I haven’t been playing much button accordion lately. Here’s a tune I used to play quite a bit.
In my early 40s I had this idea that I should learn to play diatonic button accordion. I was living in a Portuguese-Canadian area of Toronto and from time to time I heard some of the old Portuguese folk/dance tunes – corridinhos, viras and so… Read More
I don’t know anything about Éric Gagné beyond the small number of videos available on YouTube. I love his playing though. This is a young master at work, carrying on the French Canadian button accordion tradition. Check it out… Here is another video. I’ve… Read More
I haven’t been posting nearly enough button accordion music around this joint lately, so here’s a fave video from the YouTube machine I posted once before on this blog….the performance is so good it deserves another feature….. «Reel St-Renard» interprété par Éric Gagné I love… Read More
Check out the videos posted on YouTube by antonincarla. I really enjoy this fellow’s playing. His name is Lauréat Caron. Here are some samples on three different boxes. If these tunes interest you, I think you’ll enjoy all the music he has on his feed.
I came across a nice little NPR piece on the YouTube machine about “El Parche”, the late Esteban ‘Steve’ Jordan. Mr. Jordan was an individualist, very hard to pigeonhole into a category. Conjunto? Latin jazz? Cumbia? He had a very distinctive accordion sound. Mr. Jordan… Read More
I know, I know, I haven’t been posting nearly enough diatonic button accordion music around here lately. Here’s a lovely piece I stumbled on on the YouTube machine, uploaded there by duodiouflo
I’ve been teaching a young fellow how to play the triple row button accordion for about a year and a half. He’s doing quite well. That is to say he has all the tools he needs to be a good player. Just add practice. He’s… Read More
A fellow contacted me during the week asking if I was the guy who taught button accordion. It is true that I have done a little bit of teaching. I have one regular student and another occasional student. I hadn’t thought about seeking another but… Read More
I’ve been posting quite a bit of music lately. I hope you’re enjoying it as much as I am. Here’s a tune I’m familiar with. I play a version of it on my triple row accordion. This is very nicely played by Serge Carrier on… Read More