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Tom Wilson

Tom Wilson is a Canadian rock musician, famed storyteller and visual artist. Wilson’s extensive career and tireless efforts as a musician have earned him numerous nominations and awards from the Hamilton Music Awards, the Polaris Prize and the JUNO Awards, to name a few. With certified gold and platinum records under his belt, Wilson has collaborated with a wide range of artists, from Billy Ray Cyrus to City and Colour. Wilson’s psychedelic folk project, Lee Harvey Osmond, was awarded a 2020 JUNO Award for their album, Mohawk.

Wilson’s memoir Beautiful Scars, published by Penguin Random House, has become a national bestseller. It offers a profoundly moving and humorous look at family dynamics, his hometown and his search for identity. With a rare gift for storytelling and an astonishing story to tell, Wilson speaks with unflinching honesty and extraordinary compassion about his search for the truth.

In 2020, Wilson established the Bunny Wilson Indigenous Scholarship fund at McMaster University, supporting year one Indigenous students from Ontario secondary schools completing an undergraduate program in any faculty.