Saturday, December 3, 2011

A Christmas Present From Paul

I put up a page with links to a bunch of my Christmas songs.  These are tunes I've been playing every year with the Christmas Jug Band, a seasonal gathering of merry musical misfits. Enjoy!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Paul Rogers To Guest DJ On KPTZ

I'll be joining Phil Andrus as a guest DJ today on KPTZ  91.9 FM in Port Townsend. If you are not in the area you can listen via their internet stream. I'll be playing choice selections from the Christmas Jug Band Cds to advance our upcoming show at the Upstage on Dec 10 in PT. Check it out!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Paul Plays TDA Tunes on KPTZ In Port Townsend

I'll be doing an "in-studio" this Friday on KPTZ in Port Townsend. Phil Andrus is the host. Dirk Anderson will be helping out on string bass. They just got set up for internet streaming so now the whole world can tune in! Things kick off at noon. 

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Thinking Outside The Squeezebox in Cedar Rapids, IA

TDA front man, Paul Rogers heads to Cedar Rapids, IA this weekend to help out at the National Accordion Symposium  "Thinking Outside The Squeezebox". He will conduct a workshop in Techniques of Rock Accordion and will cover the challenges of giving your accordion "the guitar sound" and making it loud enough to compete with a drummer and bass player flailing away behind you.  The workshops are during the day on Saturday, Sept 24.
On Saturday night, Paul and TDA bass player, Lewis Wallace, will join forces with local drummer Mike Flack to play a set at The Parlor City Pub and Eatery. Joining them on the bill will be fellow symposium guest, Corn Mo. The show starts at 9 pm.
Sounds like squeezin' good time!

Monday, August 29, 2011

"The Darn" Are Coming To The Pacific Northwest

The four piece version of Those Darn Accordions, (2 accordions, bass and drums), head for the great state of Oregon for a 3 day mini-tour.  First up is the Seaside Elks Lodge on Sept 8, then the Old World Deli in Corvalis on Sept 9.  Finally it's McMenamins Oktoberfest at The Old St. Francis School in Bend on Sept 10. 
 We've played a few shows with "just" two accordions, bass and drums in
the past due to scheduling conflicts and such, but now we're giving
this stripped-down version of the band a name to differentiate these
shows from full-on Those Darn Accordions shows. We think "The Darn"
works nicely, and if you're in the area next month, we hope you'll
come check out the show. We'll be playing tons of TDA songs (and
sneaking in a few surprises).
Check out the TDA tour page for more info.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Those Darn Accordions Set to Rock At Cotati Accordion Fest

Those Darn Accordions close out America's Premiere Accordion Festival in Cotati this Sunday, Aug 21 at 6:15.  TDA promises to deliver a high energy set of snappy originals and "bellowized" classic rock standards.  There's no better time to be had anywhere this weekend in Northern California.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Paul At the Piano

This is typically a slow time of year for TDA so I've been spending some time tickling the ivories of my grandma's old upright piano. This is pretty much how a TDA song starts out. I've put 4 tunes up on my YouTube channel in case anyone wants to check them out.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

TDA At The Palms Playhouse

We are back at the Palms Playhouse in Winters, CA this Friday. We're excited to have Carri back with us and we've dug into the songbook for a few TDA classics. It should be a rocking night! Showtime is 8 pm.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Pink-Wigged Pig Will Rock for Food

This pink-wigged pig plays guitar about as well as some of the punk rockers you'll see on nightclub stages. Now, if they could teach the porker to play accordion, they'd be onto something.

[via BuzzFeed]