Is there anything Tom Wilson can’t do? Frontman for not one, not two, but four popular rock/folk bands? Check. Design award-winning album covers? Be a successful songwriter and painter? Triple-check. Rebuild a big block Chevy engine? No problem. Write a poetic and haunting memoir? Absolutely.
Growing up in Hamilton, Ontario, Wilson dreamed of becoming a rock star while at the same time wondering why his parents didn’t have photos of him as a newborn. Beautiful Scars tells the emotionally raw story of how he discovered, at 53 years of age, that he had been adopted and that his heritage was Mohawk. With incredible honesty and sure pacing, Wilson peels back the layers of secrets about his true identity that were kept from him for his own “protection.” There’s never been a sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll memoir quite like this one.
Sunshine Coast musicians Joe Stanton and Simon Paradis will open this event. Vicki Gabereau is a former radio and television host.