For AG

16 05 2008

Clifton Chenier, also from AG’s ancestral homeland of Opelousas, Louisiana. Her grandmother claims to have been acquainted with him, but that’s her story, and I’m not going to tell it.

What is it with Americans and the accordion anyway? In virtually every other kind of New World music south of the Rio Grande, they use some sort of accordion (norteƱa, cumbia, tango, gaucho music etc.) Any theories?

I think accordions are cool.