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3 Area Musicians Nominated For Hall Induction, Blind River, 2001
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The Sault Star, March 17, 2001


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3 area musicians nominated for hall induction

By NORLYN PURYCH

Special to The Star

BLIND RIVER — The Northern Ontario Country Music Hall of Fame, which moved to Blind River's Timber Village Museum last year from Sault Ste. Marie, will see the first person from the vicinity of its new home inducted this spring.

The three candidates nominated for the induction are Earl Bell, Lucien Pilon, and Richard Sayers.

All three men are well known in the area because for decades they have been sharing their music-making skills at numerous local venues.

Bell and Pilon, Blind River residents, are both accomplished fiddlers and Bell regularly competes in fiddling competitions.

Pilon is not only a player, but is a self-taught violin maker as well.

Sayers, an Iron Bridge resident, is a multi-talented entertainer.

He sings as well as playing guitar and violin.

A decision as to which of the three musicians to honour this year will be made through a vote, which will be held between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. on May 24 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 25 at Country Style Donuts in Blind River.

Those wishing to cast a ballot will have to pay $2. In return, they will get a ballot, a coupon for coffee and a bumper sticker promoting the hall of fame's new Timber Village location.

Saturday March 17/01

Sault Star


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Norlyn Purych, Author
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This article concerns the induction of the first country musician from the Blind River area into the Northern Ontario Country Music Hall of Fame. Some information about Earl Bell, Lucien Pilon and Richard Sayers, the nominees and voting was included.
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March 17, 2001
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English
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 46.18336 Longitude: -82.95817
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3 Area Musicians Nominated For Hall Induction, Blind River, 2001


This article concerns the induction of the first country musician from the Blind River area into the Northern Ontario Country Music Hall of Fame. Some information about Earl Bell, Lucien Pilon and Richard Sayers, the nominees and voting was included.