Jimmy is a Gwitch'en fiddler who lights up any instrument that comes his way. Uncle Jimmy had a real heyday in the 70s and 80s and now comes at music with pure joy and a desire to share his culture and country tunes with young and old. ----- The Hammerstones Band The Hammerstones backing band has had a few incarnations. They've stayed steady for the last 4 years since Indigenous Day held at the Danoja Zho Cultural Centre.
Peter Menzies loves to MC and tell stories up front with Jimmy. Peter, Jimmy, & guests trade off on vocals, fiddle and guitar.
Current Members Jimmy Roberts (Uncle Jimmy) - guitar, fiddle, vocals Peter Menzies - guitar, fiddle, vocals Zav Husroft - keys, fiddle, back up vocals Basia Barb Hinton - drums Jesse Cooke - guitar, bass, vocals
Previous Members Kristen Poenn - fiddle, vocals, keys RJ (Raymond Joseph) - lap pedal steel 'Frasquita' April Burns - fiddle, backing vocals Alex Halbom - stand-up or electric bass & vocals France Catherine - Fiddle
Guest Musicians & Collaborators Gerald Izertza Jimmy Johnny Kevin Barr Ryan McNally Sara Hamilton
North Klondike Music Society Dawson Youth Fiddlers Peter Menzies, the Youth Fiddle Club & the Klondike Fiddle Association work with Youth Fiddlers based out of Dawson City, and include Old Crow, Mayo, and other Yukon communities. Regular guest instructors and collaborators come up to Dawson City for workshops. Uncle Jimmy and the Hammerstones is a regular backing band for this Youth Fiddle club, and members play with and teach the youth so that they have the experience and performing live with a full band.
Community Square Dance New Years Eve at the TH Hall 9-midnight - starts after the fireworks Guest Jesse Cook January 31 2022
Tr'ondëk Hwëtch'in Community Square Dance November 2022 Guests Kevin Barr, Ryan McNally, Sara Hamilton
Elders Conference - Elders Dance Land of Plenty - R22 (Dempster Hwy) October 2022
Moosehide Gathering Moosehide Village August 2022
Tr'ondëk Hwëtch'in Youth/Elder Digital Storytelling Workshops at R22 (Dempster Hwy). Performance and recording for films. Feb 2022
Dawson City Music Festival The Palace Grand Fall 2021
Dawson City Music Fest Concert Series @ KIAC - Klondike Institute of Arts & Culture with Annie Avery & George McConkey March 11/12 2021
Riverside Arts Fest rolling stage Aug 2020
Community Tour to Mayo & Pelly Schools for workshops and community Feast-concerts with the youth fiddlers, families and instructors Feb 2020
Tr'ondëk Hwëtch'inAGM March 2020
DCMF Winter Bazaar Dec 2019
Diamond Tooth Gerties Winter 2019
CFYT Radio Show Winter 2019
AFN General Assembly Summer 2018
Indigenous Day Danoja Zho Cultural Centre Tr'ondëk Hwëtch'in Territory June 21 2018