Wilson Delcourt – concert event by invitation.
February 22nd, 7:30 pm
So, do you want the long story? Or the short story? Ya, that’s what we thought.
We are just a couple of guys with (sort of) normal lives, who grew up strumming along with Dads and Uncles around campfires and kitchen tables. We ended up being in the same band back in the early nineties.
A bunch of years ago, rummaging through our respective Boxes of Old Junk, we stumbled on some tunes that each of us had written. We shared some of them with each other, and decided that it might be fun to put some time and effort into them, maybe even write a couple of new ones. This time and effort though always needed to be balanced with the other demands on our time, so it’s taken some time to get here.
Where are we hoping this little project goes? We’re still trying to figure that out. But one thing has become, and continues to be clear: this is all about the songs. It was a hoot putting them together, we really enjoy playing them, and we just want to make them as accessible as possible. And yes, at the end of the day, there’s a small amount of hope that each of you might discover that you end up liking one or two of them too.
So there’s the short story. We ourselves aren’t young pups anymore. Many of these songs go back twenty years. It’s taken a handful of years to finish the cd. A long time coming? Maybe, but we’d do it all again in a heartbeat. -Rod Delcourt, Wendell Wilson, 2012
WilsonDelcourt is Wendell Wilson and Rod Delcourt. Wendell, born and raised near Constance Bay Ontario, and Rod, originally from Buckingham Quebec, both now reside near Ottawa Ontario. Each has performed with numerous bands around the Ottawa area over the years, ranging from Country to Rock and “almost” everything in between. Since 2007, they have been working on and slowly recording original music, and are now pleased to share it with you. Their first independently produced album, “Long Time Coming” was released in the Fall of 2012, and features a dozen songs. Mp3 versions of the tunes are available for downloading (free) from their website www.wilsondelcourt.com. The lads also invite you to visit their Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/wilsondelcourt).
The album contains an interesting blend of tunes which show varying influences of folk, country, rock, and even some Spanish/Flamenco for good measure. The tunes’ basic tracks were recorded live off the floor, and then the lads added the odd additional harmony, guitar or a percussion track to round out the sound. On his music review blog Sean Coleman writes “Exceptional melodies, well defined, country-folk tinged songs that are sonically sharp and very easy on the ears”, and “This is a thoroughly enjoyable listen in all respects. You will not be assaulted by miles of over-playing or self-indulgence. On the contrary, the sounds will gently work their way into your head, begging to be played again”. (http://finnbros.blogspot.ca/2012/10/long-time-coming.html)
Rod and Wendell have already started working on some new tunes, and are anxious to “road test” them, get them recorded and released.