Mark Growden Plays The Handlebars

A few days ago I had the privilege of performing at Obama-Rama, an Obama fundraiser at the Rickshaw Stop. The event featured numerous talented musicians and oddballs, but one of the night’s highlights was catching Mark Growden‘s haunting set. Mark, a Laughing Squid friend and Monster of the Accordion, opened his set by playing an improvised song on a an ordinary pair of bicycle handlebars. The eerie sounds the instrument made were versatile and expressive. In the video above, Mark explains how he produces such complex sounds from a simple instrument.

See more Obama-Rama performances on my YouTubes.