Latimer and Tractorgrease break boundaries

Singer Cameron Latimer is joining the Tractorgrease Folk for an action-packed CD release party Sept. 8 in Chilliwack.

Cameron Latimer (left) and The Tractorgrease Folk (including Jeff Bonner

B.C. singer-songwriter Cameron Latimer is joining the Tractorgrease Folk for an action-packed CD release party Sept. 8 in Chilliwack.

Latimer’s own psychedelic alt-country will meet some rollicking swamp rock when they lay down some grooves together at Tractorgrease Studios on Alexander Avenue.

Latimer will be backed that night by his longtime musical collaborator Adam Dobres on guitar, as well as Geoff Hicks on drums and Craig McCaul on bass.

The new EP disc and DVD they’re heralding with the event features 10 songs, with five from Latimer and the other five from studio owner Jeff Bonner and the Tractorgrease Folk.

“We recorded the whole album and filmed it as we were recording so it was a really interesting project,” Latimer says.

Bonner agreed.

“We were trying to break the boundaries of what people think a typical EP should be,” he offers.

On the Tractorgrease side of things, Bonner says the recording of his songs features “a mishmash of all the local talented hotshots around town,” including Bill Fulton, Chris O’Brien, Jordan McNeil-Bobb, Quinn Patterson and Kyle Schick.

Anyone who shows up next Thursday night and pays the admission gets a free CD and DVD.

Bonner came up with the novel idea of having a shared release and concert to celebrate their separate recordings.

“The cool thing about this project was that we filmed live takes on video off the floor. It gives it a real live feel. And in today’s age of sometimes stale recordings, with parts done separately, some of the magic gets lost. But we captured it.”

That’s the kind of outside-the-box thinking that makes it fresh.

“I love working with Jeff,” says Latimer. “He’s very helpful and is always working with a lot of different bands. He knows his stuff in recording, video and sound engineering and it helps that he’s artistically creative in every way.”

Latimer’s new songs are destined for his upcoming solo disc, Crazy Man, set to be released in early 2012. On the record, Latimer was joined by Ryan Guldemond of Mother Mother, and session players Jeff Hicks and Rob Becker.

Special guests at the release party will include singer-songwriters Dustin Bentall, and Aaron Grant.

Cam Latimer and Tractorgrease Folk, Sept. 8 at Tractorgrease studios, 7 p.m., $12 includes a free CD of The Tractorgrease Folk and Cameron Latimer, tickets at the door or email tractorgrease@gmail.com to reserve.

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