Tragically Hip shops local

Drummer of renowned rock band stops in Cranbrook music store.

Tragically Hip drummer Johnny Fay (left) and Keon Chung of Just Music in Cranbrook.

Tragically Hip drummer Johnny Fay (left) and Keon Chung of Just Music in Cranbrook.

Take your cue from the Tragically Hip — shop local.

The members of the renowned Canadian rock band, who kicked off their nationwide tour in Saturday in Cranbrook, hit town a day or two earlier, it seems. One of them, drummer Johnny Fay checked out the local purveyors of fine musical instruments, getting some supplies for the coming tour.

“Johnny Fay came in to buy some heads, said hello,” said Keon Chung, one of the owners of Just Music on Baker Street and a drummer himself. “He was with his drum tech. He’s from Ontario, I’m (originally) from Ontario, so we chatted for a bit.”

Keon’s young son Jagur had a better story. He was setting up a drum kit on the store floor when Fay came in. The two talked drums for a bit, and jammed on the kit, before Keon came out to see what was going on.

Always nice for up and coming drummers to have a brush with rock prominence.