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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2023-05-24: Housing is Feeling the Squeeze

May 25, 2023

Last night’s episode of CFRO Co-Op Radio’s weekly hour-long all-accordion radio program enjoyed a theme beyond our typical “if it has free reeds, it leads” system of musical curation. Anyone who listens to our show from their place of residence may appreciate its secondary theme of housing and its precarity.  I would say we feel it here in Vancouver as much as anywhere in the world, but I think the odds are good that we actually experience the pinch quite a bit more acutely here than most other places. I could elaborate at some length, but since we actually have an hour of audio recorded prepared to assert its central thesis on my behalf, perhaps it’s for the best if I take this opportunity to duck out. If your Apple or Android (or plain old RSS) podcast subscriptions (strongly recommended!) haven’t alerted you to the episode’s availability yet, you can enjoy listening to it as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir–2023-05-24, Housing is Feeling the Squeeze

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* ‟The Many Voices of Accordion Noir” – tune “Boyd’s Cove Singles” – The Dardanelles (2009) – Newfoundland, Canada –
* La Strada – ‟My New Home” – New Home (2010) – Brooklyn, New York, USA –
* Spirit Of The West – ‟Wrecking Ball” – Save This House (1989) – British Columbia, Canada –  Linda McRae, acc.
* Loose Acoustic Trio – ‟Home In My Heart” – Brand New Mind (2005) – Sacramento, California, USA –
* Sonny Landreth – ‟Hell At Home” – Recorded live in Lafayette (Acoustic set) (2017) – Louisiana –  Steve Conn, acc.
* Over The Moon – ‟House on the Hill” – Moondancer (2017) – Alberta, Canada –  Denis Keldie, acc.
* Mairearad Green – ‟Home” – Summer Isles (2016) – Ullapool, Scotland –
* Raghu Lokanathan – ‟Homeless” – Blue Girl – Victoria, British Columbia, Canada –
* The Gertrudes – ‟Forced Eviction” – Single (2020) – Kingston, Ontario, Canada –
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* Ottus – ‟Gone Home” – Ghost Travellers (2022) – Liège, Belgium –
* Keith Frank – ‟I’m Coming Home” – MusicGallery – Cajun/Zydeco (0) – Soileau, Louisiana, USA –
* Elly Kelly – ‟Home Sweet Home” – Home Sweet Home (2008) – New Brunswick, Canada –
* Spektrum Lab – ‟Cumbia Cienaguera In Da House” – Outside the Box (2009) – Canada –
* Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys – ‟Flying Home” – Pee Wee King & his Golden West Cowboys (1955) – USA

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 … well, we’re putting our Twitter on the back burner indefinitely in pursuit of sunnier pastures, such as Mastodon at and, Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle.  Cheers & squeeze on!

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