When he was a young accordion prodigy, Joel Guzman earned the nickname “El Pequeno Gigante” (“The Little Giant”). Years later, Joel is famous for combining traditional Mexican music with blues, rock, country, salsa, and other genres to create a unique style all his own. In 2004, he teamed with fellow Tejano accordion legends David Lee Garza and Sunny Sauceda to record Polkas, Gritos, y Acordeones, which won the Grammy for Best Tejano Album. Currently, he plays with his band Aztex and his wife, Cuban-born singer Sarah Fox.Andrew Sullivan]
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Bay Area folks: check out the Accordionists and Teachers Guild (ATG) Festival today and tomorrow in Burlingame. http://t.co/KdaNCLfnqd
The Accordion Teachers Guild's 74th annual competition and festival will be in San Francisco, July 23-26. http://t.co/KGKYQWmLhG
Excellent LA Times piece on the accordion's comeback: http://t.co/HGpyUIAOYc