Tom Wilson, one most respected musician and songwriters in Canada,and veteran music industry journalist Larry LeBlanc, will together lead the 14th Mariposa Young Singer/Songwriter Workshop.
The workshop will take place Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Best Western Plus Mariposa Inn and Conference Centre, 400 Memorial Avenue in Orillia.
“For over three decades I’ve followed the career of Tom Wilson in the Florida Razors, Junkhouse, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, and his most recent incarnation, LeE HARVeY OsMOND,” says LeBlanc. “He’s an immense talent, and I’m proud that he has agreed to perform at the Mariposa Young Singer/Songwriter Workshop series, replacing vocal coach Elaine Overholt who had to bow out due to an unexpected surgery. She will appear at the series in 2017. Meanwhile, Tom is an outstanding replacement.”
Joining Tom at the workshop will be band mate, and co-writer Thompson Wilson. The pair has spent 2016 touring North America in support of LeE HARVeY OsMOND’s “Beautiful Scars” album. The pair have written songs for LHO, Colin James, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, and for Thompson’s his own band, Harlan Pepper. Thompson also penned. “Beautiful Scars” recorded by Dallas Green.
The Mariposa Young Singer/Songwriters Workshops represent another important step in the Mariposa Folk Foundation’s ongoing commitment to supporting Ontario singer/songwriters.
The Young Singer/Songwriter Workshops are presented with the generous financial support of the Community Foundation of Orillia and Area.
To date, such leading Canadian singer/songwriters as Jim Cuddy, Murray McLauchlan, Sylvia Tyson, Jesse F. Keeler, Bruce Good, Amelia Curran, Shirley Eikhard, Liam Titcomb, Devin Cuddy, Jadea Kelly, Ariana Gillis, Jory Nash, and Dala have guested.
The workshop series, aimed at reaching singer/songwriters aged 12-25 throughout Ontario, provides participants with an opportunity to meet and interact with professional singer/songwriters and music industry figures, as well as build relationships with other young singer/songwriters. The event is free.
This event is restricted to participants and guardians. There is no public audience.
Those interested may register early by sending an email to
or can register at the door the night of the workshop.
Those young songwriters participating may perform their songs. Lyric sheets are welcome.