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Don Johnson – Posthumous

Don grew up on the family farm on the south shore of Beaver Lake, just west of Tamworth. At an early age it was evident that Don was more inclined to mastering the violin rather than the daily chore of milking cows and farming. Don played the usual weddings and parties which ultimately led to…
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Glennie Brant – Posthumous

GLEN BRANT 1948-2016 Glen was born in Belleville and grew up on the Tyendinaga First Nations Reserve at Shannonville. From an early age. Glen was drawn to the guitar with a desire to become a professional guitarist. His father tried valiantly to dissuade him, advising him he needed to get a real job. This only…
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Don Cochrane – Entertainer – Living

Born: April 23, 1944 - Kingston, Ontario, CANADA 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 his own country band, "The Gamblers". In 1971 he became a member of the…
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Jimmy Kirkham – Entertainer – Living

"I was born at Clarendon Station in December of 1943, the youngest of seven children. Both my Mother and Father were musical. Mother played piano and lap guitar and Dad played fiddle and piano. At around three to four years of age, I started to learn piano by ear as there was no one around…
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Wayne Eves – Entertainer – Living

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 this led to him joining The Kingston District Old Time Fiddlers. Wayne played…
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Joe Saunders – Entertainer – Living

Joe began singing with his father at the age of six and started playing a Sears guitar at age eleven. He soon graduated to his father’s Gretsch guitar at thirteen and played it all through highschool. Joe wrote his first song by seventeen. He played in the Harmony Kings with Charlie King and also played…
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Don White – Entertainer – Living

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. He originally played drums with the MRB, but eventually moved to guitar and vocals. From 2003 to…
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Barry Calthorpe – Entertainer – Living

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. Ten years later, Barry heard Bob Goodberry playing and singing at a house party and that convinced Barry to switched to a spanish guitar.…
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Charlie King – Entertainer – Living

Charlie King is well known in the Napanee area 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.  The name was changed to Shylo after several…
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Peter Waite – Entertainer – Living

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 at the September jamboree in Marmora.  
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