Archive for the ‘Reviews’ Category

2 Reviews of the Daddy Squeeze Solo CD

Here are two recent reviews of Dan’s latest CD “Daddy Squeeze Solo” Sustaining a solo accordion record, even when also an accomplished blues singer, is not easy. But Dan Newton does a good job on “Daddy Squeeze Solo,” mixing traditional tunes with original numbers steeped in tradition, happily raiding the songbooks of everyone from David [...]

Cafe Christmas CD Review

Accordions for Christmas? Seriously? Put aside any prejudices you might have about the accordion, and lend your lucky ears to Cafe Christmas. This is an outstanding holiday release; even the accordion-phobic will stand up and cheer! First things first. Although an accordion is definitely involved, the Cafe Accordion Orchestra is oh-so much more! The Cafe [...]

Chicago Accordion Club – Sept 08

Sept 15th, 2008 From the land of sky blue waters came an accordionist refreshing to the Chicago Accordion Club. As summer turned to fall, he portaged a finely bejeweled Planet Squeezebox instrument into the hall and instantly gained the close attention of the crowd. Dan Newton had come without his well known Cafe Accordion Orchestra, [...]

Hi-Top Sneakers – Dan Newton – Review

DAN “DADDY SQUEEZE” NEWTON Hi-Top Sneakers self-released DN0048 (2008) It’s hard to imagine a bad time with Daddy Squeeze (a.k.a. Dan Newton) in the house. On his latest, the Minneapolis accordionist is joined by 14 of his closest pals, who play everything from guitars. fiddles, mandolins, and Dobros to string basses, harmonicas. tubas, and even [...]