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

The Inspiring Edward Jay

There is something about American music, as Leonard Bernstein said, in its expression of "wide open spaces" that describes an innovative mindset, a resilient optimism and a bold spirit of our people. At its roots, American music draws from the influences of many that have migrated here, willingly or against their will, as well as from … Continue reading The Inspiring Edward Jay

Johnny Kongos, of the band, KONGOS

Sometimes a song begins slowly. It trips, then tumbles, and then gradually begins to spin, climb and pick up speed.  Finally, it ascends and roars across the airwaves.  Such is the song, "Come With Me Now" on its path to becoming the best selling pop song of all time that features a strong accordion presence. By using the piano … Continue reading Johnny Kongos, of the band, KONGOS

Rosie Ledet and the Zydeco Playboys

Rosie Ledet Accordionist, Singer and Songwriter, Rosie Ledet IS the Zydeco Sweetheart. But, make no mistake, there's nothing sweet about the way she can rock and roll with her diatonic accordion. Yes, that's what I said....the accordion. She is quite unique among accordionists, of any stripe. But if Zydeco is a man's world, and if … Continue reading Rosie Ledet and the Zydeco Playboys

Jason Webley, Travelling Troubadour and Monster of the Accordion

 Jason Webley Not many people embrace the accordion, and then abandon their day job. It's just not done. But, Jason Webley did just that. Maybe it was a reaction, at that time,to his belief that his life was falling apart. Maybe it was a response to a yearning for another place, and another kind of life. … Continue reading Jason Webley, Travelling Troubadour and Monster of the Accordion

Jenny Conlee of the Indie band, The Decemberists

 Jenny Conlee There is a point where a band can evolve from a regionally identified indie folk rock band to that of a mainstream pop group. For The Decemberists, whether for good or bad, such an evolution is currently underway. The Decemberists The Decemberists had been a relatively high profile band but chose to abruptly … Continue reading Jenny Conlee of the Indie band, The Decemberists

Ben Lovett of Mumford and Sons

Ben Lovett Born in Cardiff, Wales in 1986, Ben Lovett met Marcus Mumford while they were students at Kings College in London.   Along with Englishmen, Ted Dwane and Winston Marshall, they magically came together in 2007, to form Mumford and Sons, a name more evocative of an old time blacksmith or haberdashery, rather than a … Continue reading Ben Lovett of Mumford and Sons

Gandalf Murphy and The Grand Slambovian’s Circus of Dreams Featuring Tink Lloyd, Accordionist

Tink Lloyd By Christa T. for Accordion Americana According to Slambovian philosophy, within every woman lives a Tinker Bell or a Wendy. If acceptable as words to live by, or as a stunning oversimplification, such a statement shouldn't be analyzed too deeply. Rock music is notoriously shallow, but can be such fun.  Not often has … Continue reading Gandalf Murphy and The Grand Slambovian’s Circus of Dreams Featuring Tink Lloyd, Accordionist

Joel Guzman’s Accordion Christmas

The wonderful Joel Guzman's skillful and exciting solo interpretation of "White Christmas"  Joel Guzman, Accordionist and Rhett Butler, Guitarist perform an informal and comfortable version of the old gospel song, "Amazing Grace" with sweetness and gentle, good humor. Looking forward to a wonderful New Year and being able to continue to share the best Americana … Continue reading Joel Guzman’s Accordion Christmas