JEFF & JAMIE McMUNN (2019 Inductees)

Jeff and Jamie McMunn, veteran musicians of the Ottawa Valley with Stittsville roots, have been performing in the area for more than 25 years. They are the sons of the late Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Famer Ron "The Silver Fox" McMunn.

Jeff started playing with his Dad during high school and helped with the sound. Jamie played bass with Fox’s band when he was 13, and first sang on stage at the Almonte Fair when he was 15.

As teenagers, Jeff and Jamie were co-writers on "Reserve Me A Table", a tune that was to become their Dad’s signature song. They both performed often throughout the valley with their Dad until his passing in 2007. The boys continued the family tradition of country music and developed a loyal following as McMunn Music, performing at countless benefits, jamborees, shows and special productions. In 2014, they released a CD entitled "McMunn Is the Name" which contained a mix of McMunn original tunes, a couple of favourites of their Dad’s and several songs penned by other Valley legends. After their Dad's passing, the brothers co-hosted the Annual Ron McMunn Heart Jam in Carleton Place for a number of years and Jamie continues to host the Heart Jam, now called the Ron and Jeff McMunn Heart Jam, since Jeff’s untimely death in 2017.

To Jamie’s credit, he is still carrying on the "Family Tradition" of country music, joined frequently by his son, Brendan, playing shows in the Valley to enthusiastic audiences. Jamie is also on the organizing committee for The Goodwood Country Music Festival held every August long weekend at Beckwith Park outside of Carleton Place. This was a dream of his Dad’s, come to fruition.

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