Sneezy Waters joins us to discuss his indelible performance as Hank Williams in David Acomba's Canadian classic.
Sneezy Waters is an Ottawa-based folksinger. He sang in St. Luke's Church Choir with choirmaster Leonard Foss and while he performed solo, he also performed in various groups, including Nev and Pete (with Nevile Wells) and The Children (with Chris Anderson, Sandy Crawley, Bruce Cockburn and Neville Wells).He played at Expo 70 in Osaka and spent another year playing residencies in Hong Kong, Bangkok, Vientiane, All India Radio, and Copenhagen. Upon his return to Canada in 1971, Waters became Ottawa's very first busker, after which he formed The Great Sneezy Waters and His Excellent Band, which toured for many years across Canada and was featured on many radio and TV shows. Waters starred in Hank Williams: The Show He Never Gave(80) and in the subsequent film version of the play, Waters won the Best Actor Award in the 3e Festival du Film Musical in Grenoble, France. Over the past several years, Waters has been performingat the NAC's Fourth Stage to sold-out shows with The Very Fine Band.