SqueezeBox Slam sounds off this Saturday, June 13

On June 12, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

squeeze_6_10_15_1_webSqueezeBox Slam is a celebration of accordions, button boxes and other free reed instruments. For the 5th year in a row, accordionists of all skill levels and musical genres are invited to stroll around the neighborhoods of Somerville, sharing their melodious sounds, and like pied pipers from an alternative fairy tale, beckon all to come and follow them as they head to Davis Square for a concert of some of New England’s finest squeezebox players.

So dust off your grandfather’s squeezebox that’s been sitting in the attic and join us for an afternoon of pumping the bellows! Accordion themed art and crafts will be for sale. Curated by Michael McLaughlin.

squeeze_6_10_15_2_webFrom 12-3 p.m. accordionists will stroll around Somerville, ultimately congregating in Davis Sq. Local accordionists bring your boxes, band together or find your own corner and play. There are no rules! This is accordion anarchy. At 3 p.m., head to Davis Sq. where Lady Kielbasia will get the concert rolling with a group play along, “The Big Squeeze.” Featured bands for the concert include Ralph Tufo and the Squeezebox Stompers, Sonny Barbato, Balkan Fields and Jinta-la-Mvata.

For more information visit: www.somervilleartscouncil.org/squeezebox. For questions or interviews contact: Michael McLaughlin strizimusic@gmail.com.

 

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