Category: Andy Cutting

J’ai Vu le Loup Lundi!

From 1993, a reminder that these two kids — Chris Wood and Andy Cutting — originally came together over a shared fascination for Quebecois music. I don’t recall many times seeing Andy on a one row, though I do see a couple in his…

Chris Wood: None the Wiser

This is the first time in 135 posts that I’ve written  about a subject that has absolutely no accordéon content at all, but I trust my readers will not accuse me of breaking our implicit contract or breaching some sort of squeezebox point of…

Andy Cutting Speaks About Chris Wood

This is the fifth piece in a series about Andy Cutting. Click through for parts one, two, and three … and also some pictures of his boxes.The duets of Andy Cutting and Chris Wood are among the high points of English and European folk…

Andy Cutting Interview, Part Three

In the middle of our conversation in December, Andy Cutting went on a wander, performing here, teaching workshops there. I had asked him some questions about the partnerships of his career — especially Blowzabella and Chris Wood. At the end of February, the answers…

Streaming L’Accordéon

Part 1: Getting to Rdio So as not to bury the lede, I’ll just let you know that this story ends with me completely enamored with the Rdio service and the music it brings into my life. But it wasn’t a sure thing ……

Noël pour l’accordéoniste

Fa la la la la … What does l’Accordéonaire want for Christmas? Je suis content, usually, and I don’t spend a lot of time desiring things, and when I do, I make sure it’s an important thing that will improve my quality of life.  Something…

Gratitude at 40,000 Hits

In the United States, the fourth thursday of November is Thanksgiving. I love this holiday and love having the opportunity to express my gratitude for the extraordinary blessings in my life, many of which center on the accordéon, its music, and its masters. Speaking…

Andy Cutting’s Boxes (Pics!)

Discussing his non-collection, Andy Cutting sent along pictures of some of his accordéons. Not pictured are any of the three Mory boxes, which are somewhat ubiquitous in Cutting’s photos. One of the Maxes, the Pokerwork, the Mignon, and … what is that with the…

Andy Cutting Interview Part 2: Gear Talk

Part One is Here.Andy Cutting does NOT have an accordéon collection. Listening to Andy Cutting, one is entranced, of course, by his playing, but one also marvels — perhaps with a modicum of jealousy — at the sound of his instruments. I asked Cutting…

Andy Cutting Interview Part One

Part Two is HERE. Andy Cutting was not the first to bridge the channel between English melodeon and Musique du Centre-France, but his work in the 90s — with Blowzabella and Chris Wood — elevated the art form. His style is the envy of…

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,…

Tune: The Bay Tree

Andy Cutting’s “The Bay Tree.”Click to enlarge. It occurred to me that however I described Alexandra Browne’s Diatonic Liaisons, nothing would top seeing an actual page. I asked if she would choose a page for me. She did, and sent me a JPEG, and here…