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Accordion Noir playlist 2018-08-15: Almost Kimmo

August 16, 2018

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What precisely is the theme of this week’s episode of Accordion Noir Radio?  I’m going to level with you: often the theme is an afterthought.  Sometimes an overarching thread of commonality arises and emerges after the episode is broadcast, but more often than not no such thing occurs, and all we can say for certain is that we have another outstanding mix of alt-accordion music in several different genres representing several different musical traditions… isn’t that enough for you vultures?  I certainly hope so!

In any case, you can enjoy listening to tonight’s episode online courtesy of the Internet Archive.  If you need a compelling argument motivating you to click on that link, none more eloquent can be made than is presented by the episode’s playlist, below:

* Kimmo Pohjonen – Kielo – Kielo (1999) – Finland – http://www.kimmopohjonen.com/index.php
* The Ambitious Orchestra – Seven Deadly Sins – The Ambitious Orchestra (2006) – Brooklyn, New York (USA) – http://www.ambitiousorchestra.com/mp3.html
* Toy-Box Trio – Augury – (2009) – Seattle, Washington, USA – http://www.myspace.com/toyboxtrio
* Mark Growden – Gimme – Downstairs Karaoke (1999) – San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA – http://MarkGrowden.org/
* Montcorbier – Marches Nuptiales – Le Piano De Sarah (2001) – Quebec, Canada – http://www.danielthonon.com/
* Alicia Baker – Spatzengaweitzer Waltz – On The Accordion (2011) – Milwaukie, Oregon, USA – http://www.bakerchoir.com/Alicia%20Baker.html
* Jazzwagon – Caravan – Jazz Wagon (2007) – Detroit, Michigan, USA – http://julienlabro.com Julian Labro, acc.
* michael mckay – 2/3 – Krazy Kat 4/6/94 (0) – Massachusetts, USA – http://www.emptysetprojects.com http://www.archive.org/details/Krazy_Kat_at_the_ICA_Boston
* Olenka And The Autumn Lovers – Ballad Of Lonely Bear – Olenka And The Autumn Lovers (2009) – East Vancouver, BC – London, ON, Canada – http://www.olenkalovers.com/
* Kitchen Cowboys – Days Like This – So Beautiful (1999) – Hamburg, Germany – http://www.kitchencowboys.de
* Four Flea Circus – Tinfoil – (2005) – Japan, San Francisco, USA – marié abe is workin’ here on box. http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~chazf/
* Beirut – A Candle’s Fire – The Rip Tide (2011) – Brooklyn, NY, USA – https://twitter.com/cloutierrez Perrin Cloutier, acc.
* The Nice Guy Trio – Unicycle Cocek – Here Comes… The Nice Guy Trio (2009) – Oakland, CA, USA – Rob Reich, acc. http://www.robreich.com/index.html
* Tower of Dudes – Morning – Make Your Own Culture (2014) – Victoria, British Columbia, Canada – towerofdudes.bandcamp.com

Thanks for reading us here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2008-08-08: Electronic accordions, with Roland’s V-Accordion

August 14, 2018

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From the Accordion Noir back archives, here’s another blast from the past — ten years ago, we received a two-part visit (both to our radio program and to the monthly Squeezebox Circle gathering) from Murray Brown and Doug McGarry from Roland, that renowned Japanese purveyor of electronic instruments, including the company’s long-sought quixotic ideal… the electronic accordion!  (Or more to the point, their proprietary V-accordion.)    While visiting us, they delivered a confident demonstration of its capabilities while deftly ducking our more punk inquiries into the potential to abuse the instrument’s capabilities beyond its intended parameters of Golden Age Of The Accordion applications.  (Ten years on now, someone must have violated their EULA and uncovered some circuit-bending hacks to spin our heads on top of our shoulders — but in the meantime, you can still enjoy the party line courtesy of this archival recording.)  At its original online home, this episode was visited some 8423 times… you can still enjoy it into the future (digital accordions… at one, looking both forward and back!) courtesy of the Internet Archive.  To whet your appetite, here’s the episode’s playlist!

Accordion Noir: Playlist: 08, 08, 08, Electronic Accordions, with Murray Brown and Doug McGarry from Roland!
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September 5th Deadline! Visit http://www.Roland.ca for information on their big V Accordion contest (you don’t need one of their accordions to enter, but you could win one.)
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Artist — Song – Album (date) – Origin – Label/Contact info

Greg Pagel – Rock the Box, pt 1 – Plastic Machine Music (2005) – Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA – http://www.gregpagel.com
Lea Nicholson – 4th Brandenburg Concerto (3rd Movement) – The Concertina Record (1980) – UK – http://www.jayls.com/jamring/ (Or get it:) http://www.archive.org/details/TheConcertinaRecord
Murray Brown on the Roland FR-7
Steve Jordan – Oaxaca – Polkas Huapangos Y Redovas (2006) – Texas, USA – http://www.haciendarecords.com http://www.myspace.com/estebanjordan
More Murray, plus Doug McGarry with history of Roland’s accordion dreams. And the big championship contest!
Aldo Granato – Melantonyme – La Noche (2006) – Belgium – http://www.aldogranato.com/index.html
Motion Trio – Tranceaccordion – Play-Station (2005) – Poland – http://www.motion-trio.art.pl
Harriet & Myriam Dykstra – Yogourt is Not Invented – (2008) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.BabyBloc.org
Pistolera – Cazador – Siempre Hay Salida (2006) – USA, Brooklyn, NY
http://www.pistolera.net/
Jessica Fichot – Le Chemin – Le Chemin (2007) – France, and Los Angeles, California, USA — http://www.pistolera.net/

September 5th Deadline!
Visit http://www.Roland.ca for information on their big V Accordion contest (you don’t need one of their accordions to enter, but you could win one.)

Thanks for reading us here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2018-08-08: Klezmerfest with The Debaucherauntes!

August 9, 2018

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Last night was a special episode of Accordion Noir, as we had all five members of Seattle’s The Debaucherantes, a rebel klezmer crew, set up in the radio station studio for a fun little session in promotion of their PNW tour, notably their performance (see above) at Caravan’s “KlezmerFest” this Saturday night, August 11th, along with Montreal’s Oktopus.  (Save five bucks and buy tickets online today!)

But friends in Victoria, Chemainus, Nelson, Spokane, Chelan, Boise, Olympia and Port Townsend, sit up and pay attention, because (see below) they are also paying your towns visits over the next week — and after spending an hour with them in the studio I can report that you’d really be missing out if you passed them by, as they’re quite a lot of fun. Gazing into my crystal ball, I can definitely see them on the bucket list for the 2019 Accordion Noir Festival… but first we have to get through this year’s!

But don’t let me sell you on them unheard — go, get an earful of last night’s hour of live audio (well, plus one Oktopus track)! Here are the songs they played:

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the Debaucherantes – Accordion Noir Theme (after Andy Fielding)
the Debaucherantes – Bei Mir Bistu Shein
Oktopus – Freylekh
the Debaucherantes – Nifty’s Freylakh
the Debaucherantes – Ot Azoy
the Debaucherantes – The Girl With The Crooked Smile
the Debaucherantes – Yi’hyu L’Ratzon

Thanks for reading us here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2008-08-01: Jelena Milojevic

August 6, 2018

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In this archival recording from Accordion Noir 10 years ago, Bruce got the chance to have a chat with European accordion prodigies Jelena and Alex Milojevic!  At its original online home it was enjoyed some 3982 times and we hope that you continue enjoying it at the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist:

Accordion Noir: Playlist: August 1st, 2008, Classical accordion with Jelena, Anja and Alex Milojevic!
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Artist — Song: Composer – Album (date) – Artist Origin – Label/Contact info

Ivan Koval – Milonga Del Angel: by Astor Piazzolla – Das Akkordeon:
instrument der melancholie (2001) – Czech Republic – http://www.hfm-weimar.de/
Mika Vayrynen – Disco-Toccata: by Petri Makkonen – Mysterious Visions (1995)
– Finland – http://www.accordions.com/mika/index.htm
Jelena Milojevic – Whistler’s Spirit: Aleksandar Milojevic (public
premier!) – Vancouver, BC, Canada / former Yugoslavia – http://www.myspace.com/jelenamilojevic or http://artesmusic.org
Jelena Milojevic – Hymns for cello and accordion, 1st Movement: by
Ilkka Kuusisto (2007)
Ivan Koval – Fairy Tales, M I & II: by Vaclav Trojan – Das Akkordeon:
instrument der melancholie (2001) – Czech Republic – http://www.hfm-weimar.de/
Javier Girotto (sax), Luciano Biondini (accordion) – Aires tango by Javier Girotto – El Cacerolazo (2000) – Italy – http://www.myspace.com/lucianobiondini
Pistolera – Vieja, Preludio / Vieja – En Este Camino (2008) – Brooklyn, New York, USA – http://www.pistolera.net/
David P Smith – Ill Wind – Hurtin’ Dance Party (2002) – Victoria,
BC, Canada – http://www.inflatableeye.com/index.html

This episodes “cover” is… Jelena! http://www.myspace.com/jelenamilojevic

Contact Jelena for bookings, etc at: http://artesmusic.org (Jelena is under “Artists.”)

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Thanks for reading us here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2018-08-01: August Tidings

August 2, 2018

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Last night’s episode of Accordion Noir took a cue from the break in our heat wave, making room for some cooler and darker tones. Also, some of the selections in our playlist last night are teasers for Caravan’s upcoming KlezmerFest concert http://caravanbc.com/2018/05/klezmerfest-oktopus-debaucherantes/ August 11th at the WISE Hall — which we hope to represent on next week’s episode with an interview with the Debaucherantes, knock on wood! In the meantime, listening to them play their hearts out is the next best thing.

If this sounds like it’s your cup of tea (if not, you’re either a new listener or, after over a decade, incredibly patient waiting for us to come around to your superior tastes) you can go listen to it over at the Internet Archive. Did last week’s audio widget experiment work for you? It looked to us like it was working, then it looked like it had broken…

In any case, it definitely works over there. And here’s the complete list of songs you can enjoy by mousing on over there:

* Giants in the Trees – Dark Cloud – Giants in the Trees (2017) – Wahkiakum County, Washington, USA – http://giantsinthetrees.com Krist Novoselić, acc.
* Oktopus – 12 – Freylekh – Klezmerfest Vancouver (Aug 11) (0) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada – caravan.bc
* The Debaucherauntes – Nigun – Different Parade (2015) – – Visit http://thedebaucherauntes.bandcamp.com
* Alec K. Redfearn and the Eyesores – The Seven and Six – Sister Death (2012) – Providence, Rhode Island, USA (Home of HP Lovecraft!) – http://www.aleckredfearn.com/
* Jory Nash – She Gets Her Courage From Alcohol – Wilderness Years (2018) – Canada – http://www.JoryNash.com Robbie Grunwald, acc.
* Na’ik Madera – Chambeadoras – Chambeadoras (2010) – Guatemala – http://www.reverbnation.com/naikmadera Herbyn Galicia, acordeón.
* Joana Reis – É tao bom quando chega Agosto – Accordion Babes 2018 (2016) – Portugal – http://accordionpinupcalendar.com/ http://www.facebook.com/joanareis.baile
* Julien Labro & Olli Soikkeli Quartet – Tango For T – Rise & Grind (2017) – New York City, New York State, USA – http://julienlabro.com/
* Youssra El Hawary – Reehet El Foraa’ – No’oum Nasyeen (2017) – Cairo, Egypt, North Africa – http://youssraelhawary.bandcamp.com
* The Accidental Trio – Alone Together – The Accidental Trio (2008) – San Antonio, Texas, USA – http://www.myspace.com/theaccidentaltrio
* The Debaucherauntes – Take Your Money (Sleep Alone) – Different Parade (2015) – – Visit http://thedebaucherauntes.bandcamp.com

Thanks for reading us here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fansthe Accordion Noir Festival (which has just announced (and opened online ticket purchases for) its festival-headlining opening night and Saturday night dance party), and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle (taking place … tonight!) Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2008-07-25: Extended Jazz Freak-out

July 29, 2018

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Ten years ago we were airing what looks to have been episode 86 of Accordion Noir Radio, a deep exploration into accordion jazz.  At its original online home it was enjoyed some 3307 times but is anything’s appeal more perennial than that of accordion jazz?  (Wait, don’t answer that!)  We encourage you to go put a smile on your face listening to the recording of the episode now hosted at the Internet Archive.

Accordion Noir: Playlist: July 25th, 2008, Extended Jazz Freak-out.
This episode’s “cover” is… William Schimmel’s accordion
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Artist — Song – Album (date) – Origin – Label/Contact info:

Archipelago (William Schimmel, acc) – Peppermint Twist – Archipelago (2001) – New York, NY, USA – http://www.billschimmel.com/
Gordon Fleming – Close Your Eyes / Lover Man – According To Gordie (2004) – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – http://www.justin-time.com/authors/gordiefleming/
Harry James & His Orchestra (Tommy Gumina, acc) – Ruby (1953) – Squeeze Me 3: 1943-53 – Rebop Continental – Get this record: http://www.venerablemusic.com/catalog/TitleDetails.asp?TitleID=12048
Will Holshouser Trio – Nocturnal – Reed Song (2001) – New York City, USA – http://www.willholshouser.com/
Yeti (Jetty Swart) – Porcherie – Yeti – Tapisserie (2007, non-album version I think) – France/Netherlands – http://lecrideyeti.free.fr/
Gus Viseur – Sur La Glace (#2) (1942) – Gus Viseur A Bruxelles (Les As du Musette) – France
Pete Jolly (He’s on the M*A*S*H theme song) – Jolly Jumps (1955) – Pete Jolly Quartet, Quintet & Sextet (2007) – http://www.freshsoundrecords.com/record.php?record_id=4664
Accordion Crimes (Mark Lllama, acc) – New Bossa – Accordion Crimes (2005) – Toronto, Canada – http://www.accordioncrimes.ca/
The Benny Goodman Quintet (Ernie Felice, acc) – Fine And Dandy (1947) – Squeeze Me 3: 1943-53 Rebop Continental – http://www.venerablemusic.com/catalog/TitleDetails.asp?TitleID=12048
Peter Piccini Jazz Trio – Bass ‘n’ Keys – Cool Change – Australia – http://www.users.bigpond.com/piccini/
Art Van Damme – Let’s Fall in Love (1954) – Squeeze Me 4: 1951-55 A Lesson In Bop – USA – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Van_Damme
Art Van Damme Quintet – Satin Doll / I Wished On The Moon – Swinging The Accordion On MPS (Most Perfect Sound Edition, 2006) – USA –http://www.spaceagepop.com/vandamme.htm
Fréhel – Musette – Accordeon 1913-1941 (Disc 1) – http://www.fremeaux.com/ – Not Edith Piaf, but her life doesn’t sound much happier: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fréhel
Michael Occhipinti – The Sulphur Miner (Louis Simao, acc) – The Sicilian Jazz Project (2008) – Wow – Toronto, Canada – http://www.michaelocchipinti.com/sicilianjazz/index.html
Richard Galliano Quartett – Beritwaltz – New Musette (1991) – Spain – http://www.richardgalliano.com/index.html
Tony Murena – Café Au Lait – Swing Accordion (This 2003 compilation doesn’t list any information about tracks! Nice essay on musette music though.) – France – http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Murena (in French)
Amanda Jayne – Unwinding Staircase – Swoon (2007) – Barcelona, Spain – http://www.myspace.com/amandajayneswoon
Ellery Eskelin (Andrea Parkins, acc) – Instant Counterpoint – Quiet Music (2006) – New York, USA – http://home.earthlink.net/~eskelin/index.html
Jo Privat – Rythmes Gitans (recorded in 1966) – Manouche Partie (1991) – France
Tito & His Swingtette (Tito Guidotti, acc) – Stuff And Things (1938) – Squeeze Me 1: 1929-40 Accordion Joe
Tony Murena Et Son Ensemble Swing (Tony Murena, acc) – Christopher Columbus (1941) – Squeeze Me 2: 1938-45 Squeezin’ The Blues
Micheael Warlop Et Son Orchestre (Louis Richardet, acc) – Serenade (1935) – Squeeze Me 1: 1929-40 Accordion Joe
Simone Zanchini and Frank Morocco – Spanish Song – http://roadtomarocco.com/home.html (That’s a funny web address. Check out his “Credits” page.)
Saul Berson Quartet (Kim Darwin, acc) – Corner of Cairo & Main – Intricacy (2007) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://cdbaby.com/cd/saulberson
William Schimmel – What is This Thing Called the Accordion? (Bagatelle No. I); Stardust; Postlude (Bagatelle No. II). – Small Hotels (2002) – http://www.myspace.com/seminars

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Get this record at least: Squeeze Me, the Jazz and Swing Accordion Story, http://www.venerablemusic.com/catalog/TitleDetails.asp?TitleID=12048
or:
http://www.cdroots.com/sst-squeezeme.html

Check the Fremeaux (French) catalog too: they have a new DVD! http://www.fremeaux.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2669&Itemid=0
Their Accordion Jazz record has San Francisco’s (one-time) Pezzolo Accordion House on the cover: http://home.earthlink.net/~flynnpub/photo.htm

Thanks for reading us here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fansthe Accordion Noir Festival (which has just announced (and opened online ticket purchases for) its festival-headlining opening night), and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle (taking place this Thursday night!) Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2018-07-25: No Subtitle Needed

July 26, 2018

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For at least a decade Bruce has been qualifying episodes of Accordion Noir radio with little descriptive blurbs, but for the first time in a long time, he omitted to include one.  I suspect the motivating factor was an unplanned last-minute change of plans regarding how the music was going to get from his vast collection to out over the station’s broadcast antenna — no time to be cute, hustling to keep things moving smoothly here!  But of course, after all this time, he’s a seasoned veteran (I was going to say “professional”, but of course Co-op radio being what it is, the amateur, unpaid variety of professional) and had a good Plan B at his disposal.  And now look, there he has come up with a subtitle after all in the playlist he eventually passed my way after his heart stopped pounding from all the excitement.  Is he suggesting I’m just spinning you a tall tale?  In any event, in case you missed the show’s original broadcast time last night (or just want to enjoy it again), you can hear it again (and again!) as digital audio served up at the Internet Archive. Actually, though it never occurred to me, we should be able to serve the episode up in a little player widget right here in this post. Let’s give it a shot:

https://archive.org/embed/AccNoir20180725

Looks good to me! Any comments? Either which way, here’s what you have waiting ahead of you:

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* Lucy Schneider & Claudio De Pumadas – Allons A Grand Coteau – Sweets & Hots (2006) – http://www.sweetsandhots.com/
* Foy Willing & The Riders Of The Purple Sage – Avalon – from Kevin Coffey’s collection (194?) – Los Angeles, California, USA – (Bud Sievert, acc.)
* Below The Salt – Splinter In The Sky – West Coast Accordion Babes Pin-Up Calendar 2010 (2009) – Bisbee, Port Townsend , Washington, USA – http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=17646451
* La Bottine Souriante – Chapeau – En Spectacle (1996) – Quebec, Canada – http://www.bottinesouriante.com
* Clifton Chenier – Rockin’ Hop – Louisiana Swamp Blues (1954) – Bogalusa, Louisiana, USA – This is Chenier’s first recordings, on KAOK radio in Lake Charles, LA.
* Joaquin Diaz – El Serrucho – Merengue Mas Merengue (0) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Republica Dominicana –
* Alfred Montmarquette – Boston-american set : 3ème fig – Digital Gramophone, Library and Archives Canada (1929) – Montréal, Québec, Canada – © http://www.nlc-bnc.ca
* Copper Box – Irish Washerwoman – People Change (2011) – Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA – https://copperboxband.com
* I.K. Dairo – Iyawl Oniwa Kiwa – Juju Master (0) – Nigeria, West Africa – Isaiah Kehinde Dairo http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I._K._Dairo
* Raynald Ouellet – Medley Of German Polkas – John J. Kimmel – Un Héritage Fabuleux – [[Disc 2]] – Production RO 001 (2010) – USA / Ireland / Quebec, Canada – http://www.mnemo.qc.ca/spip/les-prix-mnemo/article/prix-mnemo-2010-le-double-cd-john Piano, Denis Pépin.
* Duo Milla Viljamaa & Johanna Juhola – Mieskeijut (Male Fairies) – Tango Diary (2013) – Finland – http://www.johannajuhola.net/
* Deux Accords Diront – Papillons – Gardadvergur (2006) – Belgium – http://www.anneniepold.be/ Anne Niepold & Aline Pohl
* Regis Gizavo – Mikea – Mikea (1996) – Madagascar, Africa – Label: Indigo
* Natasha Enquist – Summer Bird – Accordion Babes Pin-up Calendar 2017 (2016) – – http://www.AccordionPinupCalendar.com http://www.natashaenquist.com
* Reeltime – Sile – Song Of The Green Linnet [Disc 1] (0) – – http://www.greenlinnet.com Luke Daniels, acc.

Thanks for reading us here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!