Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Stompin' Tom Connors is Dead

With humor and a trademark East Coast drawl, Stompin' Tom Connors, like no other, mythologized Canadian life. He was born in New Brunswick and raised in Prince Edward Island; his first "hit" (as the Globe and Mail put it) was an ode to a PEI's most famous export:

Years later, he wrote a song about a couple from Newfoundland that dumped a truck load of shit in the middle of Toronto (something any good Atlantic Canadian dreams of doing):

There were so many more songs, over so many years; he covered everything from a night out in northern Ontario to KD Lang.

A farewell note from Stompin' Tom is on the homepage of his website.