This high-energy acoustic duo consists of fiddle wizard Peter Evasic and his accomplice, George Radebaugh on accordion. They play a mix of Irish, Zydeco, Gypsy, Django swing, polkas and waltzes and more. The Alternators frequently play festivals, weddings, performance spaces around western Washington and are guaranteed to get your inner dancer moving even if you sit there nonchalantly sipping a cider or brew.
The Mudbugs create a delicious Americana music gumbo. You’ll hear a bit of Zydeco, Country, Blues, Cajun, and Folk. The Mudbugs play classic tunes by Clifton Chenier, Hank Williams, Snooks Eaglin, and Doc Watson, just to name a few, as well as many originals penned by the duo.
The Mudbugs are KG Jackson on vocals and guitar with Candy Jackson on accordion, washboard, triangle, and backup vocals.
The Pickled Herring Band
plays a toe-tapping variety of accordion music reminiscent of dance pavilions and grange halls of yesteryear. From schottisches, polkas, waltzes, foxtrots, swing and more, the familiar melodies are bound to spark old memories with one generation and create new memories with the next.
Our CD Pickled Favorites has been featured on the Scandinavian Hour radio program in Seattle.
Pickled in the Pacific Northwest, we’ve been playing together for more than three years at festivals, fairs, dances and other special events. pickledherringband.com
Tangoheart, featuring Bertram Levy is the premier Argentine tango ensemble in the Northwest. The quartet is dedicated to the performance of traditional tango from the golden age of tango and of the modern tango including the music of Astor Piazzolla. tangoheart.com
Those Darn Accordions (TDA)
America’s favorite rock ‘n’ roll accordion band can entertain any crowd. With two accordion players out front, and bass and drums holding down the rhythm, the band pumps out an outrageously original sound that works for almost any occasion, from giant festival stages to cozy clubs and unique corporate venues.
Fronted by squeezebox wizard/lead singer Paul Rogers, the band writes many original rock and funk songs, and also explores more-eclectic musical genres like ska, country and the prerequisite polkas. The aim is always to entertain, with an emphasis on solid musicianship and an unmistakable sense of humor.
Suzanne Garramone, the band’s other accordion player, adds fleet fingers and a variety of guitar effects pedals to produce a sound like nothing you’ve ever heard emanating from a typical accordion.
Drummer Bill Schwartz and bass player Lewis Wallace round out this one-of-a-kind band. thosedarnaccordions.com
The Vickie Townsend Band
Vickie started playing piano accordion when she was eight years old, but put it aside until she became interested in the button accordion twenty five years ago. She’s been making music for over two decades with her husband Michael in their bands Beatnik Zydeco and Mojito. She traveled to Cuba to study Afro-Latin music and also had a recent opportunity to play in England and France. Powered by a modified Cajun button box, her repertoire draws from blues, Zydeco, Latin and folk.
is a twenty-five-year veteran of the Bay Area Cajun and Zydeco music scene. He has performed with such noted Cajun and Zydeco musicians as Danny Poullard & the California Cajun Orchestra, Dewey Balfa, D.L. Menard, Marc Savoy, Michael Doucet, and John Delafose. An accomplished multi-instrumentalist, Billy plays bass, guitar, fiddle, ukulele, and steel guitar as well as piano accordion and button accordion. Billy formed MotorDude Zydeco in October 1989.
Lloyd Meadows is the soulful Zydeco/blues vocalist, harmonica player, and rubboard player extraordinaire in Motordude Zydeco and Zydeco Flames in the SF Bay Area.