TORONTO, ON – Anthem Legacy, an imprint of ole label group, continues the rich musical legacy of Stompin’ Tom Connors with the release of Unreleased Songs From The Vault Collection Volume 3 on December 7, 2018. The Canadian musical icon passed with 120 recordings in what he referred to as “The Vault”, in order to safeguard against the possibility that he should at some point find himself unable to continue in the studio. 14 new tracks from this collection will be available featuring special guest artists: JUNO Award-winners The Sheepdogs, CCMA Award-winners The Washboard Union, JUNO Award-winning fiddle virtuosos Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, JUNO Award-winners The Good Lovelies, JUNO Award nominee Royal Wood and Human Kabab.
“These songs are a collection that Tom recorded in 2011-2012 before his passing, and are some of his favourite songs he performed by request before he was known as Stompin’ Tom,” said Tom Connors Jr. “Tom wanted to make sure that many of the old country songs he grew up listening to are not to be forgotten. He put these songs in “The Vault” in hopes that others can enjoy or even record them for themselves one day, to help keep traditional Country music alive and well for generations to come.”
The songs included in the Stompin’ Tom – Unreleased Songs From The Vault Collection Volume 3 are written by some of Tom’s favourite singer-songwriters that inspired him over the course of his life and career. Classics including: Hank Williams’ “So Lonesome I Could Cry” feat. The Washboard Union, Russ Morgan’s “Cruising Down The River” feat. The Good Lovelies and Don Gibson’s “Oh, Lonesome Me” feat. Royal Wood, are covered by Stompin’ Tom with his signature vocal style and guitar.
With his homespun and fiercely patriotic brand of music, Stompin’ Tom’s legacy includes Canadian country hits: “Bud the Spud”, “Luke’s Guitar”, “Sudbury Saturday Night”, “Big Joe Mufferaw”, “Ketchup Song” and Canadian anthem “The Hockey Song”. Stompin’ Tom’s accolades include JUNO Awards for Best Male Country Singer (1971 – 75) and Country Album of the Year (1978), the East Coast Music Awards Lifetime Achievement Award, SOCAN National Achievement Award (1999), SOCAN Lifetime Achievement Award (2009), the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award (2000), Toronto Musicians’ Union Lifetime Achievement Award (2011), was recently inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame (2017) and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2018 for “The Hockey Song”.
1. So Lonesome I Could Cry (feat. The Washboard Union)
2. Hang The Key On The Bunkhouse Door (feat. The Sheepdogs)
3. Blueberry Hill
4. When Mexican Joey Meets Jole Blon
5. Cruisin’ Down The River (feat. The Good Lovelies)
6. Blue Moon Of Kentuky
7. Bummin’ Around
8. Oh, Lonesome Me (feat. Royal Wood)
9. Skinner’s Pond Jig (feat. Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy)
10. El Paso
11. Mississippi River Blues
12. Truck Drivin’ Man (feat. Human Kabab)
13. My Nova Scotia Home
14. Y’All Come
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ole label group is the innovative record label division of ole, the world’s fastest-growing rights management company. The division includes: anthem, the label home of Rush, Big Wreck, Ian Thornley, Steven Page, and The Tea Party; anthem LEGACY which houses legendary catalogues by such artists as Stompin’ Tom Connors, Max Webster, Lighthouse and Ian Thomas, and red dot, which has developed, released or up-streamed artists including: Haley Reinhart, George Canyon, Austin Jenckes, Josh Dorr, Sam Grow, Maddison Krebs and Jordan Davis.