Seattle squeezebox giant Jason Webley has joined forces with fellow accordion players Corn Mo, Geoff Berner and Duckmandu for The Monsters of Accordion tour of the West Cost. In the Bay Area they will be performing this Friday, August 24th at 12 Galaxies in San Francisco (with special guest Mark Growden) and Saturday, August 25th at 21 Grand in Oakland (with special guest Kimric Smythe). Here’s information on all of the shows that are part of the tour.
The result is a tour-de-force featuring some of the most entertaining solo accordion performers currently working in North America. But don’t expect a night of polkas, because these aren’t your grandmother’s accordion monsters. Instead Webley and company will be delivering five evenings of squeezebox-fueled drinking songs, klezmer-punk dirges, and rock anthems.