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|Rodger "Rodge" Coulombe|
Rodger has been playing music professionally since 1978. Although today he is renowned for his guitar playing, he actually started his career as a banjo player. He's played with a number of notable bands such as Ralph Carlson and Country Mile, George Brothers' Band, Rick Thompson and RamRod. These bands toured extensively across Canada.
decided to stop touring, he is still involved in a variety of musical
projects. His versatility and talent allows him to work part-time with a
number of local bands and he is still in demand for both live and session
work playing guitar, banjo and steel guitar.
Rodger was inducted into the Ottawa Valley Country Music
Hall of Fame in 2011.
Rodger was inducted into the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame in 2011.
|Dale "Duke" Ducharme|
Born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario, Dale has been playing professionally music since 1984. Dale's first gig was actually brought about by chance. Dale's father Dan was looking for a fill in bass player for his own group at the time, and thought that Dale might just fill the bill. He had been playing guitar since the tender age of 5, and started on bass at the age of 8. That first night was the beginning of a career! Over the last 30 years, Dale has had the opportunity to play with many Valley notables such as Hi & Dri Country (with his father Dan), George Essery, Neville Wells, Gary Fairburn and Donna Moon, Ralph Carlson, Rick Thompson, and Chris McCann to name a few. He has played bass behind many Country Music legends as well such as Charlie Walker, David Houston, Eddie Eastman, Gilles Godard and Gordie Tapp.
|"Mighty" Mike Hamelin|
Mike Hamelin has been playing music since he was
just a teen. Mike is a keen bass player who is also a lead vocalist
and harmony singer. He has been playing music in the Ottawa Valley for
over 30 years. In those years, he has had the pleasure of working with
valley entertainers such as John Henry and the Steel Driving Band, the
Ginette Porter Show, Ron McMunn and McMunn Music, the late Gary “Spike”
Spicer, the McCann Family, Rae Palmer, Dusty King Jr., Gary Fairburn,
the Gal Pals, The Boyd Gang, Neville Wells, just to name a few. He has
also performed with recording artists “Whispering” Bill Anderson, Bobby
Curtola and participated in a Nashville Show with Ron McMunn which
brought in two of Nashville’s own: John Graves Jr. and fiddle player
Kenny Baker. Mike has also paricipated in numerous fund raising events,
jamborees and various local fairs. He has also done session work not
only for his bass playing but also for his harmony singing. Mike is not
just limited to bass playing though this is his first love. He started
on drums, was on steel and rhythm guitar in a family band, tinkers on
the keyboard and has attempted fiddle. Mike was inducted into the Ottawa Valley Country Music
Hall of Fame in 2014.
Mike was inducted into the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame in 2014.