The Shack Recording, a CD that is about the working magical relationship between Tom Wilson and Bob Lanois is the most natural artistic treatment of original songs to be heard in a long time. The Album was made in Bob Lanois’ shack on a piece of land outside Hamilton, Ontario. The duo used ancient recording gear (owned by Bob and Daniel Lanois) which lent itself to the pure performance captured on two inch tape. The 15 recording sessions took place over a year and a half which gave the material a chance to breathe rather then be choked. The result is a True Roots Field recoding. Tom Wilson and Bob Lanois produce a beautiful campfire feel to their live performances with Tom on guitar and vocals and Bob on harmonica and percussion.
About the Artist
TOM WILSON Tom Wilson is a three-time Juno Award winner and has toured the world with his band Junkhouse, and presently the Canadian Roots Supergroup, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings. Planet Love, the debut release from Tom Wilson, spawned the hit single Dig It which appeared in a handful of movies and T.V. shows Stateside. His songs have been recorded by artists including Colin James, Mavis Staples, Murray McLauchlan, and Billy Ray Cyrus to name a few. Along with his friends, Stephen Fearing , Colin Linden, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings have picked up fans as diverse as Merle Haggard, The Cash Family, Joel and Ethan Coen, and U.S. President George W. Bush. He continues to write and perform solo all over North America. BOB LANOIS Bob Lanois is an interpretive artist both visually and musically. With his brother Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno, Bob hosted the birth of what the world would come to know as ambient music. “Ambient Music was born in Hamilton, Canada,” Bob proudly answers. Bob also produced and engineered the first punk album in his mother’s basement. Simply Saucer’s only recording is recognized around the world as a groundbreaking musical statement. Bob also produced one of the first singer songwriters to come out of Canada when he stepped behind the recording console to record Willie P. Bennett’s Blackie and the Rodeo Kings.