"There are more than 450 species of birds across Canada, but until now, not one of them has been designated as our national bird. In 2015, the team at Canadian Geographic decided it was time to change that, and founded the National Bird Project with the aim of declaring an official bird for Canada by 2017, the 150th anniversary of Confederation."
Only hours ago, the results were…
Viewing: Whiskey Jack Music News - View all posts
The fans who attend our shows in Stratford each year also reminiscing with us about their memories of this music.
Local Don Messer fan, Cliff Morgan is a case in point. Check out this fabulous story published yesterday in the Stratford…Read more
On Friday and Saturday we'll be telling tall tales of life on the road with Tom and performing all the hits....Bud the Spud, The Hockey Song, Sudbury Saturday Night, Margo's…Read more
Thank you to Elliot Lake vocalist and dobro player, Gloria Jean Hansen from Elliot Lake who wrote:
"My head will ring for days with the sounds, the beautiful joyful noise you made on the stage of our Civic Center tonight."
Gloria Jean plays with country band Val Spencer & Northern Cross (see photo). She even…Read more
'm also sorry to say, I know very little about Downie's band, The Tragically Hip. After listening to a short phone-in segment on my local CBC affiliate this morning, I know a little bit more. It was announced today that Gord Downie, the lead singer for this band, has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. Their fans are…Read more
The passion we all share is the desire to keep the legacy of Stompin' Tom Connors relevant in 2016 and beyond. To that end, we forged a new relationship during my visit yesterday.
Later in 2016, Universal Records will be re-releasing the 1993…Read more
If you've seen Whiskey Jack, you'll know that gospel music has been an important part of our…Read more
As it turns out, he's one of the last surviving cast members and I spent an hour with him at his home in Halifax yesterday. This was in preparation for the…Read more
I need not have worried. The stars were aligned a few minutes ago when I received a call from the Don Messer Show MC, Don Tremaine (seen here on the right), just back from the cottage and happily living in Dartmouth. I'm pleased to report that he is alive and well and eager to share some memories with…Read more
We have a lot of videos, some new, some old, that are available on our Youtube channel. https://www.youtube.com/playlist…
I was checking out the number of visits on some of the more recent uploads and noticed that our fiddle medley featuring our champion fiddler Randy Morrison has 2566 hits...in a very short period of time. That's a big number. Congratulations Randy...the whole world is watching!
I've seen each of them perform on their own and I've been less than impressed. The songs are good. The singing is great but I left each show feeling let down. I never found them to be even slightly entertaining. I won't be buying tickets to their Massey Hall show. I'll stay home and listen to their CD's.
Lyle Lovett is an…Read more
It was a trip down memory lane for all of us in the band as well as the 260 fans who clapped and laughed all evening. We started with the Don Messer theme, moved on to salute the Tommy Hunter Show, Wilf Carter, Hank Snow (Howard Willett really nailed I'm Movin' On), King Ganham (Randy Morrison did him…Read more
The list of legends is long and storied... Hank Snow, Wilf Carter, Stompin' Tom, Lucille Starr, Carol Baker, Tommy Hunter, Ward Allen, King Ganham, Al Cherny, Maurice Boyler and the list goes on and on…Read more