|September 27, 2016||Filled under Music||
Details: Whiskey Jack is a Toronto-based band that has been performing country, roots and bluegrass music across North America since 1977. As a regular backing band for Stompin’ Tom Connors from 1993 to his death, they are now touring with their new show, Whiskey Jack Presents Stories & Songs of Stompin’ Tom featuring highlights from years of touring together and the stories that were born on those tours. Current Ontario tour dates include Timmins, Oshawa, Alliston, Sutton, Maryhill and Toronto.
Canadian Country Music Award nominees, Whiskey Jack have appeared at festivals and in concert from coast-to-coast; starred on The Tommy Hunter Show for five years in the 1980s; recorded with the likes of Nashville legend Mac Wiseman and world-famous fiddle player Graham Townsend; then hooked-up with Stompin’ Tom Connors in 1993 to record Dr. Stompin’ Tom . . .Eh? Their collaboration took them on a national tour culminating in a sold-out show at Massey Hall, an unprecedented performance on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and a 20-year relationship.
On Wednesday, October 19 at Lula Lounge, the Toronto premiere of Whiskey Jack Presents Stories & Songs of Stompin’ Tom will also mark the re-release of Dr. Stompin’ Tom . . .Eh? on the Universal Music label. The show includes performances of “Margo’s Cargo,” “Gumboot Cloggeroo,” “Bud The Spud,” and more! As a matter of fact, one of Stompin’ Tom’s more unusual contract clauses stated that the band had to perform some of Tom’s age-old songs at every one of their shows. Whiskey Jack’s contemporary take on Stompin’ Tom’s classics turn each song into a highly polished and honest Canadian story for modern audiences.
Whiskey Jack is Duncan Fremlin (Banjo), Bob McNiven (Guitar), Eric Jackson (Double Bass), Howard Willett, (Vocalist, Harmonica), Randy Morrison (Fiddle), Jen Cook (Vocalist), and Al Cross (Drums).
|September 23, 2016||Events|
Where: Yonge Eglinton Centre, 2300 Yonge Street When: September 29 – October 1, 2016 Cost: Free Details: Celebrate the revitalized RioCan Yonge Eglinton Centre (YEC) including an appearance by Jennifer Valentyne, a lounge where hundreds of customers will receive a $20 Gift Card from a YEC retailer, and a FREE roof top yoga session. The… more
|September 20, 2016||Events|
Where: Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, 100 Princes’ Boulevard When: September 23 – 25, 2016 Cost: Adults $15 (online $12); Seniors (65+) $13 (online $10); Youth (13-17) $13 (online $10); Children 12 and under are Free Details: For its 28th year, Toronto’s largest Fall Home Show is moving to the Enercare Centre at Exhibition Place. Get… more
|September 13, 2016||Events|
The 11th Anniversary of the CaribbeanTales International Film Festival (CTFF) Gala and Film screening got off to a tremendous start and opened with a capacity crowd on September 7. The CTFF celebrates the unique cultural diversity of filmmakers with a Caribbean background and gives audiences another reason to go to the movies during TIFF Season.… more
|September 13, 2016||Events|
Where: MSMU Studio, 950 Dupont Street, 2nd Floor When: September 16 – 18, 2016 Cost: Advance Tickets $25, at door $35. Tickets are sold in one-hour blocks for a total 30 minutes of viewing. To purchase tickets visit www.fivarstories.eventbrite.com Details: Unlike any festival of its kind, FIVARS (Festival of International Virtual and Augmented Reality Stories)… more