Duncan Fremlin’s new book My Good Times with Stompin’ Tom features over 35 stories, some crazy, others outrageous, but all true. They’re behind the scene antics from his 25-year friendship with Stompin’ Tom. There are road stories, studio stories and hangin’ out stories. Tyler Stewart from the Barenaked Ladies writes, “Fremlin’s jaw-dropping recollections will leave you laughing in awe and brimming with national pride…”
Duncan has played four decades plus with Whiskey Jack, performing their unique brand of Canadian country music coast to coast. In the 1980’s, they were featured weekly on CBC TV’s Tommy Hunter Show. Watching the Whiskey Jack segment (The Ol’ Back Porch) every Friday night, a retired Stompin’ Tom Connors would become an avid Whiskey Jack fan, enjoying the humour and the amazing musicianship, along with 2 million of his fellow Canadians. When Stompin’ Tom resumed his career after 13 years away, he called Whiskey Jack and invited them to join him in the studio to record his acclaimed album, “Dr. Stompin’ Tom… Eh?”. These two Canadian musical institutions would continue to perform and record often together until Tom’s death in 2014. Those years with Stompin’ Tom were the seeds that blossomed into the show they tour with today, Stories & Songs of Stompin’ Tom.