Month: October 2012

Spaghetti Panic

Andy Cutting is one of the most esteemed accordéonists in the land. If you wonder why, check out this video. The tune, “Spaghetti Panic,” is one of Cutting’s best known, in his repertoire for more than two decades. It still amazes. My first reaction,…

Tribute: Jean-Michel Corgeron

Jean-Michel Corgeron has been quietly instrumental in the world of tradFrench accordéon music for as long as I have been aware. As a diatonist and transcriber, Corgeron has had an intimate relationship with Trad Magazine, and is credited with inventing their accordéon tablature. This tab…

My Set List

I’m playing at the Water Street Cafe this afternoon and compiling a set list. At the same time, I’ve begun recording a CD, and putting together a set list for that. It’s interesting that the live set list is much longer than the recording set…

Squeezie Scholars

Picture by Dave Fournier At the final session of my spring class (a research practicum), I and my colleagues brought our boxes to bellow away the brunch time break. That’s Josh Ottow on the left, Richard Ackerman on the right, and me in the…