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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 24, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE C Banjo player Maurice Bolyer regular ivith Tommy Hunter f) j One of the v.-orld's best banjo plavers is a Canadian Mau- rice Bolyer of CBC-TV's The Tommy Hunter Show, seen to coast each Friday at 9 p.m. Bolyer ivill be seen Dec. 1 when he played with the Tommy Hunter Show at the Kinmount Fair over the Labor Day weekend. How did Maurice get to be so good? It wasn't just talent alor.3. It v.-as many years of working night after night at dance halls for practically nc'Jiing except free liquor, which he doesn't drink, and a little money. Barely enough mer.ey to keep him and his wife going. Bet let's at the begin- nirg. Maurice Eeaulieu (Bolyer is his professional name) was bom in Edmunston, Is'.B., De- cember 1, 3920. His first lan- guage was French since his people were AcacUans. and he still carries a noticeable accent even today. He learned to speak English after he met his wife, the former Eveline Davis In Toronto in 1917. Why wail? A.M.A. Travel Ser- vice could gel airline faster, al no extra charge! See A.M.A. World Travel far NEW LOW FARES ACROSS CANADA A.M.A. WORLD TRAVEL 60S Sth Ave.S. All inquires welcome Phone 328-1181 or 328-7921 At the age of three, Maurice i began to play the family pi' ano. He says that "a few years later, I would try to play with woollen mitts on, and also cov- ering the keyboard with sheet. The reason I would do that is because I would receive dimes and quarters from some uncles ol mine, or some pass- ing salesman." By the time he was 18, Mau- rice was playing the piano, vio- I lin, guitar, bass, accordian mandolin, harmonica and play ed in a small -western band '-The fellows wanted someone to play the banjo in the bant and they wanted me to learn it I said 'why me? I don't like the banjo.' But they insisted i saying that since I could play everything else, I was a nat ural for the banjo. Maybe the; were says Maurice wit] a grin. j In 1942, Maurice played regu larly in a group with Hank I Snow over radio station CKCW That was the time Maurice di( his first multiple recording, technique used by Les Pau some 10 years later. While in Moncton, Maurice's group needed a female singer Marg Osbume won the job. She I later went on to star with the Located in LETH3RIDGE at 1221 2nd Ave. South Phone 327-3777 BOX SECTIONAL SWITCH WITH CLAMP SPECIAL, EACH OCTAGON OUTLET BOX SPECIAL, EACH STANDARD DUPLEX RECEPTACLE SPEC'Al, EACH QUIET A.C. TOGGLE SWITCH SPECIAL, EACH KEYLESS PLASTIC LAMP HOLDER SPECIAL, EACH WEATHERPROOF LAMP HOLDER SPECIAL, EACH RUBBER CAP SPECIAL, EACH HEAVY DUTY U-GROUND SPECIAL, EACH 33" 33" 44" 57" 1.33 Don Messer Shaw on radio and tele vir ion. During a sliort visit to To- ronto, Aljiurice mat Eveline Da- vis, up en vacation at Christ- mas time from her native Day- tona Beach, Florida. "We fell in love. Eveline changed my whole life, my music cai-eer, my finances and even got me on the Arthur Godfrey Show nd the Lawrence Wclk Show." "We moved to Montreal, and 'inally, Hamilton, where Gordie Tapp the host of TI radio show called Main Street Jam- boree. TrsL's where Gordie and me became good friends and nave boon ever since. GorcVe and I mcved to Tcronto alter ihat for CBC television's series 'ountry Hoedown and Eveline and me never hud to fear going hungry From Coun try Hoedovoi I went with Tommy Hunter and have worked with Tommy ever since. It's funny, but I cnn remember when Tom was a thin stringbean of a kid, 17 years old, who hitchhiked to Hamilton in the winter without any overcoat, carrying his gui- Lar without any case. He couldn't aKord a case. "Anyway, Eveline and I had a family, a boy and a girl. Both are now married, and Laura, my girl has given us a grand- son, whom we love very much. I've played nearly all over Eu- rope and the Middle East, for our troops Egypt, Gaza, Cy- prus, France, Germany. I've also played with Peewee Hunt and Victor Borge and in nearly every big concert hall and small town in Canada. That 'barking dog' of a banjo has been gocd to me." KIRBV'S an Pat Pa ulscn guest stars v.Hh George Kirliy on Half The George Kirhy Comedy Hour, Thursday, November 30th at 10 p.m. on Channel 13. Pat Panlscn appears as Mr. Sympathy on a Radio Show called "Dial-A-IIclp" in several comedy sketches. Millions watched games with Russia A total of 14.8 million Cana dians watched the first four games of the Canada-Russia hockey series on television. Charlie Rich Tyson guest Charlie Rich, Buffy Sainte- aric and Ocean get together vith Ian and the Great Speck- ed Bird on "The Ian Tyson Tuesday, November 23 r.t p.m. All of tliis evening's guests have made their mark as dis- tinguished entertainers in the music world. Thursday, November 30 B Troth or World QJ NCAA Football Q) General Hospital O Movie: Cat Bajlou 0 Secret Storm 0 Nancy Millar fQ One Life to Live Q Mike Douglas Hollywood Squares O Ed Allen Show IB Somerset (B Anottior World O Take 30 f) Edge of Please O Whal'f the Good Word Q) Galloping Gourmet O Family Affair ft Family Court 0 joker's Wild fJJ Split Second O Anything You Can Do [7} Drop In B) Star Trek E) News (O Bewitched O Let's Make a Deal gNews Password Q News (T) News O Paul Lynde (HI News O Movie: Five Weeks in a Balloon @3) News Adam 12 d News fj) Tn'i.h or Consecmences fS Sanford and Son fg) Krcsk'H S5I Mod Squad O Flip Wilson (E) George (3 Little People (B Super Flick: A Kir.-! of Love f3 Carol Burnett Ironside OB The Men Q Movie: Terror in the. Sky P3 Dean Martin PJ Owen Marshall (TT) News Cg) News CQ George Kirby PI TonlgMl Show Q] Movie: A Tattered Web Q Maude IB Here Come the n News (J3] News (7) CJOC News (0 News O Crossfire (B Merv Griffin Show Q Moviei Horror or Party Beach Grey Cup Specials BIACK MATRIX SCREEN WITH PERMA CHROME "AH" AUTOMATIC FINE TUNING ACCUMATIC COLOR CONTROL POWER GRID VHF-SOtID STATE UHF TUNERS VOLTS CHASSIS CLEARING SEVERAL MODELS OF Brand New 1972 Color TV's AT REDUCED PRICES -FULL WARRANTY ON ALL SETS- ACTIVE TV SERVICE 1238 3rd Ave. S. Phone 327-5010 (OPEN THURS. I FRI. TILL 9 P.M.) Holland's Drapery Shop VISIT OUR STUDIO Largest display of Drapery Materials in Western Canada Draperies Bedspreads Vertical Drapes 327-4475 325 7th St. S., SS The Store With the Stock ;