Celebrate Canada with a truly Canadian Tribute to Stompin Tom. Stomping Since 1977, Whiskey Jack has become one of the most celebrated Roots / Country / Bluegrass band in Canadian music history, with:
*Four critically acclaimed recordings Nationally charted radio hits
*Country Music Awards nominations
*The band toured Canada extensively between 1979 and 1987, appearing at festivals and concerts from coast to coast.
As well as being regular guests of Morningside and Variety Tonight on CBC Radio, they were stars of The Tommy Hunter Show for five years in the 1980s, and made numerous appearances on such shows as The Alan Thicke Show, Fire on the Mountain, Ralph Emory, and The Nashville Network, thus earning them the description of the most televised bluegrass/ acoustic country band in Canada.
They recorded with the likes of Nashville legend, Mac Wiseman, Al Cherny of Country Hoedown fame, and world-famous fiddle player Graham Townsend.
In 1993, Stompin' Tom Connors teamed with Whiskey Jack to record one of his come-back albums, "Dr. Stompin' Tom Connors eh?" (featuring the celebrated "Gumboot Clogaroo"), followed by a triumphant national tour. 2004 Saw them on the road again with this Canadian icon. The tour culminated in a sold-out show at Massey Hall, and an unprecedented performance on the Conan O'Brien Show.
This portion of the Barrie Jazz and Blues Festival is sponsored by "Banting Square" Condominium Development by Pratt Homes