As a boy, from 1959 to 1969, I would religiously watch Don Messer's Jubilee on the CBC. I had Don Messer albums and I enjoyed the Charlie Chamberlain and Marg Osborne duets. Each week, the show would begin with Don…Read more
In prepartaion for next summer's salute to Don Messer's Jubilee at the Stratford Summer Music Festival, I began to search for surviving cast members of the venerable CBC show. I was worried we were too late.
The Stompin' Tom shows we've done this year have gone swimmingly! I think it's safe to say all seven of us in the band feel caught up in a musical joy ride and we're having the time of our life…Read more
This musical journey, Stories & Songs of Stompin' Tom, has been quite the ride. Besides the fact we've been able to perform the Tom songs we learned when we toured with him, we've been trying to add more and more…Read more
Each time we perform our show, Stories & Songs of Stompin' Tom, our enthusiasm grows. It grows not just because we love playing/singing this music, but because the crowds get bigger and bigger and the media response gets more enthusiastic. …Read more
Once we sign a contract to perform our show, we immediately connect with the public relations department at the theatre or venue. Tickets don't sell themselves. We've learned that if we make this a team effort between Whiskey Jack and…Read more
At 93, Canadian icon, Gordie Tapp can still inspire side splitting laughter followed by a standing ovation. Said Gordie, "a standing ovation...the best compliment an entertainer can receive. Thank you!".
It was a trip down memory lane for all of…Read more
I enjoyed a long lunch last week with the great Gordie Tapp, aka Cousin Clem and John Miller, Artistic Producer of the Stratford Summer Music Festival. We discussed the plans for our show in Stratford on August 1, 2015. The…Read more