My Favorite Accordion Links
Los Super Vatos
Check out this site from our friend Bubba Hernendez, the bassist for Brave Combo. He’s got a cool new project called “Los Supervatos”. If you like Brave Combo, you’ll like this, too!
Musette: the Music and the Dance
Here’s a link to a great, comprehensive web site, available in French or English. This site tells all about the musette, the music and the dance style, it’s past, and it’s present state of affairs. There are quotes from musicians, dancers, and club-goers from the turn of the century to the present. There are even listings of where one can go to see or learn the musette dances!
Minnesota Accordion Club
This is the home site of the biggest accordion group in Minnesota. You can download sheet music, join the chat group, and learn about upcoming accordion events in the Twin Cities. There’s also a whole bunch more links to web sites featuring accordion bands, history, repair, almost anything you need to know about accordions in Minnesota! The MAC also has performers every weekend at Kramarczuk’s Eastern European Deli, on E. Hennepin Ave and 2nd St, Minneapolis.
The website of Mahler Music Co., located in St. Paul, Mn. Providing complete on-line service for sales, repair, midi, sheet music and recordings. Features the exclusive “Planet Squeezebox” accordion line. Fine, professional quality, custom-made Italian accordions, outfitted with midi.
A reference point for finding recordings,artists, sheet music, repair/manufacture, anything the accordionist or accordion fan could want. Very European, with option of reading the site in French and Dutch.
The Baguette Quartet
The website of the band from California of the same name. They play true 1920′s style French musette and caberet music. Great source for information about French accordion music.
Café Accordion Orchestra
Website of Daddy Squeeze’s favorite band. Booking, performance calendar, audio samples, mail orders, and silly photos of the band in (and out of) action.
The official web site of the only accordion store in Minneapolis. Located in a refurbished White Castle hamburger joint, they offer the Twin Cities widest variety of new accordions, and fine hand-crafted jewelry.
It’s Polka Time
As the name implies, a site for the polkaholic and old-time fan. Run by Minnesota polka DJ Craig Ebel, it’s got a great listing of polka-oriented broadcasts, dance venues, music stores and web-sites.
Jim is the favorite artist/illustrator here at Daddy Squeeze Music. Jim has created covers for “Cafe Accordion”, “Dancing on the Moon”,”On Holiday”, and the new cd, “La Vie Musette”. Visit Jim’s colorful site and see some other examples of his terrific work.
An on-line accordion festival with album reviews, artist itineraries and interviews. This site splits the globe into accordion regions, with lots of info about African, Asian, and other hard-to-find accordion styles.
The site of Daddy Squeeze’s partner and favorite finger-pickin’ bluesman, John Walker.
Cajun and Zydeco Resources in the Upper Midwest
The Louisiana Upriver homepage with information on upperMidwest dances, concerts, radio shows, events and general happenings involving Cajun, Creole, Zydeco, and other Louisiana music.
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