Friday, March 8, 2013
Stompin' Tom Connors: In Concert (2005)
It's often said that every red-blooded Canadian loved singin' storyteller, Stompin' Tom Connors but it's fair to say that his Canada-centric, unNashvilled country style could be an acquired taste. I once played two Stompin' Tom songs in row for a grade nine geography class and one student looked up at me, imploringly, and asked, "Have we been bad?". But once you see how the intensity of the man's commitment to the stories of his land and that bare-bones country sound rivals even that of Johnny Cash, you too can love him and mourn his passing.