Early in Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers career, say late 80′s or early 90′s we were returning from a friends home in Toronto when it was time to head back to our place of destination by means of travelling on the subway. While on the train I noticed that some of the people on board looked a bit grim and didn’t appear to be too happy. I hinted to by two cohorts Kevin and Wayne about this and they immediately suggested that I take out the accordion and play a piece or two. I played a couple of up tempo tunes, of which people took a liken to. The faces that were once of a sad state were now less stressfulfull and full of cheer.
I remember on one of our Albert tours going to an Italian Music Store in the Edmonton area to purchase an accordion. At that time I had an accordion that I was interested trading in on a new one. As luck would have it, the salesperson was able to suggest trading my accordion in on a three-row Italian model, of which I later used in the shows as performed by BWATOF’s.
The unique thing about the above is that the same accordion that I had traded in ended up in the hands of someone originally from Wayne Chaulk’s hometown of Charlettotown, B. Bay. NL.