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
Debra Peters, Where The Lone Star Meets The Big Easy
Austin, Texas is a "music city", but wouldn't be one without its musicians. Cultural development in Texas, the Southwestern region and even the entire United States is influenced by the Austin music scene. Both the diatonic and piano accordions are components of the Western musical aesthetic and Debra Peters has been a part of … Continue reading Debra Peters, Where The Lone Star Meets The Big Easy
The “Bandito Country” style of Anthony Ortiz, Jr.
There is a courageous young man, from Austin, Texas who is attempting to overcome all barriers placed before him. An accordion player and the descendant of immigrants, Anthony Ortiz, Jr. is smart and sophisticated; the winner of awards that recognized his exceptional talent as a musician, performing from the age of nine. But, in addition … Continue reading The “Bandito Country” style of Anthony Ortiz, Jr.