Whiskey Jack returning to Fergus Grand Theatre next month

Stompin’ Tom Connors backup band slotted to play Fergus Grand April 7

FERGUS – Whiskey Jack – backing band for the infamous Stompin’ Tom Connors – will bring their Stories and Songs of Stompin’ Tom to the Fergus Grand Theatre on April 7.

Connors, of course, is a Canadian folk music legend who made famous songs like Bud the Spud, Tillsonburg, Sudbury Saturday Night, and The Hockey Song.  

After many years away from the music scene, Stompin’ Tom returned in the early nineties with backing band, Whiskey Jack.  

They would tour, perform, and record together until Connors’ death in 2013.   

As a way to preserve and celebrate Stompin’ Tom’s musical legacy, Whiskey Jack created Stories and Songs of Stompin’ Tom. and for 10 years have toured it across the country.  

Whiskey Jack is set to entertain locally at the Fergus Grand Theatre with a matinee performance on April 7.   

Whiskey Jack is comprised of band leader and banjo player Duncan Fremlin, who achieved initial success when the band was asked to host its own “Ol’ Back Porch” segment on CBC’s Tommy Hunter Show.  

Joining Duncan is two-time Juno nominee Douglas John Cameron and Stompin’ Tom’s favourite fiddler Billy MacInnis.   

At the show, one can expect top quality vocals, harmonies, and instrumentation interspersed with humour and memorable Stompin’ Tom stories presented with respect and love.   

The performance was recently described as “a cross between Red Green and the Vinyl Café and being so Canadian it hurts!”

This is a return engagement for Stories and Songs of Stompin’ Tom.   

Whiskey Jack sold out the Fergus Grand Theatre six years ago.  

Tickets for this show on April 7 at 2pm, are $35 and can be purchased at the theatre box office or on their website.