year later by the full-length album, Beat Music.
Floria Razors – 2000
|New York Screamin’|
|She Like To Dance|
|Let’s Go / New York City|
|I Think It’s Gonna Take My Heart|
|All Shook Up About You|
|Build My Home In The U.S.A.|
|Could Not Get Across|
|Feel I’m Going Under|
|Little Rich Girl Rock|
|She’s A Real Nice Girl|