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Ellis Wolfreys – Event Promoter/Administration

I was born in York County (Richmond Hill) December 4, 1940, and I am the youngest of eight boys. Raised on Amherst Island, some of my brothers and I would listen to WWVA in Wheeling West Virginia on my Dad's battery radio. Guess that's when I got hooked on Country Music. At fifteen years old,…
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Leo Provost – Event Promoter/Administration

Country music has played a big part in Leo's life. Leo and his wife Pat have played and sang as a duo for many years. A couple of decades ago, Leo, his fellow members of the Marmora Crowe Valley Lions Club and Buck Warren came together to form the Marmora Country Jamboree. After a few…
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Roy & Joan Shepherd – Event Promoter/Administration

Joan and Roy Shepherd are best known for their involvement in jams throughout south-eastern Ontario. Wherever they were there was sure to be music and some sort of open mic jam going on. They’ve been at the heart of Amherst Island Radio, on the Ellis Wolfrey Show, The Parham Hall Trillium Foundation, the Sunbury Jam,…
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Fred Brown – Event Promoter/Administration

A multi-instrumentalist, Fred Brown has been part of the music scene in the tri-county area for more than fifty years. Fred is perhaps best known for his fiddle playing; however, he also plays guitar and mandolin. Fred has been a key organizer in many of the jamborees and shows over the years from Enterprise, Centreville,…
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Bob McQuaid – Songwriter

Bob was born and raised near Port Hope Ontario and started playing rhythm guitar at local dances with his Grandfather Bill Gray at age 14. While working at a variety of jobs he also was part of local live radio shows with Garry "Gizz” Watt and lifelong friend Stu Peters. Bob spent ten years on…
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Dave Dawson – Songwriter

Dave was born in 1933 on a farm near Huntington, Quebec, and grew up on another farm on the Vermont border near the town of Sutton, in Quebec’s eastern Townships. David is a retired “telephone man” now living near Sharbot Lake, Ontario in a renovated “One Room” schoolhouse on the old “Bell Line” road. As…
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Floyd Woodcock – Posthumous

Floyd was born at White Lake, a few miles south of Madoc. In his early years young Floyd would be found with his beloved fiddle at local parties every weekend. It was at one of these parties that he met Alma Wood, his wife to be and life's partner. Floyd and his brother joined the…
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Boyd (Buck) Warren – Posthumous

Boyd started playing guitar at fourteen years of age. He played in many country and bluegrass bands including his own bands. Some of the bands he was a member of were ; Country Roads, Harold Davidson, Brimstone, Gerry Seaboyer Band,  Gord Wright and The Boys Down the Road and finally, The Country Travellers. Boyd was…
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