Last Wednesday was a monster day in the life of our show. We were invited to perform the Hockey Song as part of Stompin' Tom's induction into Canada's Walk of Fame ceremony at the Liberty Grand Ballroom in Toronto. It…
We're very pleased to announce that our show on October 28, 2017 at the Milton Theatre for the Arts will be filmed by the highly skilled professionals at Orchard TV and streamed live on the internet. Dave Ferri and his…
My good friend and an important part of the Stories & Songs of Stompin' Tom entourage Jim Baine is the man primarily responsible for the Canada 150 Program that we've been giving away at our shows this summer. It's a…
There's an online publication called fyimusicnews.ca that has become the go-to publication for the Canadian music industry. As far as I can tell, everyone in the industry reads it, every day. That's quite an accomplishment given the pathetic state…Read more
Thanks to a Canadian visionary John Miller, the Artistic Producer at the Stratford Summer Music Festival, Whiskey Jack has been spending quality time with the music that influenced us the most in years past. I'm referring to the country/folk music…Read more
Tomorrow, July 29th is a big day... the CD that Whiskey Jack recorded with Stompin' Tom in 1993 is being re-released by Universal Music Canada. We'll be hosting a big party to celebrate this event at Lula Lounge on October…Read more
Attention all you Stompin' Tom fans in New Liskeard and surrounding communities... Whiskey Jack Presents Stories & Songs of Stompin' Tom is coming to your area this weekend, July 22, 23 and 24, 2016. This will no doubt be a…Read more
Every couple of months, I take a leisurely country drive to Erin Ontario and spend a few hours with Tom Jr, Lena at the family compound. We talk hockey, the good old days on the road but mostly, we talk…Read more
We invite you to join us for an afternoon of Whiskey Jack gospel music on Sunday, November 22nd at 4:00 pm. We'll be performing in the chapel at The Church of St Simon the Apostle complex. John A. MacDonald was…Read more
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.
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