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2009 Inductees
 

Dale VergeDale Verge

Robie Dale Verge was born in Port Mouton, Queens County, NS in 1940. Dale loves country music and began singing at 6 years of age harmonizing with his brother Eldon and sister Sylvia.

Dale has a phenomenal ability to remember lyrics to hundreds of songs - traditional country, country classics, bluegrass, gospel or country rock. He keeps alive for the younger generation those country songs that would have long been forgotten. During his over 60-year association with country music, Dale has shared the stage with a variety of well-known country artists including Kitty Wells, Anne Murray and Carroll Baker. He has performed at community halls, Stat Halls, theatres and outdoor venues in Canada and Europe as well as at numerous fundraising events all over Nova Scotia including yearly at the Hank Snow Tribute since its inception.

Performing in award-winning country outfits, Dale has been in many bands not only in Canada, but also in Europe during his military career there, and has appeared on radio and TV. He plays guitar, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, bass and has recorded several CD’s. He is also a songwriter.

Dale epitomizes the country music ethos by bringing down-home and family-based musical renditions to his audience and evokes memories of the ‘kitchen music’ many of us grew up hearing. Dale has been a bonafide ambassador of country music and a lifetime performer of that genre in Nova Scotia.

Dale’s children inherited their father’s musical ability and his wife Sue performs with him in his band ‘Doin Country’. When not performing and travelling throughout Nova Scotia, Dale and Sue reside in Port Mouton, NS.


Floyd SpicerFloyd Spicer

Floyd Spicer began his musical career at the age of 12 when he purchased a Harmony Acoustic Guitar from T. Eaton Co. and joined his brother Gary’s band. Performing at many jamborees, he was introduced to the steel guitar by NSCMHF Inductee Len MacDonald and thus began his lifelong love and mastery of the steel guitar.

Shot Jackson, Nashville Steel Guitarist and manufacturer of ‘Sho-Bud’ Steel Guitars was impressed with Floyd’s playing when he heard him during a tour in Ontario. Shot helped Floyd obtain a new Professional Sho-Bud Steel Guitar which he played for over 22 years before purchasing a new steel guitar.

Performing with bands in Nova Scotia and on tour across North America and Australia, Floyd honed his talents as a popular steel guitar, guitar player and singer. He has been privileged to appear on stage with and provide back up for many top-name recording artists including: Wilf Carter, Don Gibson, Ronnie Prophet, Graham & Eleanor Townsend, Mac Wiseman, k.d. Lang, and the Forrester Sisters. Floyd has played with The Stringbusters, George Brothers & Ole Blue, Johnny Gold and the Golddiggers, Jo-Ann and Easy Country, Keith Delong & Silverdollar, Country Generations, and the Nine Mile River house band - Country Folk.

Floyd participated in the Canadian Country Music Association award shows held in Halifax in 1982 as Assistant Producer and Stage Director, and in Moncton in 1984 as assistant to the Producer.

During his musical career, which spans over 50 years, Floyd has recorded on several artists’ albums and CD’s and continues to record and perform on a regular basis.

Floyd also performs with his wife Jo-Ann at various shows throughout Nova Scotia. They make their home in Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia.

 


 

 
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