Alaska Button Box Gang

I don’t normally condone gangs — though I do enjoy the choreography of the Sharks and Jets — but I’ve finally found a gang I can fully support: the Alaska Button Box Gang.

Based in Anchorage, this dedicated group of button box enthusiasts performs regularly for non-profits and schools, as well as at the Anchorage Saturday Market, the library and other organizations and occasions. The gang has recorded three albums and their repertoire includes traditional Slovenian, German and Polish accordion music as well as songs written by members of the group. They also have occasional rumbles with a rival piano accordion gang from Juneau.

Fellow Alaskans should check the gang’s website for upcoming performances, while those of us in the lower 48 can look forward to their appearance at next summer’s SNPJ Slovenefest in Enon Valley, PA.


  1. Thanks for your kind words and advertisizing for us. Hope to see you in Alaska someday soon.


  2. Just a word to let you know that we are officially registered as a 501(C)7 non-profit with the IRS with “Gang” in our title. We will be playing at Ironworld in June 2008. Hope to see all of our friends either at Enon Vally PA in ’07 or Ironworld in Minnesota in ’08.

  3. you guys have the best music.where can I buy your tapes or me, and thank you.