Tom Wilson plays small venue in Chilliwack

The show is at the new Tractorgrease Studios on Oct. 27, 7 p.m., tickets $20 at the door, doors at 6.

Tom Wilson performs live in Chilliwack at Tractorgrease Studios on Chilliwack Lake Road

Tom Wilson performs live in Chilliwack at Tractorgrease Studios on Chilliwack Lake Road

He’s the perfect Canadian singer-songwriter to see in a tiny, intimate venue.

Tom Wilson performs in Chilliwack on Sunday, Oct. 27, at the new Tractorgrease Studios on Chilliwack Lake Road.

The roots-infused front man of the band Lee HARVeY OsMOND, Wilson has been busy touring the latest album, Folk Sinner, which has garnered tons of good press.

“Tom is on tour in B.C. right now and will be doing a songwriting session with us at Music 101,” says owner Jeff Bonner.

Last year the top six bands in the contest got to spend the day with The Odds.

The LHO show will be the first concert in the new Tractor digs in the Chilliwack River Valley.

“Tom Wilson is a guy who comes out and really grabs the crowd. He’s toured across Canada over and over and puts on a great show. I think he’ll draw everyone in.”

The Hamilton-born musician has also been known to make some kickass music with the band Junkhouse and Canadian supergroup, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings.

Wilson will be playing to 500 people the night before along with Lee Harvey Osmond and he’ll be performing for about 40 at the Tractorgrease venue on the Sunday, with songs from the second LHO record, Folk Sinner.

“This record, which he made with guys from Skydiggers, and Cowboy Junkies, has been getting lots of great reviews.”

He’s an example:

“It’s far too early to begin compiling a best of 2013 list, but The Folk Sinner is a good start. Canadiana cottage-country weirdness at its finest,” raves the reviewer at The Record. Or “…this is the first must-have record of 2013. …the music Bob Dylan would have made if he could sing and play guitar like Mark Knopfler,” said Berkeley Place.

Bonner, who has shot live video for the artist, said he’s thrilled Wilson has agreed to participate in the Music 101 Seminar, and then performing later that night at the Tractorgrease studios, at 48708 Chilliwack Lake Road.

Tom Wilson, Oct. 27, 7 p.m., tickets $20 at the door, doors at 6, reserve by emailing tractorgrease@gmail.com or  604-858-3814.