Published Sep 13, 2013Just shy of two years from the release of Wil's Heart of Mine, the Vancouver Island folk player will deliver his first-ever concert set, Live at the Ironwood. The record, Wil's first for new label Cordova Bay Entertainment, hits retailers October 8.
The performance was captured at Calgary's Ironwood venue, with recording engineer Josh Gwilliam later taking the songs into the studio for a proper mix. According to Wil, he wasn't so sure about a live release at first, but was plenty pleased with the results.
"It's one thing to go to a live show and take it all in and quite another to have those songs come off well on a live audio recording," he explained in a statement. "I mean, it's really just me and my drummer (for the most part) plus how can our sound and dynamic, that cumulative vibe and experience within the room be captured on disc?"
Apparently said dynamism is intact for the eight-song recording, whose tracklist you'll find below. If you need a quick audio fix, the album's "Both Hands" is streaming here.
Wil will also be heading out on the road this fall for a Western Canadian tour, which you'll note, via the listing down below, includes a two-night stand at the Ironwood.
Live at the Ironwood:
1. Long Kiss Goodnight
2. Wedding Dress
3. Tell You Twice
4. Oak Tree
5. Both Hands
6. Dance With The Devil
7. Honey Pie
8. 4 String Song
10/04 Calgary, AB - The Ironwood (Breakout West / WCMAs)
10/05 Calgary, AB - Festival Hall (Breakout West / WCMAs)
10/10 Red Deer, AB - The Vat
10/12 Fernie, BC - The Arts Station
10/13-14 Calgary, AB - The Ironwood
10/16 Regina, SK - Artful Dodger
10/17 Saskatoon, SK - Village Guitar & Amp
10/18 Edmonton, AB - Royal Alberta Museum
10/19 Hythe, AB - Demmitt Cultural Society Hall
10/20 Jasper, AB - Olive Bistro
10/24 Kelowna, BC - Minstrel Cafe & Bar
10/25 Vancouver, BC - The Cellar
10/26 Victoria, BC - Lucky Bar
11/01 Nanaimo, BC - Corner Bistro
11/02 Cumberland, BC - The Waverley
11/28 Chilliwack, BC - Bozzini's Upstairs
11/30 Nelson, BC - Spirit Bar
12/06-07 Canmore, AB - The Drake Inn