can mail order any of Trevor's CDs or the 12'' vinyl of
"Wooden Castles Fall." This is the best way to go
if you'd like your copy signed, or sent as a gift to
someone. Send $20 (per CD or vinyl) cheque to
Trevor Tchir, 233 Shannon Rd., Sault Ste. Marie,
Ontario, Canada, P6A 4K3. For more information, e-mail
trevortchir @ gmail.com.
Ivan Wassam live fan video, Blackdog, Edmonton
Audio Samples (radio, pre-release versions, live cuts, interview)
Wildmere on Thunder Bay's Lakehead University Radio, May '06.
Wassam (live 2005 - unmastered board mix)
Tchir's 3rd album, Wooden Castles Fall (2005) crosses a spectrum of folk-country laced with pedal-steel and Rhodes organ, horn-driven shuffles, and bar room ballads. Characters on this record include Ukrainian-Canadian moonshine brewers circa 1917, Canmore Hotel barflies asking Queen Lizzy on the old twenty bill for romantic advice, Parliament Peace Tower elevator operators, Alberta grain elevator peace operators, Great Lake princesses, and Athabasca valley dreamers. It was recorded with the help of many of Ottawa's finest young musicians, mostly regulars of the popular Nostalgica Café hootenanny. It was recorded by Jason Jaknunas in Sandy Hill, Ottawa, and features the musical support of Pierre Chrétien, Peter Webb, Craig Simon, John Carroll, Stephen Tchir, Al Bragg, Lindsay Ferguson, Steve Patterson, Ray Murray, Rozalind MacPhail, Nathan Morris, Jesse Cooke, Allyson Rogers, Erin Barnhardt, Neil Gerster, Phil Lafrenière, and Jason Jaknunas.
Thursday Heroes, which Tchir co-produced, is a collection of seven original poems and twelve original songs performed by regulars at the Café Nostalgica Open Stage, Ottawa, which Tchir co-hosted from 2001-2004. The title track, written and performed by Trevor, is about the people who have made the place magic over the last few years.
Tchir's first album, The Way I Feel Today (1999) was recorded live-to-tape by fellow singer-songwriter Peter Webb at Nelson Street Recording, Sandy Hill, Ottawa. This debut release features original tunes that are melodic, meaningful, and timeless, performed with the simple ingredients of voice, acoustic guitar, and harmonica.
Full lyrics and musical credits are included in the liner notes of each album.