Wilson Moore

Inducted in 2019

A busy man and a master at what he does, Wilson Moore has been attending and promoting bluegrass shows, festivals and concerts throughout North America, including the Maritimes, for over fifty years.

Born in Shinimicas, Nova Scotia, Wilson is known for educating his audiences in the background and history of its performers.  With his “common-man” approach, he has introduced band members to some of the most renowned and popular bluegrass audiences and gatherings and always leaves the crowd with a better understanding of bluegrass.

Through his radio program and notoriety in the bluegrass community, Wilson keeps his audiences well informed of upcoming events which in turn increases attendances and ticket sales at such events and in this way supports the many communities and musicians involved in those events.

Wilson was instrumental leading up to and in the formation of the 1st Annual Nova Scotia Bluegrass & Oldtime Music Festival in 1972 and has attended and/or volunteered at all forty-seven festivals since its formation.  He is also a founding member and Past President of the Downeast Bluegrass and Old Time Music Society and he is a Director at Large for the Bluegrass Association of Canada.

Wilson has been recognized five times as Broadcaster of the Year by the Downeast Bluegrass and Old Time Music Society and was made a life member of the Society in 1987.  He holds the accreditation of “Master” of the Eastern Canada Bluegrass Music Awards in the category for radio/TV DJ and has received eight special certificates for service in that category.

In 1977, Wilson started a weekly radio program called “The Bluegrass Jamboree” which aired on CKDH in Amherst and ran for twelve years.  Then in 1989 he started a weekly one hour program on CHMA radio station in Sackville, New Brunswick which continues today and in 2011 he also started a weekly bluegrass broadcast on CFTA 107.9 which continues to air in Sackville and Amherst.  In all, he has been hosting radio broadcasts for over 40 years and has aired in excess of 1400 Bluegrass Jam Shows,  all of which are strictly volunteer.  His shows are also now being streamed on the internet around the world.

Included among his many accomplishments as a long time professional radio broadcasting and voting member of the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA), Wilson has attended many annual IBMA conventions in Kentucky and North Carolina.

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