Friday, April 23, 2010

Accordions On The Rise

What's the range of a guitar? Twenty yards if you've got a good arm!

You may hear jokes along those lines soon , if an article by Seattle University Spectator is right. Accordion playing Seattleites discuss the rise of the accordion & the decline of guitars that overtook music in the 60's through 80's.

Have you noticed a rise in accordions in today's popular music? Team TDA has noticed the familiar sound in lots of T0p 40 bands - The Decemberists recently, Britney Spears years ago, & The Beatles decades ago. Who have you heard bellowing?

Image of Gogol Bordello courtesty of Flickr/Gregor_y