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New Cd from Cafe Accordion Orchestra

CAO is happy to announce La Zingara is now available! La Zingara is the ninth album by CAO, and is a collection of songs and tunes connected to the Gypsy lifestyle including French, Greek, Finnish, Colombian, Mexican, Cabo Verdean and American sources. Highlights include two stunning vocal performances by long time CAO collaborator Diane Jarvi and appearances [...]

Winter 2012-13 news

2 NEW CDs IN JANUARY 2013 I’m happy to announce I’ll have 2 new CDs available in early 2013. Cafe Accordion Orchestra will be releasing our 9th album La Zingara, a collection of tunes reflecting various Gypsy lifestyles. We have the honor of featuring guest vocalist Diane Jarvi and clarinetist Tony Balluff on 4 tracks. [...]

Northwest Foot in the Door Tour a success!

I’d like to put out a great big thank you to everyone who helped make the Daddy Squeeze Northwest Foot-in-the-Door tour such great fun! That includes: Norma Jean Schwab, Bruce Reid, Nova, Dusty Strings, Seattle Folklore Society and Del Rey in Seattle.  Robin Elwood, Lindsay Street and Flip in Bellingham. Becky Chaney and the Carnation [...]

Northwest “A Foot in the Door” Tour Oct 4-9

Visit the web page calendar for all the details on my fall foot-in-the-door tour to Washington and Oregon. Shows in Bellingham, Carnation, Seattle, WA, Ashland and Portland OR and workshops at Dusty Strings. It’s my first solo tour in the area, hope to make a lot of new friends as well as visiting some old [...]

January 2013: Left Coast Domination Tour III

I’m working on another west coast tour in January of 2013. Anyone in northern California who is interested in hosting a house concert or knows of an appropriate listening room feel free to contact me. So far I have dates in Hieldsburg (1/25), Mendocino (1/26) and possibilities in Santa Cruz, Oakland and Eureka. Keep an [...]

Squeezebox Stories

I wanted to let you all know about one of my new favorites, a great web site and facebook page called Squeezebox Stories. You can fond them on the web  here or on facebook at This is a fun and informative site that shares great stories about accordion music in regional and ethnic [...]

Announcing the Northwest Foot-in-the-Door Tour, Oct 2012

On the heels of the successful Left Coast Domination Tours I & II, we’re now booking a solo tour of the northwest this fall. So far, we have a tentative concert at the Roeder House in Bellingham, WA on Oct 4. There are confirmed gigs in Carnation, WA Oct 5 (venue tbd), the Seattle Folklore [...]

CAO Presents CINEMA, March 23, 7:30pm

3 weeks from tonight, order your tickets now! Cafe Accordion Orchestra presents  Cinema, a fun evening of songs, tunes, stories and film clips! Sponsored by the Wildwood Artists Series at the Chauutaqua Fine Arts Center in Mahtomedi, MN. Reserve your tickets now! 651-269-9888 800 75th St N, Mahtomedi

Mid-Winter Update

Thanks to all of you who have helped get 2012 off to a great start with a sold-out concert at the Cedar and packed houses on the Left Coast Domination Tour! On January 7 Cafe Accordion Orchestra presented our 7th annual concert at the Cedar Cultural Center, and this was our first sell-out! The show [...]

Winter Update

Winter Update New Book from Daddy Squeeze Just in time for the holidays….More Cafe Accordion! That’s right, my latest book with Mel Bay Publications is now available. 20 “cafe-style” tunes including waltzes, tangoes, polkas, cumbias and swing, with a full-length CD included. Order from or ask for it at your favorite music store. Cafe [...]