I don't usually listen to Country music but this is a great example of what real Country should sound like.
Dave gained back his vision in 1979. You can read the news article here.
This is from the back of the record sleeve:
DAVE BOIRE (Pronounced Boy'er) was born in Northern Alberta and was raised on a farm just outside of Vermillion in the North peace River country. In a boyhood accident at the age of nine, Dave was blinded which made it necessary for him to find a new means of communication with the world around him. On his thirteenth birthday he received a guitar and, with the help of his dad, D.W. Boire, he began the tedious task of learning chords and scales.
When Dave was fifteen, he attended the Jericho Hill School for the Blind in Vancouver where he received further help in mastering the guitar. It wasn't long before he was making public appearances and, within two years, he was also singing to his own guitar accompaniment. He participated in many talent contests which he invariably won. Back in the Peace River country, Dave was given his own fifteen minute show on CKYL which gave him a new outlet for his playing, singing and original compositions.
Five of his songs on this record are Dave's own and it is his hope that you will enjoy them as well as some of the standard selections. We think they're great!
Featured with Dave on this album is the talented young lady whose photo appears on the front. A very versatile artist is DONNA ADAMS who not only wrote two of the songs (Just Keep on A-Talkin' and Diesel Rig) but sings and plays guitar and banjo as well. It is our prediction that she will go a long way in the entertainment world as a writer and performer.
The group accompanying Dave and Donna is led by LARRY LAMOTHE and they call themselves the LONESOME TRAVELERS. They're a great bunch of guys and unexcelled musicians consisting of CURLY WEST, steel guitar and fiddle; RAY McAULEY, lead guitar; MIKE BENNY, bass and MIKE DERRELL, drums. The banjo is played by Donna Adams and the fabulous acoustic guitar solos are by Dave Boire himself.