Sunday, May 13, 2007

The Amazing All-Girl Accordion Orchestra

New York City squeezebox impresario Walter Kuehr reveals the inspiration for his Main Squeeze Orchestra in a New York Post interview:

"I had a dream that I would conduct an all-female accordion orchestra, and that the girls would wear pigtails and the music would be beautiful," Kuehr says. "It was the best dream I ever had."

And what a dream it must be. The group plays "everything from Madonna to Bach to 'Bohemian Rhapsody'" and performs monthly at Mo Pitkin's House of Satisfaction, the Post reports.

We visited Kuehr's Lower East Side shop, Main Squeeze Accordions, last time we were in the Big Apple, but we've never caught the orchestra in action. He's a nice guy who sells some cool accordions. Maybe someday we'll share a stage.

P.S. Don't miss the Main Squeeze Orchestra site, where you can buy T-shirts and thongs.

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