Duncan Fremlin, one of Canada’s premier banjo players, decided in 1977 that life as a full time musician in Canada seemed like a brilliant idea so he promptly quit his day job and began a seemingly endless tour of Canadian musical venues. As Whiskey Jack's leader and raconteur, he's welcomed an untold number of musicians into the Whiskey Jack fold over the years. After 40 years, this band is still going strong and performing some of the finest music in its history.
Douglas Cameron has been a successful member of the Canadian music community since the 1970's. He gained fame and notoriety with his song Mona With The Children (True North Records) in 1985. He received a Juno nomination for Most Promising Male Vocalist of the year in 1986 again in 2000 for Children's Album of the Year. His theatrical and dynamic approach to performing, coupled with his talents on many instruments adds a high degree of professionalism to this already dynamic show.
Randy Morrison first stepped on stage with Whiskey Jack to help mark their 30th anniversary. Since then, he has won the prestigious Canadian Bluegrass Award for fiddle player of the year five years running. That's what we call a virtuoso! This premier fiddle player combines the sounds of legendary players like: Ward Allen, Don Messer, Al Cherny and Graham Townsend. Randy has performed with top country artists such as, Gordie Tapp from TV's Hee Haw, CBC Television's Bluegrass Band "Whiskey Jack" and Canada's polka king and Grammy award winner Walter Ostanek.
Eric Jackson has been a mainstay in the double bass community in the Canadian music scene since the early 1970's. Well versed in all styles of music, his musical portfolio includes the Humber River Valley Boys, Terry Sumsion, Swing Street and now Whiskey Jack. Eric has been a friend of Whiskey Jack for many decades now and they're thrilled to have him on board.
If you're a fan of Canadian music, you've heard Al Cross. There are few Canadian drummers who can truthfully be called a virtuoso...Al is one of them. Since his move to Toronto from Montreal in 1979, Al has dominated the Canadian music scene performing with the best that Canada has to offer... Great Big Sea, Murray Mclaughlin, Big Sugar, Leonard Cohen...and now, Whiskey Jack.