The East Pointers

new-icon The East Pointers are a trio from Prince Edward Island, on Canada’s east coast, who mix stomping rhythms and virtuoso instrumental work. Fiddler Tim Chaisson and his banjo-playing cousin, Koady Chaisson, come from a family who have been musicians for seven generations. The duo are remarkable for writing songs that rework their Scottish and Irish influences, and they specialise in instrumentals that sound like tuneful Celtic standards, with banjo and fiddle both taking the lead.It’s all driven on by DIY foot percussion and backing from Jake Charron, who has two pick-ups on his guitar which allow him to provide both rhythm and bass lines.