Join legendary band Whiskey Jack for stories and songs of the one and only Stompin' Tom Connors!
Since Whiskey Jack's inception 45 years ago, their fans have been showering them with accolades celebrating their songs and stories. But the one constant that has fueled their success is what brings the crowds to their feet each night - a polished show exuding charm, ease and playfulness. Over the years, elite members of the Canadian music community have enjoyed time in the Whiskey Jack family.
Appearing live on our stage, Duncan Fremlin has been plying his trade as the singer/banjo player/leader of Whiskey Jack. Whiskey Jack went on to be mainstays on The Tommy Hunter Show, and then came the recording and touring years with Stompin’ Tom Connors in the ’90s and through to the legend’s passing in 2013.
Known as Stompin’ Tom’s fiddle player, Billy MacInnis spent 9 years touring with Canada’s Icon until his sudden passing in March 2013. During those 9 years Billy played on the recording of Toms CD ‘The Ballad” and Tom’s “Live in Concert” DVD.
Success followed in the 1980's when the band was invited to host their own "Ol' Back Porch" segment on the CBC TV's Tommy Hunter Show. When Stompin' Tom resumed his career in the 1990’s, he called Whiskey Jack and invited them to join him in the studio to record his acclaimed album, "Dr. Stompin' Tom... Eh?". These two Canadian musical institutions would continue to perform and record together until Tom's death in 2014. Now Duncan is joined by two time Juno nominee Douglas John Cameron to carry the Whiskey Jack tradition.
Douglas John gained fame and notoriety in 1985 with his song Mona With The Children (True North Records). He was also well known for his appearances on Ants in Your Pants (Treehouse TV). His theatrical and dynamic approach to performing, coupled with his talents on many instruments bring an endless supply of energy to this already dynamic band.
Whiskey Jack in 2023 continues to write, record and tour across the country. Their new self-produced album will be released this fall!
TWEED & COMPANY Theatre is a registered charity, and is a creator and producer of Original Canadian Musical Theatre, as well as quality professional grassroots regional theatre. The company has been active since the fall of 2009, and has produced several large scale original Canadian musicals, as well as countless other Canadian productions. Tweed & Company is based in Hastings County, and owns and operates The Marble Arts Centre, as well as operating the Bancroft Village Playhouse, and the Tweed & Company Outdoor Stage.
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