Pardon my pitch… just taking a short break from shipping music and calendars (new jewelry next post:)) to let you know about a fun musical gift…
“Give the gift that keeps on squeezing, and help us transform the image of the accordionista! Your friends and mates will never forget you for this crazy fun gift: a calendar that features 13 ‘Accordion Babes’ AND bonus CD with songs from each of the musicians; from folk to sea shanties, Baltic dance, experimental cabaret, and French Rock. Only $15! Order here before it’s too late.” This year’s theme: “Heroes, Villains, and Divas.”
We had our first sold out “Accordion Babes Pin-up Show” last weekend (yes!), at the Rhythmix Theater on a very rainy night. Thank you friends for coming out ;-).
I book this night as a cabaret every year to feature multiple accordion players, all women- who front a plethora of bands around the Bay, and Paris too ;), and/or who are in this accordion calendar. With the revival of roots music and our continued global cross-pollination, we too are enjoying the comeback of those historically maligned instruments: the banjo, theremin, saw, ukulele, and accordion. Interesting, eh? And we’re writing lots of new music with them, in new ways, across more genres. Personally, I want the world to see beyond the cabaret kitsch (will that ever go away?!), and show that the accordion can be downright cool, even sexy at times: it can have you dancing (Zydeco & Celtic stomps), make you swoon (tangos & boleros), make you cry (think The God Father score), or transport you across borders (rancheras & Norteño, Baltic & French rock). That’s what these shows are all about: to show the world what’s new with accordion, and to help us celebrate the next big one… The 2013 Accordion Babes Pin up Calendar and companion CD! Can’t believe this is our 5th year. Renee de la Prade is the mastermind, producer, editor of the babes calendar every year. A group of us help her out with sponsorship, fundraising, and such.
New accordion joke! What’s the definition of optimism? ……………………
An accordion player with a publicist. 😉
So, If you need a highly unusual and Über affordable gift this year– make it this 2013 Babes Calendar and CD: diverse music, unusual pics (rated PG/R), and you will be supporting the Arts for 13 female musicians featured in the calendar. Geez; we should have charged more… 😉
Check out more COOL accordionistas:
Favorite Baltic musician: Nada Lewis
Entertaining! French Chanteuse: Jet Black Pearl
Songstress Ms. July Onah Indigo
Irish Jigs and Celtic: Maggie Martin
Sassy Folk-Ms. August Amber Lee Baker
Zydeco & Celtic: Cover Grrl: Renée De La Prade
Ms. January: Diana Strong
Canadian Cool & Ms. November: Katheryn Petersen