New Album and Merch!

Questions or comments? Email trevortchir@gmail.com

Check out the interview with Borderline Radio's Adrian Vilaca on "Across the Tracks," for a deep dive into the story behind each track on Sun & Moon

Check out the SooToday feature on the making of Sun & Moon.

Check out CKUA's Alberta Morning interview and feature. 

Summer 2021 - Canadian singer-songwriter Trevor Tchir finally returns with the release of his fifth album of original songs, Sun & Moon.  This is Tchir’s first album in twelve years, and its songs speak to the midlife experiences of raising kids, losing loved ones, following dreams in a precarious economy, and acting as a citizen at time when democracy faces stark challenges.  If things get heavy, there’s a song about forgetting it all and enjoying a ball game, or dancing ‘til the band goes home. The sound is steeped in the Americana and folk roots tradition, while Tchir’s imagery and stories are grounded north of the border.  

Sun & Moon was recorded largely by Michael John DiSanto at the confluence of the Great Lakes, in beautiful Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Tchir’s home for the last seven years.  Additional tracks were recorded during pandemic lockdown in locations across Canada, and even as far as Zurich, Switzerland.  

The album features a talented and experienced supporting cast of musicians who have earned regional, national, and international recognition in their own or other projects. There are new collaborators from the Sault, including Frank Deresti [Lake Effect] on bass; Sheldon Jaaskelainen on violin;  Mark Gough on drums; Michael Kienhofer on dobro; and Keiko Larocque & Nancy Sylvestre singing harmonies.  Tchir also reunites with longtime bandmates from his prairie hometown of Edmonton, Alberta, including his brother, Stephen Tchir [Provincial Archive, Colleen Brown] on guitar, mandolin, and backup vocals, as well as Bramwell Park [Provincial Archive, Scott Cook] on banjo.  Finally, the album features favourites from the Ottawa scene, where Tchir’s musical journey took off, including Pierre Chrétien [Souljazz Orchestra] on organ, Al Bragg on pedal steel, and Lindsay Ferguson, featured singing on a country duet.  

The album art design is by Brent Charbonneau of Planet Pulse Media.  Sun & Moon is mastered by Philip Shaw Bova.  

Sun & Moon was released officially on August 6.  It is available here in digital download and CDs. Limited edition vinyl will also be available in the coming weeks. It's all in the online store below!   The album tracks are also available on major online services (Apple Music / Spotify / YouTube) linked at the bottom of this page.  

Album downloads are in MP3 format, which take up less storage and appear with album art.  If you purchase a digital album and would prefer Hi Res WAV files just include a note or email trevortchir@gmail.com.  CD and vinyl purchases come with a free download of both MP3 and WAV formats of that title.  

Sun & Moon

Trevor Tchir

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Recorded by Michael John Disanto in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

Personnel: Trevor Tchir – lead vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar (3), piano, harmonica / Stephen Tchir – backup vocals, mandolin, electric guitar, electric slide guitar / Keiko Larocque – backup vocals / Nancy Sylvestre – backup vocals / Lindsay Ferguson – vocals (9) / Frank Deresti – upright bass / Michael John DiSanto – electric bass / Mark Gough – drums, percussion / Sheldon Jaaskelainen - violin / Michael Kienhofer – dobro / Bramwell Park – banjo, washboard / Al Bragg – pedal steel guitar / Pierre Chrétien – organ

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Sun & Moon T-Shirt
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Sun & Moon T-Shirt

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Metro Blue T-Shirt - Gildan Solf-Style Ring Spun Cotton - Available in Small (26.62" x 18"), Medium (27.62" x 20"), Large (28.62" x 22"), X-Large (29.62" x 24")

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Sun & Moon baseball T-shirt
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Sun & Moon baseball T-shirt

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Sun & Moon 3/4 sleeve length baseball shirt - 90% heavy cotton, 10% polyester

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Sky Locked Land: CD
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Sky Locked Land: CD

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Released 2009. Recorded by Terry Tran at Riverdale Recorders, Edmonton.

Personnel: Trevor Tchir - acoustic guitar, lead vocals, harmonica, piano / Stephen Tchir - electric guitar, backup vocals, mandolin / Allyson Rogers - drums / Steve Badach - upright bass / Mickey Vallee - accordion / Lane Arndt - electric guitar ("Myth of Er"), tenor banjo, bass / Shannon Johnson - violin / Jordan Faulds - French horn / Bramwell Park - banjo, backup vocals / Pierre Chretien - organ / Al Bragg - pedal steel / Peter Webb - backup vocals / Volya Baziuk - vocals "Stones In The Ground" / Kristy McKay - backup vocals

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Sky Locked Land T-shirt
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100% pre-shrunk cotton in grey cotton, available in Youth L, Adult S, M, L, XL

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Wooden Castles Fall: CD
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Wooden Castles Fall: CD

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Released 2005. Recorded by Jason Jaknunas in Sandy Hill, Ottawa. Except "Thursday Heroes," recorded live by Peter Webb at Cafe Nostalgica, Ottawa.

Personnel: Trevor Tchir - acoustic guitar, lead vocals, banjo, mandolin, harmonica, percussion / Pierre Chretien - piano, Rhodes, organ, electric clavinet, bass clarinet, horn arrangements / Al Bragg - pedal steel guitar / Peter Webb - electric bass, backup vocals / Jason Jaknunas - electric bass, percussion / Nathan Morris - upright bass / Jesse Cooke - drums / Allyson Rogers - drums, percussion / Steve Patterson - tenor saxophone / Ray Murray - also saxophone / Stephen Tchir - lead acoustic guitar, backup vocals / John Carroll - slide guitar, backup vocals / Craig Simon - electric guitar / Rozalind MacPhail - flute / Erin Barnhardt - fiddle / Lindsay Ferguson - backup vocals / Neil Gerster - backup vocals / Phil Lafreniere - backup vocals

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Wooden Castles Fall: Vinyl
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Wooden Castles Fall: Vinyl

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Released 2005. Recorded by Jason Jaknunas in Sandy Hill, Ottawa. Except "Thursday Heroes," recorded live by Peter Webb at Cafe Nostalgica, Ottawa.

Personnel: Trevor Tchir - acoustic guitar, lead vocals, banjo, mandolin, harmonica, percussion / Pierre Chretien - piano, Rhodes, organ, electric clavinet, bass clarinet, horn arrangements / Al Bragg - pedal steel guitar / Peter Webb - electric bass, backup vocals / Jason Jaknunas - electric bass, percussion / Nathan Morris - upright bass / Jesse Cooke - drums / Allyson Rogers - drums, percussion / Steve Patterson - tenor saxophone / Ray Murray - also saxophone / Stephen Tchir - lead acoustic guitar, backup vocals / John Carroll - slide guitar, backup vocals / Craig Simon - electric guitar / Rozalind MacPhail - flute / Erin Barnhardt - fiddle / Lindsay Ferguson - backup vocals / Neil Gerster - backup vocals / Phil Lafreniere - backup vocals

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November: CD
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November: CD

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Released 2001. Recorded by Jason Jaknunas at Raven Street Studios, Ottawa.

Personnel: Trevor Tchir - acoustic guitar, vocals, harmonica / Pierre Chretien - Rhodes, Hammond organ, Wurlitzer, Vox Continental organ / Chris Lochner - lead guitar, coffee mug slide / Steve McGrath - drums, persussion / Jason Jaknunas - electric bass / Nathan Morris - upright bass / Mike Yates - cello / Stephen Tchir - piano, tamborine / Peter Webb - backup vocals / Julie Larocque - backup vocals (2) / Nadia Fauteux - backup vocals (7) / Mary Kate Hache - backup vocals (13)

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Back Catalogue / Discography

Sky Locked Land

Trevor Tchir

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Recorded by Terry Tran at Riverdale Recorders, Edmonton.

Personnel:
Trevor Tchir - acoustic guitar, lead vocals, harmonica, piano / Stephen Tchir - electric guitar, backup vocals, mandolin / Allyson Rogers - drums / Steve Badach - upright bass / Mickey Vallee - accordion / Lane Arndt - electric guitar ("Myth of Er"), tenor banjo, bass / Shannon Johnson - violin / Jordan Faulds - French horn / Bramwell Park - banjo, backup vocals / Pierre Chretien - organ / Al Bragg - pedal steel / Peter Webb - backup vocals / Volya Baziuk - vocals "Stones In The Ground" / Kristy McKay - backup vocals

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Wooden Castles Fall

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Recorded by Jason Jaknunas in Sandy Hill, Ottawa. Except "Thursday Heroes," recorded live by Peter Webb at Cafe Nostalgica, Ottawa.

Personnel: Trevor Tchir - acoustic guitar, lead vocals, banjo, mandolin, harmonica, percussion / Pierre Chretien - piano, Rhodes, organ, electric clavinet, bass clarinet, horn arrangements / Al Bragg - pedal steel guitar / Peter Webb - electric bass, backup vocals / Jason Jaknunas - electric bass, percussion / Nathan Morris - upright bass / Jesse Cooke - drums / Allyson Rogers - drums, percussion / Steve Patterson - tenor saxophone / Ray Murray - also saxophone / Stephen Tchir - lead acoustic guitar, backup vocals / John Carroll - slide guitar, backup vocals / Craig Simon - electric guitar / Rozalind MacPhail - flute / Erin Barnhardt - fiddle / Lindsay Ferguson - backup vocals / Neil Gerster - backup vocals / Phil Lafreniere - backup vocals

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November

Trevor Tchir

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Recorded by Jason Jaknunas at Raven Street Studios, Ottawa.

Personnel: Trevor Tchir - acoustic guitar, vocals, harmonica / Pierre Chretien - Rhodes, Hammond organ, Wurlitzer, Vox Continental organ / Chris Lochner - lead guitar, coffee mug slide / Steve McGrath - drums, persussion / Jason Jaknunas - electric bass / Nathan Morris - upright bass / Mike Yates - cello / Stephen Tchir - piano, tamborine / Peter Webb - backup vocals / Julie Larocque - backup vocals (2) / Nadia Fauteux - backup vocals (7) / Mary Kate Hache - backup vocals (13)

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The Way I Feel Today

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Recorded live off the floor by Peter Webb at Nelson Street Studio, Sandy Hill, Ottawa.

Personnel: Trevor Tchir - acoustic guitar, vocals, harmonica

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