Currently in a band, the Stringbenders since 2005 as an accordion player. Play a Roland V Accordion which is an electric accordion simulating accordions and keyboard tones. Not seeking to be in another band, but when available, maybe jam, open mic, experiment or collaborate on different style projects in my local area. I am also an acoustic and electric guitar player. Videos shared are to illustrate some of my playing styles. All videos are of my work as a member of The Stringbenders band. My favorite is the styles of Los Lobos, Texas Tornados as they really show their variety of influences. I love classic rock and country too. Thank you for your interest in the accordion! ;)
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Country, classic rock, tejano, conjunto, cajun, blues. I have a WIDE variety of influences and likings to match my music collection.
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Roland Electric V Accordion that looks like an accordion, sounds like an accordion, but is so much more as it can sound like different types of accordions, brass, organs and keyboards. Electric/acoustic Guitars, amps, effects.
Looking for Love (Cover with Accordion)
Looking for Love (Cover with Accordion)A slightly rearranged version of the Johnny Lee classic. A little accordion is added to the mix for color.
Jimmy SqueezeA song about a fictional Jimmy who lets his magic box talk and dance.
Much Too Young (with Accordion)
Much Too Young (with Accordion)I replaced the fiddle with an accordion and changed the arrangement a bit for playing fun purposes. Since Garth has come back, the song is back in the spotlight.
Thunderstruck (with Accordion)
Thunderstruck (with Accordion)I can't play guitar like Angus, but I can try and copy him on the accordion. Listen and be THUNDERSTRUCK. Just a fun mix I put together after practicing the lick on accordion from listening to it all football season in the background and events.
Las Miradas (Tejano)
Las Miradas (Tejano)The Classic Gary Hobbs song was one of my favorites of the era.
From A Jack To A King
From A Jack To A KingAn old classic that would be great for a wedding or anniversary celebration. Quick, sweet and danceable.
Don't Be So Mean
Don't Be So MeanA fun song written by the Tejas Brothers a couple of years ago. I create my arrangement of it with an accordion and some organs. Keeping Texas style accordion music alive!
Love On The Weekend (Cover)
Love On The Weekend (Cover)Inspired by the simplicity of John Mayer's stylings. Had to give it a try.
Volver VolverThis is an old Mexican standard done TexMex style. Featuring my dad on lead vocals. Recorded on an iPad.
Jill And Alvin
Jill And AlvinA little riff inspired a short fun song for Jill and Alvin's special day.
Sonador (Tejano)This is a cover of the David Olivarez classic. I used a Hohner Corona II Classic and a bajo sexto for recording purposes. This one was from my recording vault from some time back.
Please Come Home for Christmas
Please Come Home for ChristmasAn old Christmas holiday favorite covered by many original by Charles Brown in 1960. This one is based on the Eagles version. Another iPad recording.
Deeper The Love (Whitesnake Cover)
Deeper The Love (Whitesnake Cover)Another old favorite from the Coverdale/Vandenberg/Vai era of Whitesnake. One of the underrated power ballads of the time. I recorded this one on an iPad.
Little Suzi (Tesla Cover)
Little Suzi (Tesla Cover)Cover of a cover from Tesla. One of my faves from the late 80s. Originally done by PHd covered by Tesla then covered by me. All done on the iPad with an iRig setup.
Rockin All over the World
Rockin All over the WorldA remake of one of the early John Fogerty hits off his second solo album only Fogerty didn't use an accordion in his mix. ;)
Pienso En Ti (Tejano)
Pienso En Ti (Tejano)A cover of an Emilio Navaira song from one of his early albums. Recorded on an iPad. A little accordion and keyboard in Classic tejano sound.
Chiquilina (Tejano)Another influence recording as I love tejano music. This one is a cover of a David Lee Garza with Ram Herrera song recorded on an iPad.
Un Rinconcito En El Cielo (Spanish)
Un Rinconcito En El Cielo (Spanish)This is an old standard made famous by Ramon Ayala y Los Bravos Del Norte. Recorded this on the Ipad for a quick recording. Real instruments used were bajo sexto and Roland v-accordion. New mix adds vocals my mom and dad as its one of their favorites.
Teddy Bear (TexiCajun)
Teddy Bear (TexiCajun)This one is another old classic from the 50s redone in a TexiCajun way. Elvis and many others have covered this one.
Just Because (TexMex Style)
Just Because (TexMex Style)This is an old song from the 50s performed by Elvis, Conway Twitty and others. This one is in the style of Augie Myers / Texas Tornados.
Sweet Child O Mine (Accordion)
Sweet Child O Mine (Accordion)It's coffee house ROCK accordion! This was one that I pulled from the vault a couple of years ago. If Slash and Flaco Jimenez were to collaborate it might sound like this. LOL
Looking For Love (Acoustic)
Looking For Love (Acoustic)My take on an old classic from Johnny Lee on the Urban Cowboy soundtrack. It used to be an old open mic song for me.
Midnight Special (Acoustic CCR Version)
Midnight Special (Acoustic CCR Version)This is just having some fun with the camera, guitar and a great song. Thank you to Mr. Fogerty for inspiring his interpretation of the old blues classic. This was taken from a YouTube recording that I made - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2ZFRknbWJM
Signs (Acoustic)This is an MP3 of an unplugged version I recorded having some fun with some YouTube uploads. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkpD06kJCpw Check it out on YouTube too. One of my old favorites covered by me and by Tesla originally written by the Five Man Electrical Band.
Bad Moon Rising
Bad Moon RisingOne of my favorites from CCR. I pulled this one from my recordings vault.
Straight A's in Love
Straight A's in LoveI was browsing some songs the other night and came across this one from JC from the Sun sessions in 1956. I thought it was a fun one since it was not one of the signature Johnny Cash songs you typically hear. In this rendition, I add a little Texas flavor to it with the accordion while keeping to the spirit of the song. All tracks were recorded on an IPad.
We Belong Together / Sleepwalk
We Belong Together / SleepwalkThis song was recorded using an Ipad for all rhythm instruments through GarageBand for iPad as a DAW. I plugged a Telecaster guitar for lead through an iRig adapter and used the iPad mic for vocals.
A New Day (Acoustic)
A New Day (Acoustic)Just playing around with an open tuning on an acoustic. This was recorded using an iPhone in a small room through the SoundCloud app.
Last DatePlaying around with my V-Accordion and some guitars. I wanted to try out this old Floyd Cramer classic.
Hurts So Good
Hurts So GoodI always loved Mellencamp so I recorded a cover to try my luck at it. I enjoy recording all of the various instruments.
Road To Mexico (Raw Edit)
Road To Mexico (Raw Edit)A song I wrote some time back featuring some accordion in the Americana genre.
Feelin Good Today (Instrumental)
Feelin Good Today (Instrumental)This is a little Hendrix inspired instrumental I wrote and composed. It gave me a chance to try something a little out of the norm for me on some semi lead guitars.