Month: March 2014

Correspondance with L’Accordéonaire, Part 2

Continuing my correspondence with David Maust (begun in the previous post).__________Hooked!Jan. 26, 2014 Spoiler!  He goes for the Panther! Hi Gary, Thank you for the thoughtful reply! You have given me a lot to think about and I appreciate the invitation to continue the…

Correspondance with L’Accordéonaire, Part 1

Very often I am asked questions along the line of “How can I get started?” or “What sort instrument should a beginner buy?” These are questions that don’t have pat answers, but they can start great conversations. David Maust, a piano accordion player who…

Lõõtspiel Marvel

Accordéonaire friend Astrid Tøndel drew my attention to the below video. I have written briefly before about the lõõtspiel, an utterly charming Estonian member of the free reed family. I’ll let the music speak for itself.

Danse Café, March 16, Leverett, MA

Next Sunday, March 16, 2014, in Leverett, Massachusetts, Cynthia Thomas and Doug Feeney will be teaching French and Breton dances at Leverett Crafts and Arts. (Cynthia, you may remember, was the accordionist who bought my Castagnari Nik.) Food and ambience will be plentiful. Live…

13 Moments at the Gig

I invite my band mates to share their moments in the comments section.Last Thursday me and three of the best musicians I know played at Lewiston bistro She Doesn’t Like Guthries, a cafe aimed at “eco-conscious, urban bohemians.” The food and wine were excellent and…