Winter 2014-15Newsletter


Cafe Accordion Orchestra’s Annual Concert
Saturday, January 10, 2015 CAO will make their annual appearance at the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis. This year the band will present CINEMA, a show featuring music from movies, film clips, cartoons, and live music to a silent short. Our guest is long-time CAO collaborator Diane Jarvi. The last 3 Cedar concerts sold out, and seating is very limited for this special show, so order your tickets now at
Accordion-O-Rama 2015
Saturday, January 17 is another annual concert, the ACCORDION-O-RAMA at the Crossings in Zumbrota, MN. This year’s line-up of squeezebox stars includes Patrick Harison, Denny Malmberg and Daddy Squeeze. This show also sells out every year, in spite of the nasty winter weather that can be found in Minnesota. Order your tickets at
West Coast Domination Tour 2015
After a year off I’ll be returning to Northern California for the 4th Domination Tour. The tour begins Jan 23 in Sacramento, and continues the 24th in Berkeley, 27th in Chico, and the 30th in Arcata. At this time it looks likely there will be a show on the 28th in Redding. These are all house concerts, so go to my web calendar and click on an individual date for reservations and contact info. I’m still trying to find one or two more venues within a few hours of the Bay Area for the 25th and 26th. If you have any ideas, please send them to me at, and tell your accordion-loving friends in the area that I’ll be there in January!

Daddy Squeeze Heads East in April 2015
The 2014 Head East tour was so successful that it’s happening again in 2015! I’ll be in Cincinnati April 16, Pittsburgh the 17th, Harrisburg PA the 18th, at the monthly meeting of the Greater Washington (DC) Accordion Club on Sunday the 19th. Still looking for something near Philadelphia for the 20th and 21st, then heading to Sykesville, MD the 22nd, and the Hot Sauce House Concert series in Poolesville MD April 24th. You’ll be able to find contact info for reservations at
And, I would love to hear from anyone who would consider hosting a house concert in the area on April 23rd!
Cafe Accordion Orchestra in New York and Rhode Island
On July 16th and 17th 2015, CAO will be appearing in Lake George, NY, and at the Towers in Narragansett RI. We’re hoping to find nearby venues for July 18 and 19, so again, if you know of an appropriate concert series or dance event for Cafe Accordion Orchestra. I’ll take all the leads I can get! Send your ideas to me at