Free SqueezeFestLA Los Angeles Accordion Festival Tickets for Sunday, June 28
Free Ticket Giveaway for No Depression members. First five people to email name and phone number info to email@example.com, will win a pair of tickets to the show.
SqueezeFestLA, scheduled for Sunday, June 28, 2009 is sponsored in partnership with the John Anson Ford Theatre in Hollywood through a grant from Los Angeles County Arts Commission. The event kicks off with pre-show picnic at 5:30 pm with Gee Rabe, LA’s accordion diva. Featured bands are Portland’s Vagabond Opera, LA’s Conjunto Los Pochos and Louisiana’s Feufollet. Show starts at 7:30 pm.
The accordion takes center stage for an exciting and fun evening of freshly squeezed sounds from Vagabond Opera, Conjunto Los Pochos and Feufollet.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Pre-show picnic/party: 5:30 pm; Show: 7:30 pm
John Anson Ford Amphitheatre
2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East., Hollywood, CA 90068
Full Price $40, $30.
Web: www.fordtheatres.org or www.losangelesaccordionfestival.com
Fusing traditional and modern genres with innovative accordion playing, each group has created unique sounds that draw inspiration from the melting pot of American rhythms. Don’t be fooled though, it will get hot, fast and furious and we dare you to sit in your seat when the bellows start to blow!
Vagabond Opera delivers passionate offerings of Bohemian cabaret for young and old. Paris hot jazz, gut bucket swing, tangos, Ukrainian folk-punk ballads, klezmer and vigorous originals meet a world of riverboat gambling queens, Turkish belly dancers, and the enigmatic Marlene Dietrich
Conjunto Los Pochos is Los Angeles Tex Mex at its best. Conjunto Los Pochos has lived this music at dance halls, weddings, concerts and a variety of venues from the Eastside to the Westside, throughout Southern California and across the country. They have developed their unique sound that combines elements of both Texas and Mexico Conjunto styles with original music as well as classic favorites.
Louisiana’s Feufollet was formed in 1995 when accordionist/singer Chris Stafford was 8 and fiddler Chris Segura was 11. Feufollet quickly became known as one of the most exciting Cajun bands in Acadiana, not because of their youth but because of their obvious musical ability and the vivacity with which they approached the traditional music of the area.
For more information about SqueezeFestLA and the Los Angeles Accordion Festival, visit www.losangelesaccordionfestival.com and www.myspace.com\losangelesaccordionfest