The night had an incredibly large turn-out of talented, well-known Canadian musicians to support Tom Wilson and his band Lee Harvey Osmond, and their new release The Folk Sinner at Toronto’s Great Hall as a part of Canadian Music Week.
When Lee Harvey Osmond takes the stage, the crowd quickly comes to a quiet stop and focuses on the large man and his band that stand in front of them. Wilson, always polite and with a raspy voice, says a hello and a thank you to all that came out, and then the music begins. . . Everyone from Cowboy Junkies’ Michael Timmins to the Skydiggers’ Andy Maize and Paul Reddick showed up for more than a few lovely songs during the show. ‘Oh Linda’ was the high point of the night, with members Colin Linden from Blackie and the Rodeo Kings joining in for that number. Lee Harvey Osmond is not your average folk band; they are a psychedelic/rock and roll/folk group that puts on a live show that will leave you feeling completely satisfied in all aspects. Tom Wilson’s adventures in Canadian music history have always been something that I wait with excitement for. If you have yet to catch a show by this killer ban, but they are not due to tour in your area, check out their music video for ‘Cuckoos Nest’ – brilliant!
The Folk Sinner has been No. 1 in Canada and on the American Roots charts in the U.S.
Things are good in the world of Lee Harvey Osmond.