Wedding season rolls on! This past weekend I had the pleasure of playing accordion during an Italian-themed reception dinner.
Never mind the fact that my accordions are all German and that I myself am about as Italian as a haggis… When you’re strolling among tables of pasta and red wine while playing classic Italian songs like “That’s Amore“, “Volare“, “O Sole Mio“, and “Funiculì, Funiculà“, you can’t help but get caught up in the spirit of it all!
“Black Beauty” (a full-sized accordion that I usually play sitting down) and “Red Baron” (a smaller and lighter one I use for strolling) await their turn to be played.
Look closely (on the right) and you’ll find yours truly warming up in the shade.
May marks the beginning of wedding season, even for accordion players! I was able to kick things off in style with a beautiful wedding at the Old Natchez Country Club.
Even better, I was joined by this violinist I just so happen to know–my wife Anne Landis Jetton.
We were asked to play the prelude music, the ceremony itself, plus the cocktail hour afterward.
These sorts of job are always a lot of fun, because it gave us the opportunity to play everything from Beethoven to Dean Martin, with some French waltzes and Argentine tangos thrown in for good measure.
Another successful gig for “The AV Department”. (A for accordion, V for violin!)