Ethan Chastain


Location: Smyrna, TN
Country: USA

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Down the River I Go

musician/member name: Music
Duration: 00:01:43
From the Cicada Sessions:
“Down the River I Go” on mountain dulcimer w/ cicada accompaniment.
Learned this one from Don Pedi ca. 2008. Bing Futch also influenced how I play this tune. Enjoy!
12/02/21 01:58:47PM @davisjames:

Great tune.I've never heard cicadas so steady!In Canada they're more intermittent,not as many perhaps,although I did read that the U.S. was going to experience a huge number of cicadas from the 17 year cycle last summer..

Martin Oesterle
09/07/21 01:01:19PM @martin-oesterle:

Wow - I love this tune! Wonderful!

Cynthia Wigington
08/12/21 08:20:14PM @cynthia-wigington:

Love it!

Ethan Chastain
08/10/21 05:03:59PM @ethan-chastain:

Thanks for the kind words. It’s a really fun tune!


This is wonderful!  clapper

Robin Thompson
08/10/21 05:03:22PM @robin-thompson:

Ethan, my path has crossed with Don's different times over the years and I was fortunate to get to attend one of his retreats at Wildacres, too.  Such a great fellow!  

Ethan Chastain
08/10/21 05:00:43PM @ethan-chastain:

Thanks, Robin. I really enjoy yours as well.

I was able to take some workshops from Don Pedi around 2008 & 2009 in Townsend, TN. He’s a remarkable man and musician. I can’t say enough good things about him and his playing.  Not only did he teach mountain dulcimer, when he found out I was a newlywed at the time, he passed along some helpful mountain marriage advice. But, that’s a story for another day ; ) 

Robin Thompson:

Ethan, I have enjoyed your videos!  These are tunes I associate with Don P and it is so good to see your play of them.

Robin Thompson
08/10/21 09:12:33AM @robin-thompson:

Ethan, I have enjoyed your videos!  These are tunes I associate with Don P and it is so good to see your play of them.

08/03/21 08:38:25AM @strumelia:

This is wonderful!  clapper