On June 30, Anthem Legacy and ole Label Group celebrates half a century of Stompin’ Tom Connors’ by releasing a self-titled, special edition 50th anniversary CD. With an introduction by Hockey Hall of Famer Ken Dryden and in association with Canada 150 this release includes all of Stompin’ Tom’s classics and features four new covers by notable Canadian country artists The Cuddy/Polley Family Band, Corb Lund, George Canyon, and Whiskey Jack.
Anthem A&R Andy Curren comments: “”We’re extremely excited and proud at ole to release this Stompin’ Tom Connors collector’s set. We’ve managed to assemble a collector’s edition that will satisfy the most loyal fan but also to excite a new generation of fans as these great songs really transcend generations and speak to all Canadians”.
Performing at Peterborough’s King George Tavern on July 1, 1967 was the first time Tom Connors was introduced as “Stompin’ Tom Connors”. Since then, he has become one of Canada’s most iconic, prolific, and treasured musicians. To honour his musical legacy, Skinners Pond, PEI, Connors’ hometown, hosts an official grand opening of the newly built Stompin’ Tom Centre on Canada Day. Home to a Stompin’ Tom installation, the venue also features a 120-seat performance space, snack bar, outside deck, and gift shop with newly-designed Stompin’ Tom merchandise. During the grand opening, the Centre also plans on hosting the first annual Stompin’ Tom Fest on July 1 and 2 that features live performances by Dave Gunning, JP Cormier, Gordie Mackeeman and the Rhythm Boys, Mike Plume and Minglewood, plus more artists to be confirmed in the next couple weeks.
Stompin’ Tom Connors Album Track List
1. Sudbury Saturday Night (Live at The Horseshoe)
2. The Hockey Song
3. Bud the Spud
5. The Ketchup Song
6. The Moon-Man Newfie
7. Luke’s Guitar
8. Big Joe Mufferaw
9. The Bug Song
10. A Real Canadian Girl
11. To It and At It
12. Lady, K.D. Lang
13. Margo’s Cargo
14. My Stompin’ Grounds
15. Corb Lund – The Consumer
16. The Cuddy / Polley Family Band – Don Valley Jail
17. Whiskey Jack – Algoma Central #69
18. George Canyon – The Hockey Song
You can listen to the album here.