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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2019-02-06: Interview with Alex Meixner, part 1

February 7, 2019


In 2010, Accordion Noir radio co-host Rowan made good on an invitation to appear at the Cotati Accordion Festival with a virtuous rump of his band the Creaking Planks.  Despondent backstage, they somehow ended up poaching nearly the entire band of polkameister Alex Meixner, who were still milling around backstage after wrapping their own most triumphant set, and together gave up an unforgettable gestalt performance.  (As pictured below.)  You couldn’t ask for a nicer accordion pal, and surely he’s the hardest working man in the polka business.

Planks and Alex at Cotati Accordion Fest 2010.jpg

Since then, we have watched in awe as Alex’s star ascended, first as the nationwide one-man-band spokesperson for Hormel’s Pepperoni snacks, then supporting Jack Black in the Netflix movie The Polka King.

Now his fame is firmly assured for the ages, landing another exclusive interview with Accordion Noir radio to complement the one we stole with him backstage at Cotati nine years ago.  Bruce had so much fun chatting with him that there simply wasn’t enough time to air it all, so you get a good dose of it here… and will hear the remainder of their conversation down the line.  You can hear last night’s episode available as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive, and here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2019-02-06, Alex Meixner  and Co. Episode 1!

* The Alex Meixner Band – Road Dawgz Polka – Make Some Noise (2018) – Palm City, Florida, USA –
* The Alex Meixner Band – Ramo Ramo – Make Some Noise (2018) – Palm City, Florida, USA –
* Alex Meixner – Happiness Is A Choice – Happiness Is A Choice (2014) – Palm City, Florida, USA –
* Alex Meixner – Crazy Train (etc) – Youtubes Y’all
* Polka Time! – Turbo Island Polka (Live @ Practice) –  (2018) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Visit
* The Alex Meixner Band – Hoe Down – Make Some Noise (2018) – Palm City, Florida, USA –  (A little bit of dueling accordions/fiddles/banjos.)
* The Argyle Embargo – Last Call – What Could Go Wrong? (2018) – Vancouver, BC, Canada –
Hoorah for Alex Meixner! Get his new album Make Some Noise! 
And please do come down to Lana Lou’s where Rowan and I will be Friday night for the Wet’suwet’en fundraiser:

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!

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