Compiled by Jeroen Nijhof.
Please let me know if you find any errors, or if you know of a link that should be included!

North American

Canadian Music

  • The accordion entry in the "Encyclopedia of Music in Canada", with a potted history of the accordion in Canada in various genres.
  • Bruce "Sunpie" Barnes from New Orleans plays accordion and blues harmonica
  • The Barra MacNeils from Cape Breton, with Stewart MacNeil on (amongst others) accordion

  • Blou with Batrice Boulianne on vocals and accordion from Nova Scotia's Acadie plays original, contemporary and traditional music inspired by their Acadian roots.
  • La Bottine Souriante from Quebec includes Denis Fréchette on piano and accordion and Yves Lambert on diatonic accordion, chromatic accordion and harmonica. Their record company/ production company Milles-Plattes also represents Les Batinses, Entourloupe and trio Marchand-Ornstein-Miron
  • Bottleneck is a folk-country-blues group from Vancouver, Canada, with Robyn Carrigan on vocals, guitar, accordion and banjo. She plays a 32 bass Silvestrini on stage, and a 120 bass Hohner for recording.

  • Bourque, Bernard & Lepage with step-dancer Benoit Bourque on accordion/bones/feet
  • The John Campbell Band from Calgary, with Ron Casat on accordion, play Canadian music with a strong Celtic influence
  • Canadian On-line Musician's Association is about Canadian roots music. Last time I looked, there was at least one band there with an accordion in it

  • Laurie Hart and Greg Sandell's Dance ce Soir! is a CD and tunebook of French Canadian Fiddling and Accordion playing, published by Mel Bay. The CD features Stéphane Landry on accordion
  • Great Big Sea from Newfoundland includes Bob Hallett on (amongst others) button accordion and concertina
  • Kate & Anna McGarrigle both play diatonic accordions

  • Paddies on the Tundra was a dance band from Ottowa, Ontario. Southern Canadians call their music Celtic; Inuit call it Inuktitut dance music.
  • QueTrad is an French/English-speaking mailing list / Yahoo group about Quebecois traditional and trad-based music.
  • The SingSong record company from Newfoundland abounds with (full time or part time) accordion players: not only Minnie White, but also Rufus Guinchard, Fergus O'Byrne, Jim Payne and Frank Maher (he plays in Snotty Var)

  • Thirty Below (!) is a record label specialising in traditional Quebec music, who publish CDs by groups like La Bottine Souriante, as well as accordion solo CDs.
  • Daniel Thonon from St-Marc-sur-Richelieu in Québec, Canada (born in Brussels, Belgium) plays diatonic accordion (a Castagnari, with a layout designed himself), , hurdy-gurdy, Flemish bagpipes, amongst others. He formed "Ad Vielle que Pourra", which disbanded in 1999. After that, he founded "Montcorbier", and he also plays in trio "Trafic d'Influences" and in a duo/trio with Chris Parkinson and John Whellan. He plays mostly his own compositions (and has published "The music written for Advielle Que Pourra"), but also Baroque, Tango, jazz, musette, French songs and Klezmer.
  • Le Vent du Nord is a group from Quebec, with musician/dancer Benoit Bourqe on amongst others diatonic accordions. A page for Le Vent du Nord at their record label, Borealis.

  • Len Wallace from Windsor, Ontario -- the "Squeezebox from Hell". He's a singer, songwriter and virtuoso accordionist, who plays and sings Celto-Slavic fusion with a political twist.

Cajun and Zydeco

  • Acadian Accordions are made by Marc Savoy [CA]
  • Acadien Cajun Band from South Louisiana, with Kyle Huval (age 15 as of 2006) on Cajun one-row.
  • Allez Mama [flash site] from the Netherlands with Lenny Laroux on vocals, accordions, rub board etc. plays Cajun, Zydeco and a bit of Tex Mex, with Dutch lyrics

  • Blind keyboardist, accordionist, singer, and drummer Lynn August plays strong, blues-based zydeco in the tradition of Clifton Chenier.
  • Bad Boys Zydeco from central California, with Evo Bluestein on button accordions, guitars, fiddles and vocals. He also has produced a Zydeco and Cajun accordion instructional video
  • Balfa Toujours, with Dirk Powell on accordion, is a traditional Cajun band, led by Dewey Balfa's daughter Christine. Another Balfa Toujours

  • The Bayou Brothers is a Zydeco and R&B band from San Diego, California, with John Chambers on accordion, keyboards and vocals
  • Beau Jocques & The Zydeco Hi-Rollers from Southern Louisiana, with Beau Jocques (Andrus Espre) on diatonic 3-row and chromatic 5-row accordions. Beau Jocques died September 1999.
  • The BeauBassin Cajun Band led by accordionist and vocalist Kermit Venable

  • BeauSoleil with Michael Doucet on amongst others accordion, and Jimmy Breaux on accordion.
  • Greg Benusa from San Diego, California, teaches Zydeco dance, but also organises local (1-row) accordion workshops. His site includes a page with accordion info, mostly on how get one and how to learn to play it, with references to workshops, books and videos, and tablature for a few tunes.
  • Bennie & the Swamp Gators Zydeco Band from Long Beach, California

  • Big Nick and the Cydecos is a band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with Tom Nickel a.k.a. Big Nick on accordion. "Cydeco" is the result of the industrial Mid West meeting the = Cajun and Zydeco genres. His website includes a cajun button box tutorial, with amongst others dozens of video and audio clips, fundamental information about the instrument, play-along audio clips, fundamentals of playing style, microphone techniques, purchasing information, and links to other places.
  • Billy Lee & The Swamp Critters is a Cajun and Zydeco band from San Diego. Billy Lee is also a board member, host and dance teacher at the Bon Temps Social Club of San Diego
  • La Blusa was formed in 1990 in Delft, the Netherlands. Nowadays Ron DS Chen plays cajun one-row (previously they had Henk de Kat on piano accordion). The band's repertoire consists of everything from waltzes to funky zydeco and from ballads to steady cajun rock, mostly own compositions.

  • Boat Band from England, with Tony Wetherall on accordion (yes - they tour by boat)
  • BobCajun is a Cajun and Zydeco band from Peterborough, Ontario, with Peter André a.k.a. Alonso Peterborough on Cajun one-row accordion. They play monthly dances at the Montreal House in Peterborough.
  • Bon Cajun Accordions are made by Jay Miller, grand son of Larry Miller who made Bon Tee Cajun Accordions [CA]

  • Bon Tee Cajun Accordions were made by Larry Miller. He retired in December 2006 and passed his business on to his grandson, Jay Miller, who continues under the Bon Cajun Accordions brand name. with Mike Miller Larry authored a You Can Play Cajun Accordion Book & CD Set. An article about Larry Miller [MR]
  • Ponty Bone from Austin, Texas, mixes Texas blues with Louisiana Zydeco, Mexican or Caribbean rhythms and his own originals. An interview with Ponty Bone
  • Bonne Musique Zydeco is a zydeco band from the Los Angeles area, with Dennis Gurwell on accordion and vocals.

  • Amedée Breaux is one of the best cajun accordionists of the pre-war era. With brothers Ophé on guitar, and Cléopha on fiddle he performed as the Beaux Brothers. They were the first to perform the Cajun standard Jolie Blon. (that's a 1929 recording!)
  • Buckwheat Zydeco a.k.a. Stanley Dural, Jr.
  • The Buzzard Rock Bayou Boys from Harrisonburg, VA, with Paul Rosen on cajun accordion, play a mixture of cajun, western swing, blues, and old-time. He also plays in Charlottesville contradance band Floorplay

  • A Cajun Accordion Discussion Group
  • Cajun Comfort is a traditional Cajun band from the Netherlands, with Kees Simons on Cajun one-row accordion.
  • The Cajun French Music Association is dedicated to promoting Cajun music and culture. Amongst others they organise "Le Cajun" Music Awards and Festival, next held August 19 - 21, 2005 in Lafayette, Louisiana.

  • The Cajun Rooster from Germany, with Chris Hall on cajun 1-row accordion. It is a successor of the "Cajun Pioneers", with Luitger Fräger (in Dutch) on accordion -- he died in a car accident in 2005.
  • The Cajun Squeezebox Blog with information, news, ideas, and tablatures for Cajun songs
  • The Cajun Strangers are a band from Madison, Wisconsin, with John Romano on accordion, guitar.

  • The Cajun UK message board
  • Cajun Company from the Netherlands, with Bas van der Poll on cajun 1-row and vocals, plays traditional Cajun, in the line-up that was common in the 20s and 30s in Lousiana. A Cajun Company page at the Genuine Music agency.
  • A list of Cajun musician jam sessions in Louisiana, information on cajun lessons, and on buying Cajun instruments in Louisiana at www.cajunradio.org, a site that lists Cajun and Zydeco radio programs in the USA.

  • Captain Crawfish and The Jumping Zydeco (in Danish) from Denmark, with Ulrich Klostergaard (in Danish) on accordion and vocals
  • Captain Gumbo, (in Dutch) with Mark Söhngen on diatonic and piano accordion, was one of the first cajun bands in the Netherlands (and one of the reasons I started playing the accordion!). A Captain Gumbo page at their agency, Genuine Music.
  • Les Chats Cadiens (in Dutch) from the Netherlands, with Henk de Kat (formerly of amongst others La Blusa) on piano accordion with a seperately amplified bass-side. A page for Les Chats Cadiens (in Dutch) at their agent, webmusici.nl, with a few sound clips.

  • Zydeco accordionist Boozoo Chavis [Flash site] from Dog Hill, Louisiana, played 1-row and 3-row button boxes -- he passed away on May 5th, 2001.
  • Clifton Chenier, the King of Zydeco. A Wikipedia page for Clifton Chenier.
  • Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band

  • Dutch Duo Cleanhead & Barefoot (in Dutch) with Michael 'Barefoot' Breukers on accordion and vocals and 'Cleanhead' John on guitar and vocals plays acoustic music from the USA, from Chicago blues to Cajun and Tex-Mex.
  • Cochon Bleu is a Cajun band from Groningen, the Netherlands, with Jeroen de Jong on accordion, saw bass and vocals.
  • Contemporary Louisiana Cajun, Creole and Zydeco Musicians, (!) a section of Louisiana State University at Eunice's website, compiled by its director of pulbic relations, David Simpson. It contains of biographies with photos for scores of Cajun and Zydeco artists and bands.

  • Copperbox from Oshkosh, Wisconsin, is fronted by accordionist Danny Jerabek. They describe their music as "accordion-swamp-rock", with a variety of root influences such as: Cajun, country, rock, polka, Zydeco, blues, and Tex-Mex.
  • The Crawdaddies are a band from Baltimore, Maryland, with Kraig Greff on accordion, who mix Cajun and Zydeco with North Eastern Roots Rock, Americana, Ska, etc.
  • Bruce Daigrepoint Cajun Band from New Orleans, with Bruce Daigrepoint on one-row accordion. They play most weeks for the Sunday evening fais do do at Tipitina's in New Orleans.

  • LeeRon Zydeco Davis from Western New York (state) leads a band called called LeeRon Zydeco & the Hot Tamales. They play a blend of zydeco, cajun, blues, caribbean, tex-mex and Mardi Gras funk.
  • Creole Cowboy Geno Delafosse plays one-row and three-row diatonic accordions and piano accordion. He started out in his father John's band, the Eunice Playboys, which he later led; his current band are French Rockin' Boogie. A Rootsworld interview with Geno Delafosse. Geno Delafose's myspace page
  • John Delafosse (1939 - 1994) formed the Eunice Playboys in the mid 1970s; he was succeeded as bandleader by his son Geno.

  • Des Fais Do Do is a cajun/bluegrass band from Enschede, the Netherlands, with Bert Hek on cajun accordion and mandolin. Their latest CD, "Eddie's Tyre Service", is a homage to Eddie LeJeune.
  • "Francadian" Gerard Dole was one of the first cajun accordionists in France, at first with Krazy Cajun, then with Bayou Savage. Apart from playing and composing himself, he has also made field recordings of others, and written a book on the early history of Cajun music: "HISTOIRE MUSICALE DES ACADIENS: De La Nouvelle France a La Louisiane 1604-1804" (Paris, L'Harmattan, 1996)
  • Down Town Cajun Band is a Cajun band from the Netherlands, in the tradition of Dennis McGee, Wade Frugé en Dewey Balfa. Ron van Doorneveld(formerly of Except 2 (in Dutch) ) plays cajun accordion, 'tit fer, and sings.

  • Les Femmes d'Enfer, was the Pacific Northwest's only all-gal cajun dance band, with Claudette Boudreaux on one-row accordion -- they disbanded at the end of 2005.
  • Feufollet is a neotraditional cajun band from Louisiana, with Chris Stafford on accordion, vocals and fiddle.
  • Filé with Ward Lormand on accordion, played Cajun and Creole music and swamp pop -- they played their last gig on December 30, 2002.

  • Don Fontenot et Les Amis De La Louisiane with Don Fontenot on cajun accordion and vocals have been performing in Cajun country since 1995, and at festival in and out of Louisiana.
  • Keith Frank and the Soileau Zydeco Band plays "Nouveau Zydeco" -- he/they also play traditional Creole music in "Creole Connections".
  • Frog Legs from the San Francisco Bay Area, ith Maureen Karpan on accordion and vocals, plays high-energy Cajun and zydeco dance music.

  • Gator Beat is a cajun, zydeco and funk band from California with Richard Domingue on one-row
  • Grand Mamou from Ipswich, England, with Pete Rout on Cajun accordion, melodeon, drums and percussion, plays Cajun and ceilidh music.
  • Bradley Jaye Williams plays accordion in two cance bands from Austin, Texas: traditional conjunto in Los Pinkys and traditional Cajun music, swamp pop, classic country, blues and Tejano in The Gulf Coast Playboys

  • English Cajun band The Hackney Ramblers, led by cajun accordion player Tony Weatherall, are a 50's/60's style dancehall cajun band.
  • Lisa Haley and the Zydekats from Los Angeles, California, with Skip Edwards on keyboards and accordion. Former accordionist David Jackson now plays with a country trio called New West.
  • Chris Hall is a leading Cajun and Zydeco accordion player from the UK. He plays amongst others in R Cajun & the Zydeco Brothers, Zydecomotion, Bearcats, and in a duo with Murray Brailsford. His Swampmusic agency also represents Cajun and Zydeco bands from the UK and abroad, and he runs the Gloucester Cajun and Zydeco Festival.

  • Hat Trick is a Cajun/ Zydeco/ Rock and Roll band with Charlie Kuchler on squeezebox
  • Gary Hayman's ZydE-Magic Cajun Zydeco page
  • Guitarist Hans de Vries a.k.a. Homesick from the Netherlands plays Louisiana blues with the Lousiana Men, with regular guest Henk de Kat on accordion; His latest project is Bon Ton Club, of which Henk de Kat is a member.

  • Jay & Joyriders (in Dutch) are Belgian " rollin' roots" band, with Bill (William Vranckx) on harmonica, accordion and washboard. They play Chicago blues, country, cajun and swamp pop
  • Jeffery Broussard and the Creole Cowboys from Southwest Lousiana plays creole classics as well as their own brand of contemporary Zydeco. Jeffery Broussard formerly led the Zydeco Force Band (and later the New Zydeco Force Band). He also plays or played fiddle in "Triol Kreyol", with Nolton Simien on accordion.
  • Jonno Frishberg is a fiddler and accordionist from New Orleans. Previously he played Mamou; now he plays solo (mostly fiddle, it seems).

  • Dutch band Last Call, with Henk Van der Sypt on vocals, rub-board, diatonic accordion and harmonica, plays a mix of New Orleans R&, boogie, swing, Zydeco and Tex-Mex.
  • Rosie Ledet from Church Point, Louisiana, is one of the few female Zydeco accordionists -- she plays the Cajun one-row accordion, and she sings both in Creole French and in English. Rosie Ledet's myspace page
  • Louisiana Cajun and Zydeco band Lee Benoit and the Bayou Stompers

  • Celebrated Cajun accordionist Eddie LeJeune, son of the legendary Iry LeJeune. Eddie LeJeune died January 9, 2001.
  • Lil' Brian and the Zydeco Travelers is a young Zydeco band. Their first album, "Funky Nation", was produced by Buckwheat Zydeco.
  • Onno Kuipers used to play in Dutch Cajun and Zydeco band Louisiana Radio on a cajun one-row (a "Leeuwtje"), but that band is now defunct. Onno Kuipers now amongst others plays in an Irish band "Blind Summit", also with Wim Nagtegaal, and in French jazz trio En Route. (in Dutch) Another Louisiana Radio site.

  • LouisianaCajun.com is a directory and search engine for Lousiana and Cajun websites.
  • Cajun artists from the Louisiana Folklife Database Website, including musicians and instrument makers
  • Louisiana Jane is an all-female Cajun and Zydeco band from Western Canada, with Cindy-Jane Nakoneshny on Cajun, 3 row button and keyboard accordions.

  • Marc and the Boiled Crawfish, the first Swiss Cajun and Zydeco band, with Marcel "Mäse" Bachmann on squeezebox and vocals.
  • Eric Martin (in French) is a Cajun accordionist from Maxent, France. He also builds Cajun accordions. [MR]
  • Jim Meloche's Cajun accordion page

  • Cajun and Zydeco bands on the roster of Mid-Atlantica area booking agent Missile Productions.
  • Mojo Zydeco is a Zydeco band from Vancouver, Canada, with Reinier deSmit, and formerly Jack Velker (1945 - 2009) on accordion, and organ. They have started a local Zydeco dance venue called "Club Zydeco", where twice a month you can get Louisiana food, a Zydeco dance lesson and a live Zydeco band.
  • Roger Morand & Bandzydeco is a Zydeco band from France, led by Roger Morand on accordion and vocals. They have performed in many countries, including France, Germany, the UK and the USA.

  • Cajun and Zydeco in the Netherlands, maintained by Willem Versloot, with a diary, links, and lots of information.
  • OffBeat, a Louisiana music and entertainment magazine
  • Mark Palms' gonecajun.com contains a selection of (fiddle) cajun tune transcriptions, with melody line plus chords.

  • J. Paul Jr. and the Zydeco Nubreedz [Flash site] from Houston, with self-proclaimed Zydeco rebel J. Paul Jr. on one-row accordion.
  • Vic Sadot's Crazy Planet Band from Newark, Delaware, with Vic Sadot on guitar and Cajun one-row, and formerly Mike Reynolds on piano accordion
  • Psycho Zydeco from Sidney, with Stefan Sernek on accordion, bass and vocals

  • Queen Ida
  • Reed Accordions are Cajun accordions, made by Tim Reed (originally from Ville Platte, Lousiana, but now living in Northbrook, Illinois, it seems [CA]
  • Zydeco accordionist Zachary Richard

  • Jacques Rigaud (in French) plays in Mousse Espagnole Cajun
  • Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys. A Steve Riley feature at RootsWorld
  • The fourth part of the PBS/Smithsonian documentary River of Song is entitled Louisiana, Where Music is King

  • The River Zydeco Band from Brabant, the Netherlands, with Jo van Strien on Accordion, play only one kind of music: Zydeco! They are also responsible for the yearly Zydeco Zity in Raamsdonkveer, the Netherlands, a.k.a. Zydeco Zity. It will next be held June 12 - 14, 2009.
  • John Roger from Meraux, Louisiana, makes "Cajun Accordions" (that's the brand name) [CA]
  • Cajun and Zydeco groups on Rounder Records

  • Bay Area Cajun Zydeco Web Resources compiled by Andrea Rubinstein
  • The San Diego Cajun Playboys with Jon on Pointe Noir accordions and Joel on Martin accordions (both play fiddle as well). The guitarist is learning the accordion as well.
  • Savoy Music Center sells Acadian Accordions, made by Marc Savoy, as well as Cajun CDs, videos and books. There is a weekly jam session in the back of the store (in Eunice) every Saturday morning. He plays in the Savoy Cajun Band and the Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band, both of which are represented by Folklore Productions. A Marc and Ann Savoy biography at the LSU at Eunice website. An interview with Marc Savoy by Barry Jean Ancelet. [CA]

  • Andrea Rubinstein's sfbayou.com with information about the San Francisco Bay Area Cajun and Zydeco scene
  • Terrance Simien plays zydeco plus New Orleans rhythms
  • Cajun accordionist Jo-El Sonnier; A Wikipedia entry for Jo-El Sonnier

  • Squeeze Bayou Cajun Band, based in Washington DC, with Brian Simms on accordion, plays traditional Cajun music.
  • Stale Urine is an industrial/zydeco fusion band from Pasadena, CA, with Michael D. Benedetti on accordion, vocals, guitars, and gargling, and Jon Lange on accordion and falsetto. Actually, we're not that bad, although we aspire.
  • Swamp is a group from Amsteram/Groningen, The Netherlands, with Marius Bos on accordion (piano accordion and Cajun 1-row) and vocals. They play Cajun and Zydeco and Tex-Mex, sung in English, French and Spanish.

  • Swamp Sextet from Minneapolis, with Dan Newton on accordion, mixes Zydeco, traditional Delta Blues, and Louisiana swamp pop.
  • Swamptones from Germany, with Heiner Koop on vocals, accordion and keyboards, play "Louisiana Party Music": New Orleans R'n'B, Zydeco, Swamp Pop, and Rock'n'Roll.
  • www.tabasco.com's music stage, with about half an album each in real audio of (currently) The Rebirth Brass Band, Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Cha's (Nathan Williams on piano accordion), and Beau Jocque and the Zydeco Hi-Rollers (Beau Jocque on cajun 1-row). Also at this site: photos and short bios of Zydeco musicians by Rick Oliver, of amongst others Roy Carrier, Boozoo Chavis, Marcel Dugas and Fernest Arceneaux

  • The Gumbo pages (!) by Chuck Taggart, with loads of information on Cajun and Zydeco music, food, etc. The list of bands you should know about include some Irish and other bands as well.
  • Teecake (in Dutch) is a Dutch Cajun/blues/Zydeco band, fronted by Anke Mensink on vocals and accordion.
  • Andre Thierry from Richmond, California, formed his band "Zydeco Magic" when he was 12 (ca 1991). He released his first CD, "Its about time!" in 1999, followed by "A Whole Lot of something" in 2004.

  • Wayne Toups
  • Phil Underwood from the UK plays accordion (Cajun 1-row and diatonic 3-row) in various cajun and zydeco bands: Cajun band Zigazag, Zydeco band Zyderythmics, old time Cajun music in duo Cajun Spirit and old time Zydeco in trio La La Zydeco.
  • Unknown Tongues is a cajun and zydeco band from Gloucester, NC, with Bryan Blake on Cajun one-row accordion

  • Cajun musician, accordion maker, and boat maker Errol Verret has recorded and performed with amongst others "Beausoleil" and the "Basin Brothers".
  • Geraint Watkins from Wales plays blues and zydeco on piano, accordion and organ.
  • Whozyamama is a traditional Cajun band from Bainbridge Island, Washington, with Claudette Boudreaux (ex Les Femmes d'Enfer) on one-row accordion. Another page for Whozyamama

  • Wim Nagtegaal is a piano accordionist and Cajun one-row player from Utrecht, the Netherlands. He played in Dutch Cajun and Zydeco Band Arcadian Ramblers and is now member of Dutch / Belgian band Acadia, and also of Irish band Blind Summit, together with ex-Lousiana Radio accordionist Onno Kuypers. He teaches, on a regular basis in Utrecht, and in workshops,
  • Zydeco Flames is a zydeco band from Northern California, with Bruce Gordon on accordion
  • Zydeco.jp (in Japanese) is Yoshitake Nakabayashi's accordion and band site, mainly about Zydeco music and the Cajun 1-row accordion (which he plays) His band Zydeco Kicks has a CD out, available from CDBaby (with sound samples)

  • The Zydeco Party Band from Los Angeles with Doug Legacy on accordion
  • The Zydeco Playboys (in German) from Germany, with Oliver Kraus on accordion and vocals, play Zydeco, Cajun, Blues, Latin-R&B, and accordion-rock'n'roll. The Zydeco Playboys in English.
  • Zydecobrad's Cajun & Zydeco Dancing in Los Angeles

  • The Zydematics is a Zydeco and Cajun band from Colorado, fronted by Hugh Robertson on vocals and Cajun one-row.
  • The Zydetones is a Zydeco, roots, Rhythm and Blues band from Boston, Massachusetts with Ken Hiatt on accordion.
  • Cajun and Zydeco links provided by music shop ZZounds

Country

  • Asleep At The Wheel with (or formerly with?) piano and accordion player Tim Alexander. Tim Alexander produced an instructional video with Flaco Jimenez, "Tex-Mex Accordion".
  • the Bluehearts from the UK, with Sue Bradley on violin, accordion and vocals.
  • Bottleneck is a folk-country-blues group from Vancouver, Canada, with Robyn Carrigan on vocals, guitar, accordion and banjo. She plays a 32 bass Silvestrini on stage, and a 120 bass Hohner for recording.

  • The Bushburys from Birmingham, England, with Gerry Smith on piano and accordion
  • Busted is a Dutch country and western band (and cover band) with ith Leo de Kruis on keyboard, accordion, harmonica and vocals.
  • The Doo-Wah Riders is a Californian Country band, with Kenny Lee Benson on keyboards, accordion, and harmonica. From the band photo on the calendar page it seems that his hat is almost bigger than his accordion!

  • The Durbervilles is an alt.country / folk / etc. band from Yorkshire with Gus Taylor on accordion.
  • Wilene "Sally Ann" Forester played accordion in Billie Monroe's Blue Grass Boys.
  • FSK from Hamburg, Germany, combines traditional German music, hillbilly, folk, yodeling and has (or had?) an accordion player, of course

  • The Gypsy Wranglers from Massachusets, with Craig Hollingsworth on accordion, play Western Swing and Gypsy Jazz and Waltzes
  • Rusty Hudelson plays and teaches in many styles: rock, New Orleans' jazz, contemporary Christian and gospel, and both traditional and new country. Amongst many instructional videos for piano, he has published a video on how to "Play the Accordion"
  • Hypnotic Clambake is a unique Boston group, led by Maury Rosenberg on accordion, that mixes bluegrass, Cajun, polka, East European and other music.

  • Kate and Lou Giampetruzzi from New York, with Lou on accordion and vocals, play blues, bluegrass, mountain ballads, Cajun and French Canadian music.
  • Pee Wee King and his Golden West Cowboys played the Grand Ole Opry in 1937; in 1974 Pee Wee King was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame.
  • The Last Straw from Norwich, UK played an energetic mixture of folk, country and bluegrass. They disbanded as of January 2002.

  • Lone Prarie with Barbara Ann Barnett on accordion performs vintage Cowboy and Western Music in the style of the great groups of the Thirties and Forties
  • Modern Twang (ISBN: 1891847031) is an alternative country music guide and directory, written and edited by David Goodman (published 1999). Amongst others it covers Western swing, Cajun and Tex-Mex, and it has a lot of accordion information. David Goodman was working on a second book: "Squeezers: A Guide to Contemporary Accordionists and Accordion Resources" -- but that seems to have fallen by the wayside.
  • The Okeh Wranglers is a British family band with Louise Kyme on accordion that plays hillbily, country, and western swing. A video of Okeh Wranglers: Promised Land

  • One Riot One Ranger, with Mark Wyatt on accordion and bass, is an acoustic country and bluegrass band from Columbus, Ohio.
  • Debra Peters and the Love Saints, from Austin Texas, with Debra on piano and accordion, plays Texan country, cajun and zydeco. The band can be booked as anything from solo up to a six piece band. Debra Peters also teaches accordion and piano in Austin.
  • Quartette, an all-female Canadian country group with Sylvia Tyson on accordion and vocals.

  • Ranch Romance, a Seattle-based western-swing/honky/tonk/rockabilly band, with Nova Karina Devonie on accordion (now defunct).
  • Riders in the Sky, a cowboy band from Nashville, often include the accordion playing of Joey Miskulin
  • Even though the band name is a pun on Zydeco, Slim's Cyder Co. from London plays Rockin'Swamp Country Swing. Accordion jokes included!

  • Sourdough Slim is an accordion playing cowboy singer from California.
  • Doug Stevens and the Outband was a gay country band (1992 - 2003) with Rachelle Garnier on accordion, on their many Cajun flavored songs.
  • De Stroatklinkers from Harkstede in the Dutch province of Groningen, with Henk Bloupot on accordion and vocals, play mainly bluegrass, but sing in the Gronings dialect.

  • Thrillbilly Stomp, with Liz Edwards on accordion and vocals, started playing Jigs, Reels and Bluegrass tunes on the street, progressed to gigs in pubs and local halls and now play in all kinds of different environments.

Contradance

  • The Dance Gypsy is a site for traditional, contra and folk dance (in the USA), with amongst others a directory with over a thousand of musicians, bands, callers and instructors (including the odd accordionist, and some Cajun bands).
  • Accordionist and mandolin player David DiGiuseppe from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, plays both solo and with an ensemble, including music from Celtic, French, Italian or American traditions. He also presents family and educational shows of songs and stories. He also plays in contra dance bands FootLoose and Contrazz, both of which perform throughout the US for dance festivals and dance weeks.
  • The Buzzard Rock Bayou Boys from Harrisonburg, VA, with Paul Rosen on cajun accordion, play a mixture of cajun, western swing, blues, and old-time. He also plays in Charlottesville contradance band Floorplay

  • Friends of Traditional Dance organises contra dances and lessons in Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Grand Picnic, with Jody Kruskal on concertina, plays contradances and concerts with an original approach to traditional fiddle music. With two fiddles, Anglo concertina, piano and bass, Grand Picnic combines the rhythmic drive of old-time American southern tunes with French Canadian and New England traditions.
  • Hartford Community Dance sponsors contra, Cajun/zydeco, and swing dances in the Hartford, CT area.

  • The Hillbillies from Mars from the Bay Area, with Kevin Carr on accordion, amongst others.
  • John Kalinowski is a concertina player and (diatonic) accordionist from Portland, Connecticut. He is a mainstay of southern New England sessions and contra dances, and a founding member of the Wild Notes, formerly the Wingnuts.
  • George Marshall plays concertina in Swallowtail and in Wild Asparagus

  • Jeremiah McLane plays accordion in Nightingale and in The Clayfoot Strutters
  • Tom Norulak has been an accordion player since the age of 8 or nine. He used to be a a member of the contradance band Magic Forest, which stopped playing in 2003 or so, and is planning to start playing again in October 2009 with a band named "Quickstep", for waltz and couple dances in Cleveland. Tom Norulak's myspace page.
  • Quasimodal, the house band for the Sebastopol English Country Dance (that's in the Bay Area) includes Mark Carroll on accordion

  • Find out all about contradance on Kiran Wagle's Contradance page. (!)