Past recipient of the East Coast Music Stompin' Tom Connors Award, Big Pond’s own Florence (Flo) Sampson is a well known piano player who has been part of the East Coast Music Scene since she was a young girl. Her contributions to the industry have long been applauded and in 2014, her efforts were officially recognized. Music has always played a very big part in the lives of Florence and her family. Her father, Bernie Ley, was a renowned Cape Breton fiddler - instilling his love of music in his children. From an early age, Flo played dances and concerts, accompanying her father on piano as he played jigs and reels. Her daughter Amy is a singer, guitar player and former member of the band Ashego. Her son, Gordie is a Grammy Award winner based in Nashville. Flo loves to shine the spotlight on those around her, always encouraging, always sharing. This holds true whether she is on a big stage, or at a house party.