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LEE HARVEY OSMOND Releases ‘Beautiful Scars’ (3/25); Announces Additional U.S. Shows Throughout Spring‏

LEE HARVEY OSMOND-moniker for the acid-folk project helmed by multi-faceted artist Tom Wilson-last week (3/25) released his new full-length album BEAUTIFUL SCARS via Latent Recording and distributed by Megaforce/RED. No Depression noted the album “…brings to mind the imagined result of an unholy alliance between Tom Waits and Nick Cave, one that might also find Leonard Cohen lurking in the dark shadows. Happily then, Wilson’s ominous growl syncs well with the album’s general sway and rumble, making for an insurgent sound if ever there was one” (3/20/2016). Elmore Magazine says, “Wilson’s an inspired songwriter, constantly picking at scabs. This album offers ten fine tunes…they all have merit” (3/24/2016).

OSMOND-in support of BEAUTIFUL SCARS (produced by the Cowboy JunkiesMichael Timmins)-announced additional U.S. shows running throughout spring and into summer starting in Buffalo, NY on April 13 at Sportsmen’s Tavern & Music Hall with stops in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Phoenix and Seattle among other cities before wrapping in Alberta, Canada at Bear Creek Folk Festival. Full tour dates listed below and more information can be found here.

The album’s cover, which depicts Wilson as a powerful, raw and warrior-like figure, is a result of Wilson discovering at age 55 that his cousin was actually his mother and of Mohawk heritage, not Irish as he was raised to believe. “That’s actually how I feel as an artist,” Wilson explains. “At 56, I’m just emerging from the woods, with all of this new knowledge of who I am.” BEAUTIFUL SCARS, originally released in Canada, was produced by the Cowboy JunkiesMichael Timmins. “The album is where I am now,” Wilson says. “It was made during this discovery.” Also known as a member of the Americana trio Blackie & the Rodeo Kings, Wilson adds: “I didn’t know where the inspiration was from, and I’m not a cosmic guy, but if you see my art or listen to what I’ve been writing about on this album, I’ve been documenting this through the fucking cosmos for the last couple of years.”


Wed, April 13 Buffalo, NY Sportsmen’s Tavern & Music Hall
Thur, April 28 Ann Arbor, MI The Ark
Fri, April 29 Chicago, IL Schuba’s
Sat, April 30 St. Paul, MN Turf Club
Sun, May 1 Cedar Rapids, IA C.S.P.S. Hall
Mon, May 2 Omaha, NE Slowdown
Tue, May 3 Kansas City, MO Knuckleheads Saloon
Wed, May 4 Salina, KS Steifel Theatre for Performing Arts
Thur, May 5 Dallas, TX The Kessler Theatre
Fri, May 6 Austin, TX Cactus Café
Sat, May 7 The Woodlands, TX Dosey Doe
Sun, May 8 San Antonio, TX Sam’s Burger Joint
Mon, May 9 Albuquerque, NM The Cooperage
Tue, May 10 Tucson, AZ Club Congress
Wed, May 11 Phoenix, AZ MIM Music Theatre
Fri, May 13 Pentiction, BC The Dream Music Festival
Sat, May 14 Pentiction, BC The Dream Music Festival
Sun, May 15 Santa Cruz, CA Moe’s Alley Blues Club
Mon, May 16 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
Tue, May 17 San Diego, CA Music Box
Wed, May 18 Bend, OR Volcanic Theatre Pub
Thur, May 19 Seattle, WA The Triple Door
Fri, May 20 Seattle, WA The Triple Door
Thur, May 26 Buffalo, NY Sportsmen’s Tavern & Music Hall
Wed, June 15 Buffalo, NY Sportsmen’s Tavern & Music Hall
Fri, June 18 Beaumont, AB Beaumont Roots and Blues Festival
Sat, July 9 Evansburg, AB Pembina River Nights Festival
Wed, July 27 Buffalo, NY Sportsmen’s Tavern & Music Hall
Thur, July 28 Belmar, NJ Belmar Beach Concerts
Sat, July 30 Philadelphia, PA Tin Angel
Sat, Aug 13 Grand Prairie, AB Bear Creek Folk Festival
Sun, Aug 14 Grand Prairie, AB Bear Creek Folk Festival

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