Life in Parodies: Weird Al Yankovic

It began with a knock on the door and a promise of success. In mid-century America, many parents thought that if their child studied a musical instrument, he or she would be more intelligent, be a better student and therefore be more productive in life. So, the common practice all over America through the nineteen … Continue reading Life in Parodies: Weird Al Yankovic

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Danny Federici, Founding Member of Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band

  Danny Federici was never one to try to steal the spotlight. It was not in his character. But, though sweet-natured and shy, his presence was always felt by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band and by their fans. After over 40 years The E Street Band was inducted into the Rock 'n Roll … Continue reading Danny Federici, Founding Member of Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band

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 Dynamic Professor Louie and The Crowmatix

In the world of entertainment, the word "play" has been used, forever. As athletic games are played on fields and in arenas, music is similarly played on a live stage or in a recording studio.  The indefatigable Accordionist, Aaron Hurwitz, known as 'Professor Louie', has participated in the game for a long time, as a multi-instrumentalist, … Continue reading The Dynamic Professor Louie and The Crowmatix

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

James Felice and The Felice Brothers

  By Baron Lane,"Twang Nation" Sometimes, rarely but sometimes, a concert can really floor you. Just surprise you in ways you had no idea you still could be. I’m glad to say this last Saturday I attended a sold out show at New York’s Bowery Ballroom that did just that. Omaha Nebraska’s McCarthy Trenching opened … Continue reading James Felice and The Felice Brothers

The Remarkable Garth Hudson of The Band

By Christa T. for Accordion Americana  Garth Hudson and members of The Band were contemporaries of both Elvis Presley and Bob Dylan  and came of age during a magical era in American music. Tired of war and depleted of creative energy, America, after World War II became highly focused on regenerating and moving forward. It … Continue reading The Remarkable Garth Hudson of The Band