Whiskey Jack: Songs and Stories of Stompin’ Tom Connors
Friday August 11, 8 p.m.Tickets $35
Since 1977, Whiskey Jack has become one of the most celebrated Roots / Country / Bluegrass band in Canadian music history, with four critically acclaimed recordings, nationally charted radio hits, and Country Music Awards nominations. The band has toured Canada extensively, appearing at festivals and concerts from coast to coast.
As well as being regular guests of Morningside and Variety Tonight on CBC Radio, they were stars of The Tommy Hunter Show for five years in the 1980s, and made numerous appearances on such shows as The Alan Thicke Show, Fire on the Mountain, Ralph Emory, and The Nashville Network, thus earning them the description of the most televised bluegrass/ acoustic country band in Canada.
They recorded with the likes of Nashville legend, Mac Wiseman, Al Cherny of Country Hoedown fame, and world-famous fiddle player Graham Townsend.
In 1993, Stompin' Tom Connors teamed with Whiskey Jack to record one of his come-back albums, “Dr. Stompin' Tom Connors eh?" (featuring the celebrated "Gumboot Clogaroo"), followed by a triumphant national tour. 2004 saw them on the road again with this Canadian icon. The tour culminated in a sold-out show at Massey Hall, and an unprecedented performance on the Conan O'Brien Show.
Whiskey Jack's current campaign is to ensure that Stompin' Tom will play a major role in the Canada 150 celebrations received a significant boost today. They have just recorded a new song, "If Stompin' Tom Was Our National Bird". It will soon be available for downloading. Watch for it on our web site over the next week or so. The song was written in support of a national campaign to declare the Whiskey Jack (aka, Canada Jay) our national bird. We're now part of a dedicated group of about 35 volunteers (bird lovers, ornithologists, politicians) from across the country who are lobbying the Federal Government to make this official.
For more information visit www.stompintom.com.