When I started playing clawhammer banjo, I fell hard for it and very quickly it dominated the music I played to the point where my old accordions lay quiet. I really never gave it a second thought – until recently. I’ve been missing the button… Read More
I think we all need something to get our minds off the American election. I haven’t shared much button accordion music lately, so I’d like to remedy that today. Here’s the excellent Acadian player Roger Lanteigne tearing it up. Might fine, mighty fine. I believe… Read More
I love the way Éric Gagné plays that box….
It’s about time we had some accordion music around this joint. Here’s Kevin DesRosiers…
ah, that’s better.
Mexican polka that is – Conjunto – Norteno – Tex-Mex. Here’s Joel Guzman squeezing out the Rosa Ana Polka. Mighty fine, mighty fine.
Back when I was playing a lot of button accordion, and hadn’t yet fallen hard for clawhammer banjo, I did a little busking in places like Kensington and St. Lawrence Markets. I played a hodgepodge of material, squeezebox music from various countries. I think the… Read More
I stumbled onto this great footage of the late Danny Poullard playing Creole button accordion at the Augusta Heritage Centre. It’s a great little clip – enjoy.