Wil Announces 'Live at the Ironwood'

BY Gregory AdamsPublished Sep 13, 2013

Just 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

Tour dates:

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


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