Identifiably Canadian

STOMPIN' TOM ARTICLE, July 2006

Here's an excerpt from an article that ran in some of the major newspapers: Edmonton Sun, Edmonton Journal, Calgary Sun, Calgary Herald, Regina Leader Post, Winnipeg Free Press, etc.

Folks, it looks like Stompin' Tom is climbing on board the "Hus Bus":

While mainstream, commercial airplay has eluded him, Stompin' Tom Connors has nonetheless endured as one of Canada's greatest iconoclasts. Musically, his influence is most profoundly seen in a current crop of Alberta singer-songwriters unashamed to write about where they're from, most notably Tim Hus and Corb Lund.

"I've been noticing that, I think it's healthy for Alberta, and healthy for the country," Connors said. "I've been saying that for so many years. I think it would be a great trend to have the songwriters of this country writing about this country. It gives our kids a chance to wake up in the morning and whistle a Canadian song, with words going through their head about their own native land and the things that they know. The Americans have been doing it for years. I think these guys like Hus and Lund are catchin' on to the trick, and I think it's a great sign."

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