Stanely wandered into my shop back in early October I think, took me awhile to get to this post! He left me with some CD’s which he says were 10 years in the making. All original mandolin tunes (on a Neopolitan mandolin his father acquired in Kaslo I believe) about his time working and exploring as a young man at the North end of Kootenay Lake.
He lives in Montreal now(most of his kids, raised in Montreal, have moved to the Kootenays) but grew up around Nelson and worked in the Lardeau and Duncan Lake area as a young man. His father, William Triggs was the purser on the sternwheeler SS Moyie for a time in the early 1900’s. He returns every year to spend time at his cabin in Meadow creek and this year was working on reclaiming an old indian trail on the North side of Hammill Creek.
Thank you for sharing your music and stories Stanley!