The Accordion Americana Project

Like a brilliant quilt, music is the fabric of a culture’s shared experience. The piano accordion is a part of the fabric. Music, like any living language, changes constantly and the pop songs we hear today may evolve into the folk songs of tomorrow. Thus, they become a piece of the quilt and part of … Continue reading The Accordion Americana Project

A History of the Accordion in Americana Music

  Invented in 1829, the accordion came to North America early on, and as westward expansion took place, was heard in the mountains and bayous….in cities, towns and in the country….in the deserts of the West and Mexico…. on the Great Lakes and the Great Plains…in all states, estados and provinces….North to Alaska and West to Hawaii.  For … Continue reading A History of the Accordion in Americana Music

Ten Things You Can Do to Promote the Accordion

  If you want to be noticed as a performer, play the piano accordion.  If you already have a working knowledge of the piano--you may not realize that you already understand half of the piano accordion--you just need to learn the other half with some lessons and a lot of practice. So, to give you … Continue reading Ten Things You Can Do to Promote the Accordion

List of Bands that Feature the Accordion

Punk’s 10 Best Accordion Players: A Tribute to accordion Rockers Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 12:18 PM (PST) by connor_maoil The sound of the accordion is, in my opinion, one of the best, weirdest, and most unique additions to the punk genre. For most it’s easy to see the instrument as nothing more than a novelty … Continue reading List of Bands that Feature the Accordion

Punk’s 10 Best Accordion Players

  Punk’s 10 Best Accordion Players: A Tribute to Squeezebox Rockers Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 12:18 PM (PST) by connor_maoil The sound of the accordion is, in my opinion, one of the best, weirdest, and most unique additions to the punk genre. For most it’s easy to see the instrument as nothing more than a … Continue reading Punk’s 10 Best Accordion Players

A History of Blues Accordion

ACCORDION By Edward M. Komara The accordion reached its peak popularity with African American musicians between the end of Reconstruction (1865-1877) and the early twentieth century. Clarence Tross, a West Virginian musician, reported that it was ''mostly the colored man'' playing accordions in that period, and a contemporary from coastal Virginia remembered that accordions were … Continue reading A History of Blues Accordion

Clifton Chenier, Louisiana Blues Accordionist

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