In 1969, a year many Canadians discovered marijuana for the first time, Stompin' Tom Connors wrote and published a song that has become an anthem for the country. One of many anthems penned by Tom actually. The success of this song was immediate and he was well on his way to becoming one of the most revered Canadians ever. We respectfully honour Stompin' Tom Connors' original version by releasing today, October 17, 2018, our salute to the legalization of this well loved and heavily used substance. We call…Read more
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For Immediate Release: September 8, 2018 • Please include in your listings/announcements
Whiskey Jack and guest Canadian Country Music Star Cindy Church present
THE WORLD’S GREATEST STOMPIN’ TOM SHOW - ON TOUR NOW
STORIES AND SONGS OF STOMPIN’ TOM Ontario Fall Tour, 2018
Whiskey Jack, a veteran Stompin’ Tom All Star back-up band and their guest, Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Cindy Church will begin their fall tour of Ontario cities on October 11. This four city tour will feature shows…Read more
For Immediate Release: September 4, 2018 • Please include in your listings/announcements
Shaun Pilot and 8Horse Music Present
Whiskey Jack - Highlights From 41 Years In Canadian Folk/Roots Music
Free Times Cafe, Toronto, On
On Friday, October 12, 2018, veteran Canadian All Star band Whiskey Jack, will perform highlights from their storied career and segments from their touring show, Stories & Songs of Stompin’ Tom, at The Free Times Cafe, Toronto, On. This Toronto based band, a mainstay on the…Read more
In an era of fake everything (at least that what it seems sometimes), I'm happy to report that there's nothing phony about our show, Whiskey Jack Presents Stories & Songs of Stompin' Tom. We sing and play the songs that we learned from the man himself, either while on tour with him in front of thousands of fans, or in his furnace room with just him and his guitar.
The applause we hear each night is Tom's applause. The first time he heard our version of Algoma 69, he smiled and nodded his approval. That's…Read more
Given the domination of the radio airwaves by Rogers, Corus and Bell, it's refreshing to learn that community radio is making a come back. We've been interviewed and supported by many local stations over the years. Their commitment to Canadian culture is unquestioned.
They were particularly supportive of our 2018 Picton show.
Here are two radio programs that we hosted.
The first was CIUT-FM on June 12. My guests were Brian and Larry Good from The Good Brothers. The stories were crazy and…Read more
The accolades started arriving almost immediately. The fans of Whiskey Jack and The Good Brothers let us know that they liked this collaboration very much. It was an idea that our promoter Shaun Pilot made happen and it turned out as he planned. The Regent Theatre in Picton was the venue and the date was Friday, June 15, 2018.
We began the evening with an hour of Stories & Songs of Stompin' Tom....SPONTANEOUS STANDING OVATION! We were thrilled to be sharing the stage with these Canadian legends so…Read more
We're very pleased to announce that Whiskey Jack has just signed our 5th licensing agreement with the two organizations that run Tom's affairs, Stompin' Tom Ltd. and their record label, Ole Majorly Indie. The photo below includes, from left to right, Robert Ott, CEO of Ole, Duncan Fremlin, Manager of Whiskey Jack and Andy Curran, Senior Consultant, Ole. We're all very excited to continue spreading the spirit of the Canadian mosaic associated with Canada's favourite troubadour, Stompin' Tom Connors.
“Whiskey Jack Presents Stories and Songs of Stompin' Tom” was born shortly after Stompin' Tom died in 2014. However, Whiskey Jack started collecting the songs and stories that eventually became part of this show in 1990 when Duncan Fremlin, Whiskey Jack's leader, toured with Tom for the first time. There were many adventures along the way.
The show is 100% Canadian - not only a portrait of their years on stage with Stompin' Tom, but also anecdotes and songs from their years as cast members on the CBC's…Read more
It was a fantastic and fairly typical winter afternoon to celebrate Canada and her greatest singers and songwriters. Fantastic because the musicians were in fine form and the songs that they sang were heartfelt and soothing to the northern soul...and typical because it was storming outside. The large and enthusiastic audience was not discouraged by the icy roads (although many out-of-towners didn't make it).
One fan, a trucker from Sudbury wrote to say he "had a terrific time yesterday - bought the…Read more