Legere, Ray


  • From Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • Has won numerous awards at the Eastern Canadian Bluegrass Music Awards, including Mandolin, Fiddle, and Guitar Player of the Year.
  • Holds the distinction of being the only mandolin player to work with Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys (other than Bill himself). He filled in for Monroe in 1982 when he was ill.
  • 1986, won the National Mandolin Championship (USA) in Winfield, Kansas.
  • 1996, won Fiddle Player of the Year (Central Canadian Bluegrass Awards).
  • 1997, released River of No Return album with Dobro™ player Roger Williams (Strictly Country).
  • 1999, released Squirrely Moves album (EMI).
  • Has toured with Tony Rice, Michelle Shocked, Alison Brown and many others.
  • 2002, worked with the Dick Smith/Mike O’Reilly Band.
  • Has his own band called Acoustic Horizon.
  • He is musical director for a Canadian TV show called “Fiddlehead Country” and is also the house fiddler for the french music show “Pour L’Amour De Country”.