The Country Jamboree
With: Wade Foster, Sam Stone, Jeff Callery, Shawn McCullough, Mark Lemieux and Brendan McMunn
The Country Jamboree has become one of the must haves at the Stewart Park Festival. Wade Foster leads an all star group of seasoned country music veterans in a session sure to please lovers of Country and music lovers in general.
Wade Foster, native of Perth, Ontario, has been playing music for as long as he can remember. From his roots in Celtic and Traditional music, this multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, composer and producer continues to evolve his style. His eclectic taste in music spans multiple genres, and his improvising skills incorporate this into inspired performances, of which no two are alike. This pure love of music has led him to performing with numerous artists in theaters, on live TV, at fairs and festivals across Canada, and most notably multiple performances at Ottawa Bluesfest and the National Arts Centre.
Sam Stone is a singer-songwriter from Ottawa, ON who showcases her soulful, powerhouse vocals and seasoned stage presence during any performance opportunity. Her vocals are in high demand in the Ottawa and surrounding area performing acoustically, with a full band, or in studio as a session vocalist. Sam is currently getting ready to debut her new, original project in March 2023 inspired by country lyrics and soulful melodies and received a nomination for Jazz/Blues Musician of the year with the 2023 Ottawa Awards.
I’ve been playing and writing music for a long time. I love it. It’s who I am.
Over the past 20 years, Rocky has appeared at many of the top clubs and festivals in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec either as resident bass player, freelancing, or doing sound. You may have seen him with Urban, Rory Gardiner, Bacon Tree, The Andi G. Band, Full Moon Fever, The Tailgators, or Uncensored.
Mark has honed his skills with many miles spent on the road travelling with names like Clayton Bellamy and Johnny Reid. He has opened for headliners like Brad Paisley, Dwight Yoakam, Terri Clark, and many, many more. He also stays busy as a freelance and session player.