Stompin’ Tom Connors: The Myth and The Man

“This is a page turner. Charlie has stripped away the layers of myth to set the record straight.” – Bob Mersereau, Music Journalist and author of The Top 100 Canadian Albums and The Top 100 Canadian Singles

Stompin’ Tom Connors is a legend. There are very few Canadians who don’t know the foot stompin’ patriot in the cowboy hat who sang almost exclusively of the country he loved and called home. But there is much more to Tom Connors than “Bud the Spud” and “The Hockey Song.” This biography paints the picture of an intelligent, stubborn, creative, cantankerous and thoughtful man who created a character that would be embraced by Canadians from coast to coast. This is the story of the man behind “Stompin’ Tom.”

“Charlie digs deeper than anyone to date into the life of the man who was Stompin’ Tom. Reading it brought some quality memories and a few tears.” – Dave Gunning, Singer-Songwriter and former Stompin’ Tom band member

“Charlie Rhindress takes his reader on a Canadian coast to coast journey as we travel with this drifter man, Stompin’ Tom Connors. Give this book a read.  It is informative, engaging and thoroughly researched.” – The Miramichi Reader. Read the full review here.

Here is an interview I did about the book with CBC’s Mainstreet NS.


Online: Chapters, Amazon or Formac.  Formac also has an EPUB edition while the Kindle edition of the book is available from Amazon.

Also available at independent bookstores and most Chapters, Indigo and Coles stores.

For a signed copy please email me at charlierhindress[at]hotmail[dot]com I will ship the hardcover edition of the book anywhere in Canada for $40.