A dream come true: On tour with Canadian icon Stompin' Tom Connors Canada's legendary Man of The Land Summer 2009
Singin' about a truckful of potatoes in "Bud the Spud" Nobody packs 'em in like Stompin' Tom!
Opening both sets of the show and also backing up The Stomper
A group photo of the band in the Ottawa Valley
Peterbilt Pete Christian on lead guitar (AB) Tim Hadley on upright bass (ON)
Billy Macinnis on fiddle (PEI)
Al Widmeyer on Dobro, banjo guitar, steel (ON)
Dave Banks and Wes Witiuk audio and lighting (AB)
Tom Connors Jr. road manager (ON)
Brian Edwards Rocklands Entertainment tour manager and promotor (ON)
Mike Short (Nutsy) selling CD's and all the rest at the merch booth
The famous Stompin' board
Tune up the guitar and let's get goin'!
A great start to the tour: SOLD OUT in Belleville
The calm before the storm. The empty arena before the concert
Loading in the equipment and stage gear
Peterbilt and Billy as roadies?
In the dressing room with a plentiful supply of Moosehead beer always on hand
Waiting in the wings before going on stage
Opening the show in Canada's largest concert halls and arenas...
...and backing up the Canadian icon
Coast to coast songs
A hot cup of coffee...
Goodbye... and let's hit the road!
Lookin' at the world through a windshield
New Brunswick - world's longest covered bridge
Prince Edward Island
The Sudbury nickel
Rita MacNeil's Tea House
Big Joe Mufferaw
Across bridges: The Confederation bridge to P.E.I.
Over causeways: The Canso Causeway to Cape Breton Island
On Ferries: Wood Islands (PEI) to Caribou (NS)
...and Digby (NS) to Saint John (NB)
Stompin' Tom as Captain...can you believe they let this guy run the ferry?
Taking photos with some of his young fans
And even in the sky on a chartered plane to Newfoundland
An autograph for the pilot
Anybody have a deck of cards?
And one more Moosehead for Peterbilt
St. John's from above
Boot Stomper in an airplane
Landing in Newfoundland The most friendly folks you'll ever meet...
The little boats of Newfoundland
The hotel even had a stompin' board and beer on hand. What more could you ask for?
Just in time for the famous George Street Festival
The shows are great...but what goes on behind the scenes on the Stompin' Tom tour?
Feasting on some of the finest lobsters the East coast has to offer
Lester the Lobster
Sleeping... (fiddle players need to rest you know)
...Getting lost from time to time
Listening to stories as only Tom can tell them......
usually with a cigerette and a beer
Waiting around for soundcheck
telling jokes in the dressing room
Special Occasions: Canada Post presenting Stompin' Tom with his own official postage stamp. A great honour for Tom and to put it in his own words: "For those of you who don't like the look of my frontside...now you know what you can do with my backside!"
Special guests: a young fan having a stomp
Sitting down to sing a few slower songs
A genuine Vagabond rollin' through town: Tim's father Helmut Hus hitch-hiked and rode freight trains all the way from his home in Nelson, BC to attend the concert in Sault Ste. Marie, ON
But the absolutely most IMPORTANT thing on the Stompin' Tom tour is playing croquet on the grass behind the motel!