Nosey and Gussie LaMore are two characters from Bob D'Armond's book on the gold rush days of our region. They have inspired the two pieces that you hear played tonight by two amplified soprano saxophones, snare drum, and amplified hurdy gurdy. The other source of inspiration for these pieces is Scottish bag pipe music, with its characteristic scale, the drone, and the entrance procedure with the drum rolls. Gussie LaMore is a gig which sometimes begins to swing a bit. It's second part is a version of a song by Fred Gilbert that Gussie reportedly has performed with great success. Nosey is a flowing reel crossed with a shrewd bossa nova.
(Stefan Hakenberg, 2003)