Monday, April 17, 2017

Josh Eidsor

Since I started looking for concertina music on YouTube a few years ago, I've been seeing Josh Eidsor. He's 19 or possibly 20 years old now -- and he's a very good concertina player! I hope he sticks with it!

A long radio show with Josh:

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

WFMU's Dance With Me, Stanley

Here's an archive of WFMU's show Dance With Me, Stanley -

Lots of eclectic music, including that hard-to-find POLKA variety!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Pilsen Polka

In 1930, "Pilsen Polka" was the first record that Romy Gosz played trumpet on, after only six months on the instrument (after switching from piano)! What a great, original sound. Rooted in european folk music but with a contemporary awareness of Duke Elllington and popular music of the day.
Here is a 1946 re-recording of the traditional Bohemian tune, with Romy leading the group:

A more recent version, with Jerry Minar on concertina:

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Tuesday, January 17, 2017