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BYOP: Bring Your Own Plywood

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The Stompin' Tom Connors Project!

Cover art for the Bring Your Own Plywood CDA legend in his own lifetime. A songwriter of extraordinary importance. A man who roved all over this land with only a guitar and a piece of plywood for company. In some inexplicable way, he is the glue which holds this enormous, diverse, brash young nation together.

Now, those brave souls who dwell in the eastern shadow of the continent-shaping Rocky Mountains will gather together in tribute to this musical pioneer. Old and young, known and yet-to-be-discovered, they will celebrate as only those who were born and bred to conquer the prairies can...

Ah, hell. It's Calgary bands covering Stompin' Tom songs. Get it?

BYOP: Bring Your Own Plywood is now available in finer record stores in Calgary, and will soon be available across the country. BYOP is a co-production of SBR and the Catch and Release Recording Collective, one of Calgary's many fine independent record companies. Our first release party was held on December 6, 2003 at the Night Gallery Cabaret – turnout was excellent, and everyone was very enthused.

You can purchase this CD online through Saved By Radio or from Catch and Release.

The Lineup

BYOP Press!

The buzz is starting, my friends... Check out what the media have been saying about Bring Your Own Plywood.

Silas Grenis's review in SEE Magazine, week of January 15, 2004

Sarah Liss's review in NOW, week of December 18, 2003

Derek McEwen's Calgary Buzz column on, December 15, 2003

Dave Johnson's review in Vue Weekly (scroll to bottom of the page), week of December 11, 2003

Heath McCoy's preview/review in the Calgary Herald, December 6, 2003

Mike Bell's preview/review in the Calgary Sun, December 5, 2003


BYOP was #1 on the CJSW Top 30 chart for the weeks of January 5 and 12, 2004, #1 on the CJSR Top 30 chart in Edmonton for the weeks ending January 30 and February 6, 2004, and was in the Canadian campus/community radio Top 50 chart for five consecutive weeks in January and February 2004 (reaching as high as #15), as reported by Chart Magazine/ It's also charted at individual campus stations across the country, including:

(Support your local campus/community radio station, no matter where you are!)

We've also charted on CKUA's Top 30 charts for the second half of January and the first half of February 2004, and received national airplay on CBC Radio One's Richardson's Roundup.

Links and Credits


Our fantastic artwork was created by the inimitable Mr. Tom Bagley (sometimes known as TOMB) whose image for the front cover of the CD perfectly captures the spirit and passion of this project. If you're really liking this BYOP thing, why not get yourself some artwork to go along with it?

We have a limited number of prints of the back cover image (shown above), as done by well-known Calgary artist Tom Bagley, for the low price of $30 (plus $1.50 shipping and handling). If you're interested in picking up one of these prints, e-mail us and we'll fill you in on all the relevant ordering details.

Related Sites

The Official Stompin' Tom Home Page

Marlon's Lego Page features another homage to our favourite singer/songwriter/stomper

You can purchase the CDs online from Saved By Radio
or contact our distributor, Outside Music.

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