Photo by Christine Meyer, Bremen, Germany
It's been a crazy start to the year...Feeling the need to combine our efforts and band together even more, in what is feeling like a really hard time for so many...Speaking the truth through art seems even more important than ever....
I have been working for the last few months, writing and recording a new album full of songs I've been compsing on accordion.
It's been an amazing heart opening and challenging experience, pushing even more boundaries than ever. I will be releasing the album this winter as a limited edition album to help raise funds for a new accordion!
Sadly accordions don't appreciate in value like old guitars or violins. They become harder and more expensive to repair as the years move on. It has also become harder to find people who are able to repair them.
On top of getting harder to repair, my old, used accordions (Sofia 1947/Etta 1957) have become increasingly harder to play. I have had to compensate and change my playing causing me to strain and injure my hands.
My goal is to have an accordion that will be with me for the rest of my life and allow me to grow as a player and performer.
Stay tuned for the release of the fundraising campaign and a chance to pre-order the new album "A Thousand Years or More".
Love and peace