Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Daddy Squeeze and Mark Kreitzer

There was a lot going on September 18th at KFAI.
The entire day was dedicated to Celebrating 35 years of KFAI programming.
From midnight to midnight there was special programming, and reminiscing from 1978 on.
There was lots of listener response, so thank you for helping KFAI.  We the volunteers could not do it without you.
On "Live From Studio 5!" we had an outstanding pair who brought us on a journey through time and even to Paris.
Daddy Squeeze aka DAN NEWTON brought his accordion, and a fine one it was, with sparkling keys and even rhinestones.
If Liberace played accordion this is the one he would use.
Daddy Squeeze was backed up by Mark Kreitzer, who shifted seamlessly from mandolin, to fiddle, to banjo and to guitar.
It was amazing, but no, he didn't play them all at the same time, although somehow with Mark, I think it would be possible.
Mark said he had more at home so if you need an amazing musician for your next record, you can hire a whole band, just by having him in studio.
We were treated to Appalachian, folk, and even an excursion into French cafe music.
We did not have any polka on the show, but Daddy Squeeze plays Oktoberfest, so I’m sure you could talk him into showing up at your venue.
Both these fellas also instruct others in various musical pursuits.
Check them out for more details, to get better, or learn something new, I can think of no better people to seek out.
Go to our page for a rebroadcast of the show.
Find pictures on Flickr here
It’s up for two weeks on the playlist, then avail in the archives here:
Their Video is available on YouTube at kfairocks
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From their bios.
Daddy Squeeze Ethnoclectic Accordion "Daddy Squeeze" has been playing offbeat accordion music since 1987, when he won the Nebraska State Accordion Contest at the Czech Festival in Wilber, Nebraska.  He has used the squeeze box for playing all kinds of music not normally associated with free-reed instruments, as well as standard accordion material.
Daddy Squeeze also enjoys mixing up styles and genres that don't generally seem compatible. "Music out of context", or "Ethno-clectic Bop" is the result of his genre-bending experiments with Celtic, Tex-Mex, Creole, Blues, Jazz, Scandinavian, Polka and pop music.
Mark Kreitzer
Mark has been playing music on stage since almost before there were two Germanys! He has played in Rock, Country, Bluegrass, Folk, Traditional Jazz and Gypsy Jazz bands, as well as being involved in theatrical and classical music. An accomplished performer on more than a handful of instruments, Mark also is a prolific songwriter, recently writing for a musical adaptation of Mark Twain’s "Life On The Mississippi". Although he has played across the country and overseas, his favorite audience is always the one he’s playing for now! And if you’d like to learn how he does it, you can take lessons from him! Mark has been a professional educator since 1988, and currently teaches at Carleton College, as well as leads workshops at festivals and camps around the Upper Midwest. He’s also currently working on a music theory book for folk and bluegrass musicians. Please let Mark know if you have any burning questions!

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