Back by popular demand after a sold out performance in June 2019, this tribute to Canadian icon, the late Stompin’ Tom Connors, is second to none, paying homage to one of Canada’s most beloved folk heroes.
Headlining the show will be Island singer/actor Chad Matthews, who portrays Stompin’ Tom at a dinner theatre in Skinners Pond PEI at the Stompin’ Tom Centre and who has performed in Toronto with renowned tenor John McDermott and most recently contributed his acting skills to the feature film Still the Water shot on location on PEI and directed by Summerside’s own Susan Rodgers (to be released in 2020).
Joining Chad for this special night of Stompin’ Tom songs, stories and laughs, is his band comprised of well-known Island musicians including fiddle sensation/singer/songwriter/step dancer Keelin Wedge, along with guitar extraordinaire Daniel Drouin fresh off his Music PEI award win and recently chosen for the 2018 Canadian Songwriter’s Challenge. On drums will be seasoned singer Rodney Arsenault, whose 35+ years in the business have seen him on stage with the legendary Eddie Eastman, with Catherine MacLellan in her show “If It’s Alright With You” honouring her late father Gene MacLellan, and many others. Last but certainly not least, on bass guitar, another veteran of the local music scene, singer Wade Carragher.
Chad’s special guest, Kim Albert grew up on country music, making her first stage appearance at 5 years old, and she hasn’t slowed down since. An ECMA nominee, PEIMA nominee and CCMA showcase artist, Kim’s music has taken her across Canada and around the world, including showcases in the US, Dubai and the Virgin Islands. Here at home, she performs regularly with her band Kim Albert and Faces, and donates her time and talent to many telethons and charities, including Easter Seals, Christmas Daddies, Anderson House, Heart and Stroke Foundation, to name just a few, and local benefit concerts.
So much Prince Edward Island talent on the same stage for this memorable one night only event! Don’t miss out – get your tickets before they’re gone!