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, in towns and in the country....in the deserts of the West, and in Mexico.... on the Great Lakes and the Great Plains...in all states and Canadian provinces....North to Alaska and West to … Continue reading A History of the Accordion in Americana Music

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The Music of Rachel Bell: Traditional and Treasured

Bio courtesy of Rachelbellmusic.com Rachel Bell is an accordion player, tunesmith, and music teacher from the wilds of Pennsylvania. She is in demand throughout the United States and beyond for concerts, contra dances, English country dances, French dances, and workshops. Over a decade of musical travel has landed her smack-dab in the middle of some … Continue reading The Music of Rachel Bell: Traditional and Treasured

The Revolutionary Cory Pesaturo

  By Christa T. for Accordion Americana If Cory Pesaturo has a "mission statement", it likely states that this American jazz performer intends to take on the world using, as his arsenal, the piano accordion.  With his "mad scientist as musician" persona along with his startling talent, Cory Pesaturo is one of the most amazing … Continue reading The Revolutionary Cory Pesaturo

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

Ben Lovett of Mumford and Sons

Ben Lovett By Christa T. for Accordion Americana 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 … Continue reading Ben Lovett of Mumford and Sons

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 Talented Ginny Mac

Photo by Ed Steele By Christa T. for Accordion Americana  I have been playing the accordion for years, and now I am writing about the accordion. I have been listening to those musicians who currently perform as professional accordionists and I am trying to foresee how the accordion will be played in the future and envision … Continue reading The Talented Ginny Mac