Corbett, Trudy Crozier | Bowing Down Home


Trudy Crozier Corbett’s first instrument was Hawaiian (lap) guitar; she then moved on to “Spanish” guitar, and fiddle. When she was a girl, the students at her one-room school often held impromptu square dances during lunch recess, and Trudy would accompany them on comb and paper (that is, she jigged fiddle tunes into a comb with a piece of paper stretched over it).

Trudy’s brother Carl Crozier played fiddle and in their teen years the two of them often provided the music at local house parties. Trudy recalls, “I'd be able to stay up late that night [because] my Mom and Dad would be there dancing.”

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Accompanies dancing with comb & paper Children danced in schools during recess to jigging or comb and paper info and transcript