September 29, 2015

MIchael Burgess (1945-2015)

Michael Burgess

I am saddened at the news of Michael’s passing. He was a beautiful man, a loyal friend and an incredible talent. I will miss his presence.

June 10, 2015

Great kids for a great cause

John, veterans and the kids from Heydon Park Secondary.

John and the kids from Heydon Park Secondary.

John was on hand on behalf of McDermott House Canada to receive a donation from students, teachers and veterans at Heydon Park Secondary School who helped raise $500 for McDermott House Canada.

Thank you so much for your support of our girls and their donation to your organization. Our girls really enjoyed the visit to Sunnybrook and they are all excited about doing some more fund raising in the next school year. You have inspired them.

Pictured above are Vice Principal MaryAnne Regan, Mac Joyner, Jaclyn G, John McDermott, Elah G-R, Sarah P, Jack Ford, and Kathryn Grimbly. Their principal’s name is Donna Drummond.

May 14, 2015

A Message for Spring!


Well what a year this is shaping up to be – one of the busiest in the last 10 years and 2016 is shaping up to be even busier. We have a lot on the go in the touring and recording areas with a major tour in the works for April/May 2016. This will be a Canadian coast-to-coast, beginning in western Canada. We are in the process of routing the cities and towns we plan to visit and hope to post them in early September.

The Book

At the present time I am in the process of completing “the book” – a look back at my life and family, where we came from and where we are today. There are many stories and each of them an intimate part of this ribbon of life. I expect to be looking at a rough draft of the book in the early fall and hope to complete it in time for Christmas. It has been a wonderful journey revisiting the faces and places that have been so much a part of my life’s path. We have collected stories from my friends and family and from supporters and fans all over the world, and we will be sharing many of them with you. If you still have a John McDermott story and want to share it with us please send it in… we may even post it in the upcoming letter of the month section.

New Recording

Our recording efforts are in top gear and I have a new recording in the works with my good friend Eric Robertson. The new release for September of this year will be called “Raised on Songs and Stories“, a collection of songs with a remarkable history attached – some very old and some more contemporary – each song a story to tell and a memory for the ages. Working with Eric is always a joy and his arrangements are beautiful.

From There to Here

I have almost completed the DVD box set “From There to Here“ and it should be available in the fall in a limited edition. Each set will include 4 DVD’s that will trace my career from its very beginning in 1992 with footage from the very earliest performances, a documentary on me and my family entitled “Love is A Voyage“ and the launch of my career, an extensive behind the scenes look at the making of “A Time to Remember“ and a DVD of the concert itself, interviews with all of those who have played a role in my journey “from there to here” – all never seen before. I was amazed at the amount of footage we had from my very beginnings, footage from The Congressional Medal of Honor Society Patriot Award in October 2001 through my world tour with Nana Mouskouri and our final show at Herodes Atticus. The interviews are truly enlightening with so many beautiful memories captured and I am so looking forward to sharing them with all of you.

More information to follow…looking forward to hearing your stories.


May 13, 2015

Me and the Kid


Me and NHL great Sidney Crosby.

April 21, 2015

A Family Christmas Concert, Chicago 2015

A Family Christmas Concert with John McDermott and Friends
Holy Family Church
1080 West Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL
December 10th, 2015 – 7:30pm

Sponsored by  BMO

For tickets contact:
Angela Gerontakis or call 773.435.8374

For more info contact
Kylie Weller or call 312.265.0920 or
Angela Gerontakis or call 773.435.8374



A Safe Haven Foundation is a 501(c)3 not for profit, social enterprise that partners with public/private entities to help people aspire, transform and sustain their lives as they transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency with pride and purpose.  A Safe Haven provides the tools for each individual to overcome the root causes of homelessness through a holistic, scalable mode. A Safe Haven’s visible social and economic impact unites families, stabilizes neighborhoods, and creates vibrant, viable communities.

The 100 Club of Chicago is a non-profit organization that provides for the surviving spouses and children of law enforcement officers, firefighters and paramedics who lose their lives in the line of duty.  This includes all federal, state, county and local sworn personnel stationed in Cook County. Thousands of brave men and women risk their lives daily so that we can be safe and secure in our homes, workplaces and communities.  While money can never replace the loss of a loved one, funds can be extremely helpful in easing the financial burden associated with the tragic event. Beyond financial assistance, the 100 Club’s network of members and friends care deeply about the families’ sacrifices and offer many forms of appreciation and support.


thanks to

President’s Choice Financial® and PC® Insurance are proud to support John McDermott’s Canadian Tour.

For the past 16 years, PC Financial® and PC® Insurance have been committed to supporting the communities we serve and continues to welcome opportunities to collaborate with organizations and initiatives that enrich the lives of Canadians.

please support

McDermott House Canada is a registered charity dedicated to serving those that serve.

Our first project is in support of Veterans, First Responders and Community Patients as they enter the final stages of a terminal illness. In October of 2014, Sunnybrook Hospital Foundation in Toronto received $1.2 Million dollars from MHC to be used to rebuild and renovate the Palliative care unit at K-Wing.

If you would like to make a donation in support of McDermott House Canada, or to make an inquiry about hosting an event in support of our cause, please visit or contact Stephanie Wilsack, Executive Director of MHC at 416 236 9000 ext. 1

on tour

  • November 6th 2015
    Alexandria, ON

    St. Finnans Church (hosted by The Friends of the Ruins St. Raphaels Inc.)

    John McDermott TRIO

    For tickets call 613-525-5566 or 613-347-2293
    For more info visit
  • November 7th 2015
    Wiliamsburg, ON

    John McDermott Remembrance 

    A Veterans Tribute

    Christian Reformed Church
    12436 County Road 18
    Williamsburg ,Ontario. ( South Dundas )

    7:30 P.M.

    1 613 447 8167
    1 613 774 2407
  • November 8th 2015
    Oshawa, ON

    John McDermott Trio

    Box Office: 905-721-3399, Ext. 2
  • November 11th 2015
    Toronto, ON
    Join John McDermott in a Musical Tribute to Our Veterans! 

    7:30 p.m.

    With special guests Gordon Pinsent, Ashley MacIsaac, Louise Pitre, the Hedgerow Singers, the 7th Toronto Regiment Band and the Canadian Childrens Opera Company - at beautiful Koerner Hall

    In Support of The Toronto Artillery Foundation and the Canadian Childrens Opera Company.

    Proudly sponsored by 
    BMO financial group

    Click for more info or call 416-408-0208
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