An accordion can color your songs in ways you might not have imagined. The acoustic properties of the instrument cannot be replicated by midi so give it a try!

I lean toward Zydeco and Tex-Mex, along with Eastern-European flavors. I also can complement a ballad with counter melodies or create melodies for intros, the release, and outros. I play a Planet Squeezebox accordion and my go-to mic these days is the Audio-Technica AT4060. I tend to record 3 passes, and If you have a chart for a specific melody or chord inversions, I’ll record from that and also send along 2 other possible variations. All will be sent as WAV files. Most clients want right hand work but can provide both if requested. 100% guarantee.

I lead my own band, the Carnivaleros, in Tucson, Arizona, USA, and have released 6 CDs since 2003. With the exception of a few covers, I have also penned the songs. I play the accordion on all cuts. In the last 15 years I have added my sound to over 30 recording projects, including Ryanhood, Kelley Hunt, Stefan George, and Teddy Morgan (Kevin Costner’s guitarist).

“WOW WOW WOW. oh and WOW! I can’t decide which track I like best. Every one of them is excellent. This is just how I love it… quick, easy and right on the money.” – Jacqueléne Palmer-Ambrose, August, 2019