Below is a list I started in 1995 while attending the ARTS school in Duluth of accordion players in the world of Rock And Roll. As you can see from my handwriting, I was struggling. Also hilarious is that I couldn’t come up with Chris Novoselic’s name, although, in my defense, it is a tough one. This was all […]
Here’s a link to a recent radio appearance I did where I cover topics as diverse as accordions, music, sports and travel to Wisconsin, Just doing my best to stay interesting for 45 minutes. http://malarkeyonline.com http://www.kfai.org/malarkey-radio-with-irish-accent/playlists/20160111 Malarkey – Radio With an Irish Accent. 7:30pm on KFAI 90.3 and 106.7 FM and streaming on kfai.org.
Here’s the latest project. This one not only had old dry wax with Bass reeds loose inside the instrument, but also the wood glue was so dry the Bass block had come undone from the bass section pan. I’ve included the recipe for reed wax on this page. Reedwax procedure PDF
This little guy came into the shop today on, of all days, Halloween. The last accordion that entered my threshold on “All Hallows Eve” is a pretty spooky story. I descended to my cobwebby basement workshop, set it on my workbench and began the disassembly process. The moment I opened it up a dozen moths flew out and enveloped […]
Every wonder if there’s a basic worksheet for accordion repair professionals? Well your wait is over. Here’s the sheet used by Pete the Accordion Tech. Questions about any of the procedures or component parts of these instruments are welcome. ATP Basic Cleaning and Maintenancesheet
We were asked to contribute a video for the folks at Iowa Irish Fest for promotional purposes. Be careful what you wish for…
I had an idea, a tripod, and a dream. So I took to the streets to do some video shooting. This video actually landed me a gig with Glenn Kotche of Wilco via an online Twitter contest entitled “Who wants to play with Glenn?” I did and I did.
Just bought this today. Really excited to listen to it. Even the “hipper than thou” Pitchfork gave it a glowing review. And here’s where to buy it.
Me with former State Senator Florian W. Chmielewski. Nothing goes better with cabbage rolls and coffee than a noontime cable access viewing of the Chmielewski Funtime Band.