2019 Candidates – Living Entertainers


Instructions for Voters: Please read the bios for all 4 categories of Inductees: Entertainer- Living, Posthumous Entertainer/Songwriter/Promoter, Songwriters and Event Promoters/Administration. Pick 3 Candidates from the Entertainer - Living Category (one from each County) and 1 from the other Categories.  When you have made your selections, click on 'Vote'.

Frontenac County (One to be Elected)

Don Cochrane - Kingston

Don Cochrane first performed at high school dances and family gatherings. He later joined “The Fred Paquin Orchestra” and after meeting fellow songwriter Doug Ballard, formed the Murney Tower Singers, and eventually headed-up ...Read More

Jimmy Kirkham - Clarendon / Kingston

Jim is an accomplished country guitarist learning his trade with the greats of North Frontenac. Jim has performed extensively in his early years with several groups in the Central Frontenac and Leeds area. Jim now lives in Kingston. Read More

Wayne Eves - Battersea

Wayne became interested in playing music when he met his wife to be and her brother Barry Calthorpe, who entertained at house parties with their parents. In the early seventies Wayne purchased a bass guitar which he enjoyed playing very much and...Read More

Joe Saunders - Sydenham

Joe began singing with his father at the age of six, playing a Sears guitar by age eleven. He wrote his first song by seventeen. Joe played in the Harmony Kings with Charlie King and also played in the Land o’ Lakes Cruisers with Cathy Whalen. Read More

Don White - North Frontenac / Mississippi

Don was born in Almonte, Ontario, but currently lives in Bells Corners. Don played regularly with the Mississippi River Boys, a Lanark County country dance band, from 1958 when he was just fifteen, until they disbanded in 1988. Read More

Lennox & Addington County (One to be Elected)

Barry Calthorpe - Yarker

Born to a musical family, Barry’s father and uncle played for square dance parties. His father taught him how to play a song on the dobro at just five years old. Over the years he’s learned to play mandolin, fiddle, banjo, and bass. Read More

Charlie King - Napanee

Charlie King is well known for his musical talent, his deep bass singing voice and his company, King Sound. Piano, fiddle, lead guitar and bass guitar are his instruments of choice. He started his first country band, The Harmony Kings at age 16.  Read More

Hastings County (One to be Elected)

Darlene Brooks - Quinte West / Trenton

Classic country vocalist, with several CD’s to her credit. Has appeared at numerous jamborees, concerts and open mics with her high energy country renditions. She comes by her musical heritage naturally as she is the daughter of Albert St.Pierre. Read More.

Glenn Hubble - Marmora

Glenn, a mechanic by trade, has been playing around on the dobro for some seventy years. He has been in the music scene in and around Marmora and Havelock for many, many years. Influenced greatly by bluegrass and country artists such as Flatt and Scruggs... Read More

Sid Prescott - Foxboro

Sid grew up in Quebec always enjoying music. At fifteen years of age, Sid’s dad presented Sid with his first fiddle which he still plays today. At this point Sid began playing steel guitar, but Sid and his family moved to Nova Scotia where the fiddle ruled. Read More

Garnet Hart - Belleville

Garnet was born and raised on a farm near the village of Roslin and Plainfield area. Both his parents were musical, playing fiddle and piano; however, Garnet began playing guitar when he reached twelve. Since his young teenage years...Read More

Doug McCrory - Belleville

Doug began his career with the Country Rebels in the 1960's and formed his own group, the Hangmen in 1968. Doug and the Hangmen played extensively doing the tavern, barroom and honky-tonk scene in the East Central reaches of Ontario ...Read More

Peter Waite - Foxboro

Peter is a self-taught musician, playing since he was very young. He has performed at many open mic's, part of the lions band for many years performing the second Sunday over the winter months. He has also been one of the many performers who sang ...Read More