Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Stompin' On: Adrienne Clarkson on Stompin' Tom's Legacy, Her Favourite Songs

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Stompin' On: Adrienne Clarkson on Stompin' Tom's Legacy, Her Favourite Songs

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Adrienne Clarkson on Stompin' Tom Connors

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Adrienne Clarkson considers herself one of Stompin' Tom Connors' biggest fans.

Ahead of her performance Tuesday at Stompin' Tom's 80th Birthday Celebration in Toronto, Canada's former governor general spoke with The Canadian Press about paying tribute to the Stompin' legend, as well as a few of her favourite tunes.

-- On how Stompin' Tom became one of Canada's musical icons: "He was totally authentic and I think that cuts across whether you like country music or classical.... His music is timeless and will always be something that people respond to."

-- On keeping her performance fresh after performing at last year's birthday bash: "The music is so good and the lyrics are so interesting. …

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