My new distraction is here!

It’s not like I need another distraction, but I have been dreaming of having a cajun accordian (technically a diatonic accordian in the German melodean style) ever since I fell in love watching Andre of the Lost Bayou Ramblers playing the summer of 2005 (that is how the inspiration for the Concertina Lace Socks design came about).

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Well, my dream has come true finally. When I was over in Lafayette, Louisiana last month for Festivals Acadiens, I went by the Martin Accordians shop beforehand and ordered an accordian to be custom-built for me by Junior Martin. I got a call from him mid-week that he had completed it (yay!), and John picked it up for me on his way over here this weekend. So now I am the proud owner of this beauty in birdseye maple.

Of course, Andre makes playing his accordian look effortless and sound so good (and he is good-looking, too!). I have a LOT of practicing ahead of me to anywhere reach near to that level, lol.

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2 thoughts on “My new distraction is here!”

  1. I found your site when I googled cajun diatonic accordian; I’m a guitar player from upstate NY and have been so bitten by the zydeco bug during the last 6 or 7 years that I could not stand it any longer and asked for (and received) one of these instruments as a Christmas gift. I’ve also ordered an instructional DVD to get me kick started on this because I can recall how much time I would have saved learning to play guitar if I had gotten some good advice from the start. Feel free to email me with your progress, I’d like to hear how someone else is doing with this!

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