Over the last 11 years Tian Wigmore has served as a touring guitarist and backing vocalist for Canadian artists such as Big Sugar, The Trews, Tim Chaisson, In Flight Safety, and Andy Brown.
“Over this time,” says Tian, “I have learned so much from these incredible musicians. But after 11 years as a side man, something was missing. I needed a platform of my own. A place to vocalize my personal experiences. Not to compete with the career that I had already established, but to compliment it. As a result, I began to write and record an EP, and Warhorses was born.”
The word “Warhorses” embodies power, relentlessness, determination, and hope notes Tian. “And although these are all positive things, the word still manages to project an overall darkness. This is how I would describe the 6 songs that are on this self-titled EP. Each one tends to reflect on the darker side of human nature and the hardships faced in day to day life; but in the end, they are framed with a sense of hope and optimism,” explains Tian.
Four musical voices are heard on the CD. “The result is an authoritative brand of ‘Hard-Edged’ folk music that I am really excited to share,” says Tian.
The recording process was carried out primarily in a bedroom studio, using rice and guitar cases for percussion. The album itself is a 6 song EP of original material by Tian. It was produced by Chris Corrigan and features Chris on guitar, Remi Arsenault on bass, Nat Lamoureux on drums, and Tian on vocals and guitar.
The album launch will take place at Sportsmans Club, 175 Great George St, Charlottetown, on August 27. Doors will open at 8 pm and the show will start at 9 pm. Another band (tba) will join Tian’s band on the bill. Once released, the album will be available at Back Alley Music, as well as online at CD Baby and ITunes.