What’s on the accordion calendar this week?
- Motion Trio (Various dates)
With a goal to “extract notes from the accordion which have never been heard before,” Poland’s innovative Motion Trio plays rare US tour dates this week in Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago. They don’t come around often, so catch these shows if you can!
- Accordion Kings and Queens (Saturday in Houston, TX)
This concert spotlights the diversity of the Lone Star State’s accordion traditions with players old and young (including winners of the Big Squeeze competition) and stars from zydeco (Chubby Carrier), conjunto (Mingo Saldivar), and Western swing (Ginny Mac).
- Friendly City PolkaFest (Fri-Sun in Johnstown, PA)
The 10th annual Friendly City PolkaFest features three days of nonstop polka music from bands like Eddie Blazonczyk’s Versatones, Polka Family, Polka Country Musicians, and many more.
In other important accordion news, today is my wife and co-author Anna’s birthday! Hooray! We’ll be jamming on the porch in her honor this afternoon.
Remember, if there’s an accordion event in your neighborhood, tell us about it!