Legendary Ottawa-based artist Sneezy Waters grew up in a musical family. As a child he sang in St. Luke’s Church choir, and later performed folk music in coffee houses, primarily Le Hibou in Ottawa. He performed solo and in various groups including Nev and Pete, The Children, and A Rosewood Daydream. Sneezy first played on the NAC terrace in June 1969 with A Rosewood Daydream. Later he became Ottawa’s first busker, after which he formed The Great Sneezy Waters and His Excellent Band. The band toured the provinces and territories of Canada for many years and was featured on numerous network radio and television programs. From 1977-1990 Sneezy starred in the play “Hank Williams; The Show He Never Gave” which garnered excellent reviews. He won the Best Actor award in the 3e Festival International du Film Musical in Grenoble, for his role in a film version of the play. The film was nominated for the Best Country Motion Picture in the 19th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Los Angeles.