Exhibitionists

How this Montreal piano man helps international stars when they're in a jam

When Natalie Cole, Bruce Springsteen, Aretha Franklin, Tori Amos and even Pavarotti need their pianos in perfect shape, Louis Lovsin Sr. steps in.

Some of music's biggest names have played pianos worked on by Louis Lovsin Sr.

Watch this short documentary to see why some of the world's most famous musicians — from Fats Domino to Patrick Watson — go to Louis Lovsin Sr. to strike the right chord. 3:48

When Natalie Cole, Bruce SpringsteenAretha Franklin, Tori Amos and even Pavarotti need their pianos in perfect shape, Louis Lovsin Sr. steps in.

Even though the Montreal piano man doesn't play the instrument, he's become known as a master craftsman who has repaired thousands of them — and he loves doing it.

In this short documentary, produced by CBC's Stephanie Matteis and by filmmaker Duncan McDowall, the second in the three-generation-strong business recalled four decades of musical high notes.

Watch Exhibitionists Sundays at 4:30pm (5 NT) on CBC.

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