CORNWALL, Ontario – The John McDermott Trio is returning to Cornwall on Friday, Oct. 26 at Aultsville Theatre as a part of his 25th anniversary tour.
John McDermott got his start in the music industry after recording an album for his parent’s wedding anniversary. That album got into the hands of EMI, it caught fire and as they say, the rest is history.
McDermott says that he has many treasured memories of the past 25 years, including playing with acts like The Chieftains, which was the first band that he opened for, and the Irish Tenors.
McDermott explained that his crew around him have helped keep things fresh after all these years, he especially points to his keyboardist Mike and his Music Director Jason Fowler.
He said that he has really enjoyed returning to towns that he has played in many times over the years.
“We’ve been going back to the places we’ve been over the past 25 years,” he said. “It is great to go back to a place where they know you.”
His show is a mix of new and old.
“We’ve just finished two new recordings and there is some really good new stuff,” said McDermott. “But I know I’m not going to be able to walk out of the hall without doing Danny Bhoy or Voyages.”
McDermott said he has fond memories of Cornwall.
“Cornwall stands out because Aultsville is a nice hall it is the hometown of Terry McRae, my promoter,” he said. “Bring the kids out with you. It’ll be a great show.”