Whiskey Jack – Stories and Songs of Stompin Tom

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Friday, September 11, at 7 pm

Best Western Highland

924 King Street Midland Ontario

Tickets at $30 and are available at the museum or online  through ShopMidland.com.

Whiskey Jack is one of the foremost vocal harmony, acoustic country stalwarts in Canadian music, with an impressive recording and broadcasting career. Hailed as “the Manhattan Transfer of country music”, they are clearly having fun as they perform with a relaxed enthusiasm that comes only from experience. If you like good times, good music, and a few laughs, you owe it to yourself to come out and hear Whiskey Jack.

Toronto based band, Whiskey Jack has become one of the most celebrated Roots / Country / Bluegrass band in Canadian music history.  Touring and recording for 35 years they were best known for their years as regulars on the CBC’s Tommy Hunter Show. In addition to Tom’s Peterborough Postman, expect to hear Bud the Spud, Tillsonburg, Sudbury Saturday Night, Big Joe Mufferaw, The Ketchup Song and of course, be prepared to sing  along on The Hockey Song.

Featuring Special Guest Douglas John Cameron

Douglas John Cameron, grew up in Midland Ontario, where he studied piano and took up the guitar. At the age of nine he began to compose songs. Douglas later added  drums, bass guitar, mandolin, and banjo to his catalogue of instruments, and influenced by his father and a healthy diet of Hank Williams and Buck Owens, developed a lifelong love for Country music.

Douglas John Cameron’s songwriting and performing career spans almost four decades and is rooted deeply in the folk/blues/country tradition. In 1985 his tune “Mona With The Children” hit the top 20 in Canada and garnered a Juno nomination. Recently he has applied his songwriting and composing talents to the world of television and movies.

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