Lloyd "Big Boots" Langille was born in Oakland, N. S.in 1930. He received his first guitar, a $7.50 beauty, and a Hank Snow songbook for Christmas in 1939. In the 40's and 50's Boots accompanied various well-known musicians at local dances. In the spring of 1949, Boots started playing with Fiddlin' Jim Hamm on a daily noon-hour program on CKBW radio. He continued to play all over the South Shore at weddings, garden parties, dances, house parties and birthday parties gaining experience and recognition. Boots later formed a band called "Musical Boots" and band members included his wife, Doreen, and son Terry. Boots is a lifetime member of the South Shore Bluegrass Music Association. His involvement with the Association led to the formation of the band, "Boots and the Boys' playing for benefits and at various festivals. At the time of the G7 Conference in Halifax, Boots and Jim Hamm entertained the wives of the delegates at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic in Lunenburg. He belongs to the Lunenburg County Fiddlers Club, some-times playing the fiddle, but mostly guitar.
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