Portfolio Tag: Hall of Fame

Odey Snider / 2019 Hall of Fame

Odey Snider is a 2019 Inductee with a  Lifetime Achievement Award. Odey lives in Cloyne in Frontenac County. In Odey's early adulthood he played community events with a number of local youth. After Odey moved to the Oshawa, he formed Odey and the Sundowners, which included a local performer, and current Hall of Fame inductee,…
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John Foreman / 2019 Hall of Fame

John Foreman is a 2019 Inductee John was born and raised in the Grey Bruce Peninsula and moved to Bancroft in his early adulthood where he raised his family and developed a legendary career as an entertainer. He is considered as an entertainer extra-ordinaire because of his story telling, musical ability and artisan skills. A…
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Wayne Eves / 2019 Hall of Fame

Wayne Eves is Living Entertainer (Vocalist/Instrumentalist) 2019 Inductee from Battersea in Frontenac County. 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…
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Sid Prescott / 2019 Hall of Fame

Sid Prescott is Living Entertainer (Vocalist/Instrumentalist) 2019 Inductee from Foxboro in Hastings County. 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…
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Barry Calthorpe / 2019 Hall of Fame

Barry Calthorpe is Living Entertainer (Vocalist/Instrumentalist) 2019 Inductee from Yarker in Lennox & Addington County. 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…
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Ralph Taylor / 2018 Hall of Fame

Ralph “Curly” Taylor is a 2018 Songwriter Inductee. Curly as he is universally known was born and raised in the Madoc area. At an early age his father made Curly and his brother, Billy, homemade instruments. Brother Billy went on to become an accomplished fiddle player, idolizing the iconic Don Messer.  Curly opted for the…
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Ernie Smith / 2018 Hall of Fame

Ernie Smith is a 2018 Entertainer Living Inductee. Ernie was born in Rockport, but his family relocated to Kingston when he was young. He started drumming at an early age and is best known as a percussionist and vocalist. At age fifteen in 1958, Ernie started his musical performance career in a group known as…
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Walter Cameron / 2018 Hall of Fame

Walter Cameron is a 2018 Entertainer Living Inductee. Hailing from McDonalds Corners, Wally is a renowned vocalist and bass guitarist who performed extensively with the iconic Ron McMunn. Wally has shared his talents with the residents and guests of North Frontenac, Leeds and North Addington for a lifetime. Age 78.  
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Howard Northey / 2018 Hall of Fame

Howard Northey is a 2018 Lifetime Achievement Inductee. Howard was born in the village of Cloyne. He learned to play the harmonica and ukulele at a young age. He played and sang at his School‘s Christmas concerts at Cloyne School. Howard sang in the Anglican church Choir in Flinton for twenty years. He learned how…
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Dean Northey / 2018 Hall of Fame

Dean Northey is a 2018 Promoter Inductee. In 1975, Dean Northey from Kingston, Ontario attended a bluegrass festival in Charlotte, Michigan, USA where he met with Jim and Jesse and the Virginal Boys, a top bluegrass band and members of the Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, Tennessee. Dean was very impressed by their stage appearance, music…
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