Still pinching myself about having been part of the quartet that recently recorded Elliot Vaughan’s brilliant soundtrack for the play “From Whence He Came”. This is the first time that I have had the experience of sitting in for an all day session with orchestral players. I felt like any minute someone was going to stand up and say, “Wait a minute –why is there an accordion in the room?” Elliot is a truly adventurous and delightful composer. His score made me do things with my accordion that I had never even thought of before. One song was all scripted bellow moves and key clicks! It was an adventure in accordion playing that I will not soon forget. The material is surreal and savagely beautiful and I have adopted the solo accordion piece Rose’s Gift (above) as one of my bastard children. You can hear and even buy some of this magical potion right here.


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