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.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

From the Chilliwack Progress Archives: Fearing an Aryan invasion

In 1995, Chilliwack Mayor John Les was concerned about the idea of an ‘Aryan Fest’ coming to town.

Big Bar Landslide saw long awaited blasting this week

Pressure has been on senior governments working with First Nations to remove blockage for months

COLUMN: Trying to look forward while looking back

Reader suggests re-running a 2015 Times column after recent racism towards Indigenous people

Two prolific offenders from Alberta lead RCMP on chase across Fraser Valley

Men first reported in Chilliwack ending with allegedly stolen vehicle in an Abbotsford pond

Chilliwack physiotherapist charged with sexual assault

Mounties urging other potential victims to make contact

VIDEO: Behind the scenes of turning newspapers into digital archives

Kelowna Capital News donated materials dating from 1980 to 2000

Heart attacks strike B.C. husband and wife just over one year apart

Courtenay couple share personal stories to bring awareness to heart month

‘Nothing surprises us anymore:’ U.S. border officials find brain in package

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents found the brain packed in a glass mason jar in a Canada Post shipment

Fiery collision involving truck closes Highway 1 at Three Valley Gap

Drivers should expect major delays and congestion; estimated time of re-opening is 2 p.m.

B.C., Ottawa sign sweeping 30-year deal for northern caribou habitat

West Moberly, Saulteau co-manage new protection on two million acres

Eyes on police after Trudeau orders blockades torn down, injunctions enforced

The RCMP in B.C. have sent a letter to the traditional leaders of the Wet’suwet’en Nation

B.C. massage therapist suspended following allegations of sexual misconduct

While suspended, Leonard Krekic is not entitled to practice as an RMT in B.C.

‘A bag full of garbage every 15 metres’: Surrey industrial area filled with trash

Local workers looking to recruit business, raise funds to help dispose of litter

Cheapest in B.C.: Penticton gas prices dip below $1 per litre

Two stores in Penticton have gas below a dollar.

Most Read