|Birth name||Alexander Peter Chernywech|
November 1, 1932|
Medicine Hat, Alberta
|Died||August 23, 1989
|Associated acts||Vic Siebert; the Sons of the Saddle|
Cherney won the Canadian Old Time Fiddlers' Contest in Ontario, under the novelty class from 1959 to 1961 and the open class in both 1960 and 1961.
In the early 1970s, he was a leading studio musician, recording with musician like Gary Buck, Dick Damron, Tommy Hunter and Sylvia Tyson. He released more than ten studio albums and received an RPM Big Country Award for Top Country Instrumentalist in 1978.
|1965||North American Fiddle Champion (Plays Contest Winning Tunes)|
|1965||Plays Old Tyme Fiddle|
|1967||On Stage With Al Cherny AKA Al Cherny|
|1969||Blue Ribbon Fiddle|
|1975||"The Big Fiddle Sound" Of Al Cherny|
|1978||Country Club Hits of Al Cherny (Compilation)|
|1988||Al Cherny's Fiddle Party (Compilation)|
|1988||A Tribute to Al Cherny (Compilation)|
|2002||The Lost Recordings - Live|
- Zylstra. Encyclopedia Of Music In Canada. p. 258. ISBN 0-8020-2881-0.
- "Al Cherney". CCMA. Archived from the original on 23 January 2013. Retrieved 15 June 2014.
- Owen, Randy (23 August 2011). "Cowboys". country1073.ca. Retrieved 15 June 2014.
One of Canada's finest fiddlers, Al Cherney died on this date in 1989 of lung cancer at the age of 56. [..]
- Peak chart positions for singles charting on RPM Country Tracks:
- Al Cherney discography at Discogs
- Al Cherney on IMDb
- Al Cherney on The Canadian Encyclopedia
- "Chernywech, Alexander Peter "Al" (Death notice)". Brampton Library.
appeared in Brampton Guardian (Brampton, Ontario), 25 Aug 1989, p. 34, column 4
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