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New Book in 2019-Accordion Revolution,Bruce Triggs

Joe Offer 17 Dec 18 - 11:03 PM
AccordionBruce 18 Dec 18 - 07:34 PM
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Subject: New Book in 2019-Accordion Revolution
From: Joe Offer
Date: 17 Dec 18 - 11:03 PM

Dear Joe,

Bruce Triggs here from the Accordion Noir Radio show in Vancouver, Canada. Thanks for your work, it’s been an inspiration. I’m writing to share that I’ve finally finished my music history book Accordion Revolution: A People's History of the Accordion in North America. It’s coming out in 2019 and I’m asking folks to spread the word among musicians and accordion-fans and join my new email list if they’re interested.

The book has chapters on the squeezebox in early Rock ’n’ Roll and the Folk Revival, and big sections about Jazz (especially several women jazzers from the 1940s), Ethnic Musics, African American accordion, and 150 country and western accordionists (who knew?) I think it will be an eye-opener for readers and a fun new take on a lot of different music.

If you would like to know more you can go to where you’ll see a table of contents, photos, and can sign up for email updates. I won’t add anyone to the update list without permission, so do click to sign up if you’re curious at all. It’s easy to be removed from the list if you want.

Below is a wonderful photo (not the final cover) that the son of a vaudeville player shared with me (that’s his mom on the right). The book includes at least 50 other images, it should be quite beautiful.

Thanks and I hope you’ll share the Accordion Revolution with friends!

Bruce Triggs
R405 - 118 Alexander St.
Vancouver, BC V6A 3Y9   CANADA

(Again, please go to and add your name so you'll hear about pre-sales of my book, due Spring 2019!)

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Subject: RE: New Book in 2019-Accordion Revolution,Bruce Triggs
From: AccordionBruce
Date: 18 Dec 18 - 07:34 PM

Thanks to Joe for posting my announcement. I look forward to folks' response to the book when it comes out in the Spring. The chapter on how the North American Folk Revival skipped/rejected the accordion back in the 1960's is pretty entertaining. Alan Lomax in particular seems to have hated the instrument. So that was fun to explore.

Much appreciate hearing what people think.


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