Eva Ybarra, Queen of Conjunto

Eva Ybarra, the “Queen of the Accordion,” is one of only a few professional women accordionists in conjunto music. Conjunto originated in the late 19th century in working-class communities along Texas-Mexico border, and is distinct to that region. Using the accordion as the lead instrument, conjunto bands perform dance music based on Mexican and Czech-German … Continue reading Eva Ybarra, Queen of Conjunto

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

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

Native American Accordionist, Gertie Lopez and the T.O. Boyz

Gertie Lopez In the great Sonoran Desert, in the Southwest region of the North American continent, the indigenous people once known as the Papagos lived for thousands of years. Their land, known as the Papagueria, extended south to Monterrey, Mexico, north into Central Arizona, west to the Gulf of California and east to the San … Continue reading Native American Accordionist, Gertie Lopez and the T.O. Boyz

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

Danny Jerabek, Accordionist with Copper Box: Emerging artists from Wisconsin

Photo by Amber Patrick By Christa T. for Accordion Americana There is something about Midwest America that comes alive in the cold.  As the crisp days of October ease Fall into the chill of November and move us into early Winter, music festivals and street parties abound. Mulled wine, craft beer, food and often, men in … Continue reading Danny Jerabek, Accordionist with Copper Box: Emerging artists from Wisconsin

The Innovative Joel Guzman

Photo by Bob Zink Grammy Award winning Accordionist, Singer and Producer, Joel Guzman was born and raised in the state of Washington.  Migrating to Texas in 1978, the birthplace of his parents, the first person Joel met upon his arrival was Sarah Fox, who would later become his wife. They found an immediate musical connection and … Continue reading The Innovative Joel Guzman