Trio of songwriters brings 30 years of Canadian indie rock to Grand Theatre

FERGUS – Front-man Ron Hawkins and founding member Stephen Stanley from Canada’s legendary Indie band Lowest of the Low, and Chris Brown from Bourbon Tabernacle Choir are set to take the stage at Fergus Grand Theatre for one performance on Oct. 6.  

Hawkins’ music career has included ongoing work with Lowest of the Low (LOTL), recordings with The Rusty Nails and The Do Good Assassins, as well as his own solo material.   

Since departing from LOTL, Stanley has most recently been recording and performing with The Stephen Stanley Band. 

Brown’s extensive music resume also includes work with Kate Fenner, the Barenaked Ladies, and the Tragically Hip. Brown and Stanley currently are working together through Brown’s record label, Wolfe Island Records.

This eight-date tour will mark the first time the three performers have played live together. They stated, “These shows are going to give us an opportunity to get up close and personal with audiences, play some songs we might not normally play, and share some stories going back to our bands’ formative years in the early ‘90s, all the way up to the present moment.”

Brown, Hawkins and  Stanley have chosen an eclectic set of tour venues to share their stories and songs. Most locales have personal significance to the performers.  

Ron Hawkins and Stephen Stanley played together for a one-time show at the Fergus Grand Theatre in 2012 and have been back to Centre Wellington over the years for solo and full band shows.  

“Fans of Canadian ‘90s rock probably already know these guys,” said Curt McQueen of Kcm Productions, “Fans of great music, song-writing, and storytelling will love this show. It’s a treat to have these three coming to Centre Wellington.”

 Local musician Madison Galloway opens the show.   She recently rocked the mainstage at Elora’s Riverfest.

The show is Oct. 6 at the Fergus Grand Theatre.   Doors open at 7:30pm with the show starting at 8pm.

Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at the theatre box office or at