Can tell where they’re from via style | Bowing Down Home


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PC – “Young Peter” Chaisson

KC – Kevin Chaisson

KP – Curator Ken Perlman

KC We're all individuals, and I mean a teacher or whatever, they can only teach you so much. They can only show you so much, but you have to pick up your own style from that, eh? In that respect you know what I mean, it's just like all the music all, all the players – I mean all I have to do is sit down and listen to a player, I know who is playing; it's because that style is coming out.

PC And where he's from.

KP And where he's from?

PC Ptetty well, yeah

KP: How can you tell that?

PC By his sound; by his style.

KC That's where the difference comes in, as far as I'm concerned. I don't think it's got anything to do with ability. It's just - The sound that comes, it's coming from within, type of thing. That's what I'm trying to get at.

PC Like I don't read music, eh, and he don't read music. [My brother] Kenny is the only one of the three who reads music. But we were born listening to my father's records, and listening to him followin a certain style on the fiddle, and it just come natural, I guess. And they say there's an Island sound, and they say there's Cape Breton sound. Well, we're somewhere in between, because you go to Cape Breton and they can tell an Island player type thing, eh?