Chester “pee wee” broussard Interview, 1985

A cantankerous character with a heart of gold, this feisty friend of Marc’s is credited with several musical firsts in Cajun music, like playing a fiddle in standard tuning and playing an accordion in third position.

He was a wild man but a great musician and Marc played in bands with him back when Marc was young. I interviewed Pee Wee at his house and took portraits then he came to my house where I filmed him playing many songs while my three year old son Wilson rode his tricycle around Pee Wee in circles. Ah, memories…

– Ann Savoy

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Interviewee: Chester “pee wee” broussard
Interviewer: Ann savoy
Date: May 22, 1985
Location: his home, Lafayette, la
Language: English

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